Post Orders & Assignments (Lesson 16 of 16)
PARKING & TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT
Security officers may be required to direct traffic on client property, issue parking tickets, and generally enforce parking regulations. Keep in mind that security officers are not police officers. Never engage in verbal confrontations with people who are ignoring your traffic directions or
requests. Follow the guidelines detailed in your post orders and document all such issues.
ENERGY MANAGEMENT, LIGHTING & OTHER DUTIES
Security officers may be required to monitor heating and cooling systems, turn on parking and/or facility lighting, deliver mail, fuel vehicles and perform many other duties not directly related to security. Be mindful of the fact that your employer has usually agreed to such duties or requests. All these responsibilities should be carried out in a professional manner and in accordance with the written post orders for the site to which the security officer is assigned. If a security officer ever has questions about whether non-security duties are appropriate for a post, they should contact a supervisor.