As the relieving security officer is coming on duty and after the departing officer(s) has left the site, it is always a good idea to make a thorough review of the existing post orders or written instructions. Generally, these post orders will not change significantly from one day to the next, but a quick review is essential if a section in the report indicates that information is to be communicated quickly due to a change in procedures.

Instruction and training in the post orders for any new job site is one of the most important types of training that any security officer can receive. It is imperative that you receive proper adequate training in your post orders from a senior officer, post commander and/or field supervisor.