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Security Officer Companies Secure Your Stadium Event

security officer companiesConsider the variety of events that are held at stadiums – international sports matches, live concerts, and political rallies to name a few. Now amidst all the excitement, chaos and heightened emotion, consider the possibility of danger and the extent of which things can go wrong without the presence and activity of security officer companies. As a big area of holding people, stadiums are prime targets for various types of attack and disruption.

The role of security officers at these big events are crucial for overall safety. From issues, such as crowd control, to response times for emergencies, security officers provide professional protection.

What situations call for security officer companies?

• Personal protection for celebrities and athletes
• Communication
• Crowd control
• Commanding presence
• Access point control

Personal protection for celebrities and athletes

Professional athletes who are playing sport for the spectators, or musicians who perform for the stadium crowd are often idolized by fans to the point of existing stalkers, or obsession. When a famous person holds this much attention, and is worth a lot of money, their lives are more at risk. Appearing in a public space where the gathering is focused on them increases this risk, and security officers add to their protection through their vigilance and training.

Communication

One of the skills that security officers are trained in is verbal communication. Effective communication is key to quelling potential violent or aggressive situations. In a stadium, where there are a lot of different people from different cultures, communication from an official security guard ensures smooth proceedings. Being able to verbally prevent disputes is a skill within itself. This communication is also needed in the ability to write reports after any instances, so that mishaps can be documented accurately.

Crowd control

A large gathering of people in a public place, where emotions are heightened (either due to sport, fandom, or music etc.), can lead to potential conflict. Add in a little bit of alcohol to reduce inhibitions and give people a little bit of extra arrogance, and there is a high likelihood of a fight breaking out, or some other form of disruption. Security officers are trained to handle this situation in an efficient way that causes least further disruption.

Commanding presence

Providing a safe environment and vigilance for any threats or potentially hostile situations are all results of security officers carrying a commanding presence. Training, knowledge and experience all add value to the presence of an officer and the general tone of safety is set.

Access point control

All stadiums have some form of security check upon entering. The extremity of it can range from metal detectors and bag searches to hand wanding techniques and other screening measures. In some cases, credentials may need to be produced. This is all done for the safety of the stadium, and prevent and dangerous or suspicious persons or objects from entering. A security officers verbal and vigilant skills, physical training, and experience makes them perfect for this post. Their commanding presence and ability to disperse anxiety is used tactfully to prevent any form of danger from entering the public space.

Hiring security officers for your event at a stadium is critical to the event success. Security officers establish safety guidelines, enforce security measures, manage staff and crowds, and respond efficiently to emergencies with their training, knowledge and experience.

References

  • https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/event-security-officer-job-duties-20-james-a-demeo-m-s-
  • http://work.chron.com/job-description-stadium-event-security-supervisor-24884.html
  • http://www.interstatesecuritycorp.com/services/

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