Security Officers are required to subscribe and abide by a set of ethical standards apart from many other professions. Security Officers must be honest, trustworthy, and courageous. Security Officers must undergo a background investigation and with some posts, periodic recurring screening.
Security Officers have access to all things. They respond to sensitive situations that require confidentiality. More importantly, they have taken a position that requires them to protect people and property for their employer. As the world changes careers in security continue to grow and so do the employers expectations.
Security Officers play a pivotal role in providing for Homeland Security. As trained observers and reporters they must be alert to activities and behaviors that could threaten national security. Security Officers are protecting ports, serving as trained observers for businesses with sensitive and valuable products and information. Further, they are being required to fill positions with increasing responsibilities beyond the historical security officer role. Expanding expectations include protecting business interests, ensuring protection of life and property, and most importantly, behaving in an ethical manner when others in unrelated fields do not.
The future of private security is one of continued growth. Security Officers are being called upon to fill voids where local law enforcement do not have the capabilities nor resources to respond adequately. Issues of domestic unrest, continued threats to national security are increasing the need for private security officers.
For the reasons above, GuardStar Academy has continued to increase the standards for completing the course(s) offered. Students are required to complete assignments and successfully complete a final examination to successfully graduate. The basic requirements establish by the State of Georgia Board of Private Detective and Security Agencies serve as a baseline. At GuardStar Academy, our graduates are expected to do more.
Member of the Guardstar Academy Staff. All Guardstar Academy staff are experienced law enforcement, security professionals and/or private investigators.