Being a security officer is more complicated than most assume. There is a lot that comes with the job and because of this, there are many fallacies that are associated with security officers. That is why the professionals at Covert Results are here to make sure you are aware of the truth behind these false assumptions. 

A security officer is more than just a uniform and golf cart. Some people assume a security officer as someone with a brooding face and that they do not get along well with the public. Another popular belief is that a security officer is lazy and eating every chance they get. All of these assumptions are untrue!

If you believe one of the norms stated above, you are living with a misconception about security officers T.V. shows, speculation, and pure imagination are to blame for sculpting these myths. To help you know the security industry better, we have busted some common myths about security officers.

  • All security officers must be bold and muscular.

This isn’t true. Retail sectors prefer an officer who can assist with the customers and have a “welcoming” appearance. The key here is that security officer’s skills and temperament are more important than their build.

  • There is no training behind being a security officer.

False. Each state requires a security officer to be trained, certified, and licensed. Some states have mandated licensing and continued training hours to maintain your armed security officer status. 

  • Security officers ONLY deal with crimes.

This is clearly incorrect. The role of a security officer has gone beyond just offering protection. They are expected to report to their client and likely have to complete their job duties by filling out detailed case reports and even deescalate possible violent situations. 

  • It cost a lot to hire a security officer.

A lot of armed security companies provide budget services. Even small business owners can hire security personnel. However, one should keep in mind “you get what you pay for.” Sometimes paying a slightly higher price is worth having trained professional armed security on your side.  

  • All security officers are lazy.

Finally, this misconception is mainly attributed to the T.V. shows where officers are depicted as someone snoring on the stool or eating snacks in the monitor room. If security officers are lazy, then no one would hire them for their protection.

Be aware of all myths when it comes to professional armed security companies in your area. Our team is here to make sure you understand how security services can benefit your business. Covert Results is a private investigations and security company with over 100 years of experience. Our team of highly trained investigators and security experts are well versed in all types of investigations and security matters. We now have two dedicated offices, in Nashville, Tennessee and Clarksville, Tennessee. For questions about private investigations, professional security, handgun training, or consulting please email, call, or visit our website.   615-861-1680