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From Security UnitSECURITY UNIT

There has been a significant development in the practice of security in the decade. This is in view of the increasing rate of theft, pilfering and criminal tendencies within our society today.

When security first started, emphasis was laid on the gate control and it was not uncommon to find big Institutions with few security men manning the front and the back gates. Today, the story is quite different. Any Institution does not play with security functions, the dimension of which has been amplified. Security men have a place in many Universities today and their roles are quite challenging.

However, it should be borne in mind that their role is more profitable to the University when they prevent bad things from happening rather than detecting them. Security men are faced with a lot of problems and temptations which they must resist as not to commit professional misconduct that can lead to their dismissal.

An average human being is security conscious, for effective running of either Public or Private Institution a good security network must be in place this will guarantee the lives and properties within such an institution.

 

Security is the degree of protection against danger, damage loss and Crime, while crime in a simple definition is an act that is illegal and can be punished by law.

 

Below are the key functions of a Security Unit

  1. 1.Regulation of influx of visitors into the premises
  2. 2.Documentation of movement of staff, vehicles, equipment etc.
  3. 3.Prevention of theft and pilfering through gate or across fence
  4. 4.Detection of theft and fraud attempts
  5. 5.Handling criminal acts
  6. 6.Arresting violence
  7. 7.Cross checking materials/goods issuance and movement
  8. 8.Access control and reception
  9. 9.Patrolling and reporting
  10. 10.Searching and gate control
  11. 11.Traffic control
  12. 12.Protection of life and properties

 

REGULATION OF INFLUX OF VISITORS INTO THE PREMISES

A lot of Officers time could be wasted by intrusion of unwanted visitors and this is bound to affect the productivity the Institution. Security men therefore have a role to play in regulating and controlling the influx of visitors into the premises.

 

DOCUMENTATION OF MOVEMENT OF STAFF, VEHICLES, EQUIPMENT ETC.

This is often necessary as a control mechanism and to assist Top Management in taking decisions. Records of this type of movement should be kept.

 

PREVENTION OF THEFT AND PILFERING THROUGH GATE OR ACROSS FENCE

This is one of the major roles of Security men. He is to make sure that University properties and equipment and the like are not stolen. In preventing theft and pilferage, security should carry out regular check at intervals to discover illegal routes leading in or out of the premises, most especially where the entire University premises is not fenced with walls. Such checks should also be kept on stores and laboratories where valuable items are kept.

DETECTION OF THEFT AND FRAUD ATTEMPTS

It is a primary objective of Security Guards to demonstrate good alertness and evolve effective strategies needed to achieve this important objective. Fraud and theft detection calls for a sound frame of mind and a good sense of intuitive judgment. An all time state of physical and mental fitness is a great asset for the Security man. This will sharpen his sense organs and enable him perform efficiently well in his responsibilities.

 

HANDLING CRIMINAL ACTS

Although, this may not be frequent, when it happens, it is the responsibility of the Security men to ensure that the culprit is well handed over to the law enforcement agents with the right report on the incident.

 

ARRESTING VIOLENCE

If someone is creating nuisance to the work environment, such persons or groups are quickly called to order to forestall further spread and escalation. The Security is to bring such situation under control and note in his report.

 

CROSS CHECKING MATERIALS/GOOD ISSUANCE AND MOVEMENT

The movement of items within and outside the University constitute a major activity in every Institution. It is one of the major responsibilities of the Security men to ensure that proper documentation is used to back-up items movement in the Institution. Such items are physically counted to make sure it tallies with what is written or recorded on paper.

The Security men should also ensure that the proper authorization is made for every item being issued. Records are then kept on these items for reference purposes. He is to certify that this is done accurately.

ACCESS CONTROL AND RECEPTION

Since the security post is the first point of contact by visitors to the University. The Security man has the role of according visitors the right reception, build reputable human/public relations and project a very good image of the Institution. He should ensure that visitors are not unduely delayed.

Rather, they should receive the right response for the hosts, where access cannot be granted for one reason or the other. A good security service serves a great image building role for the Institution as a whole. He is to ensure that visitors receive prompt and cordial treatment and they are well directed.

 

PATROLLING AND REPORTING

This is yet another paramount function of the Security men designed to scare bad elements and detect attempts. Though some marked locations can be used by Security men. Except where security video monitor is installed, regularity of patrol is an important means of detecting mishaps and threats to the Institution environment.

Security patrol should be backed up with reports stating observations and time when such observations were made. This serves as a sign post for future occurrence of events.

 

SEARCHING AND GATE CONTROL

The Security men should search vehicles and workers and ensure that items found are fully documented and or authorized. This particular art is done with utmost care diplomacy to achieve desirable results while at the same time maintaining good relations with those being searched. Where some members of staff pose a threat to proper security check then it should be clearly made a management policy for visitors, staff and other people entering or leaving the Institution to subject themselves to regular and timely check on request by the Security men.

TRAFFIC CONTROL

Just as the human traffic is properly regulated, greater care should be taken in allowing vehicles in and out of the Institution premises. Vehicle registration numbers should be taken with special recognition marks noted. Tallys and chips bearing numbers are equally issued to such vehicle drivers on entry and recollected on exit. This will ensure that the rightful/authorized owners of such vehicles are the ones taking them out.

Designated parking spaces should be made known to the various visitors or drivers to avoid haphazard packing which will constitute obstruction to other users. He is to use his initiative to direct traffic in the right manner.

 

PROTECTION OF LIFE AND PROPERTIES

A Security man must try to understand the system and operation in any section to which he is posted so that he can develop strategies of preventing bad events from happening. For instance, he needs to identify Institution’s properties as distinct from personal effects.

In conclusion therefore, it should be noted that the reason for employing Security men is to make sure that a lot of bad practices are prevented.

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