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  • Violent May 2018 for Security

    Memorial Day weekend saw a slew of violence against security across the country. Sadly, with the way 2018 has been going for mass shootings and crime in general, it may be a long, dangerous summer.

    http://privateofficernews.org/extrem...vate-security/

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    There is no such thing as an "Off duty security guard". They aren't Police Officers who are sworn 24 hours a day and have status. Is there an Off Duty McDonalds Burger Flipper status? BarTender? Gas Station Attendant?

    Security guards are citizens. They arent "off duty guards" not at work. If they get involved in an action when not at work, they don't yell "Off Duty Security guard!", if they do, then they are idiots...because they have NO STATUS.

    That "publication" is using sensationalism to push an agrnda. It would be more professional for them to focus on the at work guards who are injured, instead of trying to create something that doesn't exist.

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    • #3
      Agreed. I personally don't like the website and only check it occasionally. As far as "off duty" goes, I NEVER respond to anything out of uniform unless its "fire, flood or blood" and I'm with other security. If I see something going home from or coming to work I report it to the on duty shift and let them handle it.

      The thing that I'm seeing this year (as we've discussed on other threads) is guards getting attacked over seemingly mundane stuff. Granted, we never get the details of incidents, but one guard got the stuffing beat out of him for simply asking a bunch of trespassers to shut down their pool party at an apartment complex.

      At the very least I think clients and owners need to review their manpower on sites and adjust accordingly based on the neighborhood & crime history.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Soper View Post
        There is no such thing as an "Off duty security guard". They aren't Police Officers who are sworn 24 hours a day and have status. Is there an Off Duty McDonalds Burger Flipper status? BarTender? Gas Station Attendant?

        Security guards are citizens. They arent "off duty guards" not at work. If they get involved in an action when not at work, they don't yell "Off Duty Security guard!", if they do, then they are idiots...because they have NO STATUS.

        That "publication" is using sensationalism to push an agrnda. It would be more professional for them to focus on the at work guards who are injured, instead of trying to create something that doesn't exist.
        I think that "off duty" in a more general sense can be understood as someone who is performing a task they usually do at work while not "on the clock" in an unofficial capacity to help someone. For example, a car mechanic who is not at work is driving to the grocery store and sees someone whose car breaks down so they stop and help them. They're "off duty" in that they're not doing it on behalf of their garage, expecting payment, etc..

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Condo Guard View Post
          Agreed. I personally don't like the website and only check it occasionally. As far as "off duty" goes, I NEVER respond to anything out of uniform unless its "fire, flood or blood" and I'm with other security. If I see something going home from or coming to work I report it to the on duty shift and let them handle it.

          The thing that I'm seeing this year (as we've discussed on other threads) is guards getting attacked over seemingly mundane stuff. Granted, we never get the details of incidents, but one guard got the stuffing beat out of him for simply asking a bunch of trespassers to shut down their pool party at an apartment complex.

          At the very least I think clients and owners need to review their manpower on sites and adjust accordingly based on the neighborhood & crime history.
          The way I see it, the fact I work as a security guard does not change what I would (or wouldn't) do outside of work. I would do the same things even if I got another job. As you mentioned, if it's something that puts me at any personal risk or liability, I'm not going to get involved unless I think it's something that I really, really need to from a moral standpoint.

          As I've always said; as a guard, if they building across the street catches fire, it's not your problem. But be nice and call the fire department anyway.

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