Security Trainee Part One
Today we learnt some basic hand to hand combat; and what to do when things do go wrong. I think a lot of people don’t realise the amount of training that goes into private security agents. It is sort of like learning elements from all sorts of security systems. We learn intelligence tactics from the FBI, krav maga from the government and evidence collection and use techniques from police detectives. Ultimately I will be working for extremely high profile individuals or I will be working on a case by case basis for regional federal investigations. At first I thought we’d just be learning how to deal with shoplifters and unruly youths after hours, but the last few weeks have been gruelling. I have had to undertake an in depth study into the various type of security bags that are available and their range of applications. The philosophy behind the training course is to teach us about everything that could possibly come up, and in the instance that it doesn’t; at least we were prepared. We were also assigned our first placements today, we have to complete three independent placement weeks in various security positions. Next week I will going to a major inner city bank, working with the security department who run the cash movements. I will be essentially making sure that whenever cash is moved, it is done so securely and discreetly. Apparently in most bank heists the robbers have learnt the security teams traits and habits and then devise strategies to infiltrate. The bank has recently implemented tamper evident seals on all its cash bags to increase security, as well as, having a three man security team for any transfer no matter the size. I am excited to see how the skills we have learnt will be put into practice on the placements.