Personal Security Officer

Body Guard

Security Guard

Security Officer

Minimum 12th 

Certified training for Personal Security Officer (programme aligned to SKS/Q 0401 released by Security Knowledge and Skill Development Council)

Not Applicable

The tasks a Personal Security Officer is expected to perform include:

Protecting the principal against possible threats

Operating within the confines of the assigned tasks

Operating alone or in a team, both in an armed and unarmed role

Knowledge about the principal

Proficient in threat and risk assessment

Knowledge of making close protection plans

Well-versed with the use of arms and ammunition

Knowledge of unarmed combat skills

Proficient in the administration of first-aid

Well-versed with the principal?s habits, routine and behaviour

Knowledge of close protection plans

Proficient in close protection formations

Well-versed with using different communication equipments

Proficient in physical intervention techniques

Knowledge of the types and characteristics of ammunition

Well-versed with safety procedures with regards to firearms

Physically fit

Mentally alert

Training for subjects stipulated in the Private Security Agencies (Regulation) Act?2005 and other applicable skills and abilities

Good moral character

Willingness to take risks

Even temperament

Healthy habits



Calm composure

Team player

It needs one to be on their toes

May need 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 6/7 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 40,000 to INR 45,000 per month

For candidates with 2-3 years of experience or more - INR 50,000 to INR 55,000 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 Personal 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.