Security Special Events
Security consultants and guards provide lots of safety services, depending on the type of event, whether private party or concert. They can perform searches by checking backpacks at sports games or fairs, for instance. They can also provide guests with directions, provide parking services, patrol the grounds, and help transport disabled guests to and from the venue.
These professionals may also help enforce alcohol compliance, monitor closed-off areas, and assist guests with directions. Some clients need armed protection for their high-security events, so these professionals must be armed with weapons. This poses a higher risk for security guards, but they usually get paid more for these details.
Some security consulting firms are specially trained in various areas, such as emergency response, risk assessment, logistics, problem prevention, and crowd control. Crisis response, advancement planning, crowd protection, and labor unrest services are all examples of additional offerings. Guards may request the assistance of local police officers when fans become unruly and need to be removed from an event, such as a rally, stadium event, or private function.
Being a security guard doesn't necessarily require any additional schooling, although some companies require courses and training, especially for armed security details. Professionals in this business must be polite, courteous, and possess a keen attention to detail. It's also important to be able to communicate effectively with other members of a team. Physical strength is not always a requirement, but it does help when having to remove resistant patrons from an entertainment event or convention show. Related fields include security control equipment and systems, patrol service, and security consultants.