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  • HotelSecurity
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    Originally posted by BHR Lawson View Post
    Some of us do work in the interest of the public even though we work for a private company. Just because I work for a private company, I am hired to protect the public which come onto my site. I am there for not only my company's safety, but the safety of the public.
    Not really. Bottom line is you are there to protect the comapnies a*s. If protecting a part of the public prevents them from suing, that;s your job.

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  • Lawson
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    Originally posted by HotelSecurity View Post
    I do not think that Public Safety Officer is correct for most of us since we usually work for private interests, not the public. Maybe Private Safety Officers?
    Some of us do work in the interest of the public even though we work for a private company. Just because I work for a private company, I am hired to protect the public which come onto my site. I am there for not only my company's safety, but the safety of the public.

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  • Mr. Security
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    Originally posted by CorpSec View Post
    You don't by chance ask potential hires if they can spell guard do you?
    Yeah, I done real good on that question: gard. Or was is garrd?? Anyway, I done good....

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  • Nauticus
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    Originally posted by darkenna View Post
    Heh. A friend of mine who used to work in that biz used to rant about the term "bodyguard". She said, "It calls to mind the image of a 6'4 muscle-brained mook named Bruno... which is about as far from me as you can get." (She was 5'6, petite-framed, and anything but muscle-brained, in a rather scary manner.) She always used "executive protection specialist".
    Yeah, "bodyguard" has some meathead connotations to it. On my business card, I'm

    Special Agent ______ ________,
    Protective Services specialist & Protective Intelligence operative

    Then again, I've done a billion courses in advanced executive protection, intelligence gathering and protective intelligence, special operations, first aid/first respondant medicine (paramedic level), and so forth. So I worked hard for a flashy job title

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  • Crimkeeper1
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    Correctional Officer AKA Chaplain, babysitter, hall monitor, referee, zookeeper, etc... etc... LOL

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  • SecureTN
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    Originally posted by wisecure View Post
    No we dont. Feel better? We get "a" and "u" mixed up but thankfully we can spell "ANAL"....
    That's awesome, lol. My "official" title is Correctional Officer, aka, "Screw, Boss, Turnkey, Prison Guard, Pod Officer, etc etc"

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  • HotelSecurity
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    I do not think that Public Safety Officer is correct for most of us since we usually work for private interests, not the public. Maybe Private Safety Officers?

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  • darkenna
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    Originally posted by Nauticus View Post
    I'm a protective services specialist. Fancy name for a bodyguard.
    Heh. A friend of mine who used to work in that biz used to rant about the term "bodyguard". She said, "It calls to mind the image of a 6'4 muscle-brained mook named Bruno... which is about as far from me as you can get." (She was 5'6, petite-framed, and anything but muscle-brained, in a rather scary manner.) She always used "executive protection specialist".

    I'm not uniformed, nor are any of my people. We're all plain-clothed (and on rare occasions, undercover) operatives. Mine is "Multi-Unit Loss Prevention Supervisor", my people are all "Loss Prevention Officers".

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  • JSam21
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    Right now we are Security Officers but we are changing to Public Safety Officers.

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  • wisecure
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    Originally posted by CorpSec View Post
    You don't by chance ask potential hires if they can spell guard do you?
    No we dont. Feel better? We get "a" and "u" mixed up but thankfully we can spell "ANAL"....
    Last edited by wisecure; 03-01-2008, 05:53 AM.

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  • Nauticus
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    I'm a protective services specialist. Fancy name for a bodyguard.

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  • CorpSec
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    You don't by chance ask potential hires if they can spell guard do you?

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  • wisecure
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    At the hospital I work at, this was a question in the interview.....

    "To you, What is the difference between a security gaurd adn a security officer?"

    The explination they gave me was that a "gaurd" carries a stereotypical patrol and monitor etc. Usually contracted out etc.

    An "officer" at our hospital at least, does the tasks of a gaurd yes, but is also required to work hand in hand with law enforcment. I.e. Aid in going "hands on" with a Pt. resisting etc. Go Hands on ourselves etc. There is more responsibility, respect etc. with the title and position of "officer".

    At least this is the feeling of my supervisor. We are Hospital employees, and thank god cause the pay/benefits are WAY better.

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    Originally posted by davis002 View Post
    Why is that?
    Because, within the Federal Government hierarchy, a 'Security Guard' and a 'Security Officer' are two entirely different animals.

    A 'Guard' protects stuff, and an 'Officer' writes the policies that tell that guard what to protect.

    In a nutshell.

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  • HotelSecurity
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    We work plainclothed but with a visable badge or nametag. I hire Security Officers. French is the offical language of Quebec & to Police & most others we are Agents de Sécurité or the term I hate in both languages: Gardien (Watchman).

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