Security Supervisor

Security Chief

Minimum 12th 

Certified training for Security Officer (programme aligned to SKS/Q 0301 released by Security Knowledge and Skill Development Council)

Not Applicable

The tasks a Security Supervisor is expected to perform include:

Handling a team comprising of 6-15 unarmed and armed security guards

Organizing guarding duties as per organizational procedures and instructions from superiors 

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

Allotting duties to individuals and supervising their work

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

Carrying out security documentation

Reporting security incidents to the designated superior and agencies like police, fire and medical

Maintaining liaisons with stakeholders

Carrying out periodic inspections and checks

Well-versed with duties specific to fresh inductees and on-the-job-training personnel

Proficient in using communication and security equipment

Knowledge of firearms safety aspects 

Well-versed with the organization procedure for checking and reporting

Knowledge of operating computers

Well-versed with the procedure for dealing with irregular situations

Knowledge of basic testing and functionality checks for available security equipment

Well-versed with the process of organizing an immediate search to recover lost property

Proficient in using CCTV footage to reconstruct events

Well-versed with necessary weapons and ammunition, safety gear, equipment/aids and their method of use

Proficient in reporting and recording procedures and formats

Well-versed with security and safety requirements for security escort duty

Knowledge of 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 on the premises

Knowledge of the procedure for carrying out security operations manually 

Adept in the procedure for dealing with untoward situations

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

Knowledge of the procedure for dealing with accidents and emergencies 

Knowledge of unarmed combat skills

Proficient in administering first-aid

Physically fit

160 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


Effective supervising skills


Calm composure

It needs one to be on their toes

Needs to handle a team

Local travelling maybe 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?

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 12,500 to INR 15,000 per month

For candidates with 2-3 years of experience or more - INR 20,000 to INR 23,000 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 Supervisor 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.