Security Officer

Security Manager

Security Head

Minimum Graduate

Certified training for Security Officer (programme aligned to SKS/Q 0601 released by Security Knowledge and Skill Development Council)

Not Applicable

The tasks a Security Officer is expected to perform include:

Maintaining a security unit and its operations for protecting people, premises and property by deploying resources

Organizing security as per the organizational procedure and site instructions

Ensuring the deployment and utilization of manpower and resources and managing security operations

Organizing the security unit?s guarding operations, training and response to emergencies

Reporting and documenting operations and incidents

Conducting the training and administration of personnel 

Maintaining liaison with stakeholders

Carrying out periodic inspections and checks

Knowledge of the common methods and techniques adopted by miscreants to defeat security measures and equipment 

Well-versed with warning signals from security and safety equipment

Knowledge of common faults occurring in the assigned equipment

Well-versed with the security equipment installed in the premises

Proficient in conducting mock drills and rehearsals

Knowledge of the procedure for carrying out security operations manually 

Well-versed with the personal protective gear required for security operations

Adept in the procedure for dealing with untoward situations

Proficient in methods (armed and unarmed) for training security personnel

Knowledge of operating computers

Well-versed with the actions and procedures to be followed on alarm activation

Knowledge of the procedure for dealing with accidents and emergencies 

Proficient in maintaining the safety and security of self and security unit members during operations 

Well-versed with casualty and premises evacuation procedure

Knowledge of unarmed combat skills

Proficient in administering first-aid

Well-versed with using different communication equipment

Physically fit

250 hours of training as per the Private Security Agencies (Regulation) Act?2005

Good moral character

Mentally alert

Team leader

Good communication skills

Motivation skills

Willing to take risks

Even temperament

Healthy habits



Calm composure

It needs one to be on their toes

Needs to handle a team

Local travelling is a part of this job

Part-time work and contractual jobs are available in some cities

Work from home option is not available

Working hours
Working hours are 10/12 hours everyday for 6 days a week. This may vary from institution to institution

Shift system maybe available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?
This job is suitable for candidates with One Leg (OL)

The job is considered to be mildly hazardous or dangerous 

Health hazards include exposure to arms and ammunition, working in night shifts, etc.

Occupational hazards include overexertion, injuries, sleep deprivation, etc.

For freshers - INR 23,000 to INR 25,000 per month

For candidates with 2-3 years of experience or more - INR 30,000 to INR 33,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Overview of the Private Security Sector

According to FICCI the private security industry in India is estimated to be worth 22,000 crores and is likely to cross 40,000 crores by 2015. The industry?s most notable growth has been in the past 6-7 years, with a CAGR of over 25%. The number of companies operational is approximately 15, 000 including both unorganized and organized sectors. There are over 5 million private security guards available, as compared to 3.2 million police officers, which is one of the major factors in boosting the demand in the industry.

The domestic private security services industry aims at registering over 20 per cent growth in the next few years and expects to double its market size to 80,000 crores by 2020. The 40,000 crores private security sector in India, which has over 15,000 security services firms, operates across 600 districts and directly employs about 70 lakh individuals, and plans to achieve robust growth on the back of rising demand for manned guarding and cash services business. The private security services sector has a workforce of 7 million guard-men and women engaged in providing private security cover to the nation. The cash services business is still a small category of the private security industry, which currently contributes 10 per cent to the industry. This segment is expected to grow at a rate of 20-25 per cent over the next few years, which has to do with the growth of ATMs across the country.

This sector employs about 50,000 individuals and caters to approximately 1 lakh ATMs pan-India for cash replenishment services. Apart from man guarding and cash services, several security service companies provide allied services such as installation, operations and maintenance of electronic security products such as CCTVs. All these factors put together is only going to increase the job opportunities for a Security Officer across towns and cities in India.

Security companies/agencies across India

Towns and cities across India

Will be updated

All commerce, science and arts colleges across India

Frontline Group

Scientific Security Management Services Pvt. Ltd.