Intro to Private Security
All establishments have security concerns unique to their areas. Casinos tend to have more
security issues than many other settings. Casinos are entertainment centers, hotels, restaurants
and hold a lot of money. A primary factor that contributes to these potential dangers is that at any
given time a casino is often extremely crowded. Massive crowds are a concern because the more
people in any given area the more likely something is going to happen. This could be an assault,
or an accident that may have been prevented or detected if there were fewer people present.
Casinos have created specific ways to help reduce the chances of these events occurring. They
also found ways to detect any potentially negative concerns before it becomes a major problem.
However, if all of these fail they have developed strategies to handle the issue to the best of their
abilities. This paper will discuss various problems in casinos.
Security and Surveillance Officers
The primary goal of any security officer or surveillance officer in a casino is the same as any
other establishment, to protect the visitors, employees and assets of the organization. Because
this role is so important, both of these security positions are very detailed about what their job
entails, as well as what their qualifications must be. A security officer's main responsibilities
include patrolling the area, inspecting anything suspicious, enforcing the casino's rules, handling
emergency situations and escorting anyone transporting chips. Security officers generally
remain highly visible throughout the establishment so they can better assist any customer or
employee. A surveillance officer has a less visible job. Duties include monitoring CCTV
cameras, videotaping and observing activities around the casino, and identifying any suspicious
activity. Questionable activity may include a host of various behaviors like cheating at the...