Where can an unarmed private security guard work?
An unarmed private security guard is a security personnel who is not authorized to carry weapons
and performs her/his security duties only by using physical presence and other equipment.
Unarmed private security officer, carrying a gun A security personnel who has no authority and performs his security duties only by using physical presence and other equipment. These types of security guards can typically work in the following areas:
- Workplace Safety: They can fulfill the duty of ensuring customer and staff safety in stores, shopping malls, restaurants and other businesses. They can take preventive and interventional measures against incidents such as theft, extortion, or other crimes.
- Event Security: At concerts, sporting events, festivals and other mass events, they may undertake duties such as crowd control, blocking people without tickets and controlling entrances and exits.
- Hospital and Healthcare Institutions Security: They can work to ensure the safety of patients, visitors and staff in hospitals and healthcare institutions.
- School Security: They can take part in the safety of students and staff in schools. They can control entrances and exits and prevent potential dangers.
- Public areas security: They may undertake the task of ensuring security in parks, public buildings and other open public areas.
Unarmed private security guards typically receive physical intervention training and are trained to develop communication skills. Because they operate unarmed, they use other technical and tactical skills to deescalate situations, manage crises, and respond effectively to security issues. In addition, they are obliged to comply with the rules and legal regulations specified by their employers. These rules regulate in which situations certain security officers can intervene and how they must behave.
What are the Requirements to Become an Unarmed Security Guard?
- Being a citizen of the Republic of Türkiye,
- Being a graduate of at least eight years of primary school, secondary school, high school or equivalent school,
- Being at least 18 years old for unarmed training,
- To be at least 21 years old for armed training,
- Not having committed any of the crimes listed in the relevant articles of the Turkish Penal Code,