On Hiring School Security: 5 Helpful Reminders

by | Dec 10, 2015 | Security

Every day, disturbing reports about violent shootings and killings happen at our schools. The thought that a hole in your security could put the lives of everyone—your students, your teachers, and the rest of the school staff—at risk can be terrifying.

So when you put extra security measures in place, when you take steps to cover all the bases, it’s no longer just you taking precautions. Instead, it’s you not wanting to hear about another student gunned down or another teacher becoming a statistic.

And one way you can do all that, to ensure the safety and protection of everyone onsite, is to hire trained and experienced school security professionals. Don’t have a clue how to go about that? Here’s a list of hiring reminders from ExpertSecurityTips to help you out:

  1. Get the job position out there. Announce the vacancy on every possible media channel, from newspapers and ads to online job boards. Craigslist also works as well as joining discussion forums with a special focus on security topics.
  2. Ask for referrals. When you hire someone as a security professional, you put a lot trust in them, not just in their ability to do their jobs but in their capacity to be trustworthy, reliable, and honest. Finding professionals who fit the bill shouldn’t be hard, not when you ask the right people. So reach out to security firms. Or ask people you trust—friends and family. They might be able to put you in touch with someone who can help you.
  3. Training and qualifications. When you do finally get list of possible candidates, make sure you check their training and qualifications. If you asked for references, don’t waste them. Call each one of these references to check the authenticity of the data.
  4. Interview. Ask extensively about experience, past jobs, and skills along with any incidents they might have resolved, whether with a team or on their own. This will give you a better sense of who they are.
  5. Medical checkup. You’re going to rely on these professionals a lot so you want to know they’re healthy and well able to keep up with the demands of the job. If they’re sick or have an existing medical condition, that might not be ideal, especially for someone on your school’s security detail.

These are just 5 helpful hiring reminders you can start with. For information on how to hire school security in Birmingham. Click here for more information.

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