Security Officers

Security Officers

G4S’ experience-based security officer programs gives you the flexibility to select the right type of officer for your specific security and customer-service requirements. 

All G4S Security Officers are recruited and carefully screened according to their talents, qualifications, experience, temperament and background.

To ensure that they perform effectively and admirably, G4S personnel are trained by our award-winning and ISO-certified North America Training Institute (NATI).

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Custom Protection OfficerⓇ (CPO) 

G4S Custom Protection Officer® (CPO) personnel are the best in the security industry. These men and women meet stringent experience and training requirements and are prepared to step into high profile locations.

Each CPO must either be a graduate of an accredited college or university with a degree and concentration in criminal justice, police science or security administration, or formally qualified in one of the following disciplines,: law enforcement; career military or military police; police academy graduate; corrections officer; federal agency officer; or military elite forces.

Custom Protection Officer

Upscale Security Officer (USO)

G4S Upscale Security Officers (USO) perform security patrols of designated areas on foot or in vehicle, watching for irregular or unusual conditions that may create security concerns or safety hazards.

USO personnel possess an Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree; military, managerial or security experience; peace officer, park ranger or auxiliary police cadet experience; or professional work history.

Upscale Security Officer

Property Resource Officer (PRO)

G4S Property Resource Officer (PRO) personnel are experienced, customer-service oriented professionals, providing security, fire, life and safety-related services.

PRO personnel demonstrate professional appearance, excellent communication skills and meet one of the following criteria: Associate’s degree or higher; high-rise security experience; military or police experience; customer-service experience; or security experience involving extensive contact with the public.

Property Resource Officer

Transportation Security Officer (TSO)

G4S Transportation Security Officers (TSO) support law enforcement agencies by ensuring secure and safe transportation of detainees from specified sites to client-designated points. TSO personnel perform their duties safely and legally, while keeping vehicles in safe working order.

TSOs possess a background in one or more of the following: military service with occupational specialty related to law enforcement security (such as military police, elite military forces, or combat arms); graduate of a certified public safety academy (military or civilian); law enforcement; and adult corrections experience.

Transportation Security Officer

Bank Protection Officer (BPO)

G4S Bank Protection Officers (BPOs) provide visible deterrence of criminal activity at entrances of financial institutions and banking centers.

G4S BPOs are trained to patrol entrances, observe and report incidents, deter criminal activity and misconduct, and provide assistance to customers, employees and local community members in a courteous and professional manner.

Bank Protection Officer

Healthcare Security Officer (HSO)

G4S Healthcare Security Officers (HSO) are trained to protect the safety and security of patients, staff and assets for hospital campuses.

These officers perform general security duties, deterring criminal activity and enforcing policies and rules, especially in the Emergency Rooms and Departments where steadfast security is required.

Healthcare Security Officer

G4S Wackenhut™

G4S Wackenhut

G4S Wackenhut™ provides a variety of security, safety and technology services in South Florida.

With roots dating back to 1958, the company specializes in armed and unarmed security officer programs, risk consulting, security systems installation and integration, access control and video monitoring.

G4S Wackenhut

Awards & Recognition

G4S is an award-winning organization recognized in the areas of training and development, employment standards, health & safety reputation, and product & service delivery excellence.

Awards: Community Investment

  • Outstanding Philanthropic Corporation, Association of Fundraising Professionals of Palm Beach County for 2017
    The AFP represents more than 30,000 members in 200 chapters throughout the world, advancing philanthropy through advocacy, education and certification programs. G4S was recognized for the impact the company and its workforce have made on local communities (details here)
Community Investment

Awards: Veterans & Military

Employer Support for the Guard and Reserve (ESGR)

  • Seven Seals Award: 2012, 2016, 2017, 2018
    Presented in recognition of significant individual or organizational achievement, initiative, or support that promotes and supports the ESGR mission (details here)
  • Extraordinary Employer Support Award 2017
    Recognizes sustained employer support of National Guard and Reserve service (details here)
  • Patriot Award: 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018
    Reflects efforts made to support citizen warriors through a wide-range of measures (details here)
  • Pro Patria: 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018
    Recognizes the greatest support to Guard and Reserve employees through leadership and practices (details here)
Military & Veterans

  • Joining Forces: 2011-2017
    Joining Forces works hand in hand with the public and private sectors to ensure that service members, veterans, and their families have the tools they need to succeed throughout their lives (details here)
  • Military Friendly Employers: 2014-2017
    Recognizes organizations whose commitment to serving the military and veteran community is comprehensive in scope and meaningful in terms of actual outcomes and impact (details here)
  • Freedom Award: 2011, 2015, 2016
    The highest recognition given by the U.S. Government to employers for their support of their employees who serve in the Guard and Reserve (details here)
Military & Veterans

Awards: Human Resources & Training

  • and LEAD Training and Leadership Awards
    • Best Corporate University - G4S North America Training Institute
    • Best Experience/Senior Leader - G4S North America Regional Leadership Program
    The LEAD Awards celebrates the best applications and internally designed leadership development programs from organizations around the world (details here)
  • Training magazine’s Top 125 for 2008-2017
    Recognizes the organizations with the most successful learning and development programs in the world (details here)
  • LearningElite Award: 2014, 2017
    Recognizes organizations that employ exemplary workforce development strategies that deliver significant business results (details here)
  • ATD Best Award: 2014-2017
    Recognizes organizations that demonstrate enterprise-wide success as a result of employee talent development (details here)
Human Resources & Training

  • Learning! 100 Award: 2015, 2016
    Recognizes excellence in learning across enterprises that invest in a truly immersive learning culture (details here)
  • Brandon Hall Excellence Awards: 2014-2016
    • Best Advance in Employee Engagement for Promote Me!: 2016
    Recognizes the best organizations that have successfully deployed programs, strategies, modalities, processes, systems, and tools that have achieved measurable results (details here)
  • American Heart Association Fit-Friendly Gold Award: 2014-2016
    For worksites that fulfill criteria such as offering employees physical activity support, increasing healthy eating options at work, promoting a wellness culture, and adhering to a strict tobacco policy (details here (PDF))
Human Resources & Training

2017 Security Officer of the Year

As G4S Security Officer Francisco Guerra-Speer was finishing his patrol, a woman told him her neighbor was attempting suicide in her garage. USO Guerra-Speer immediately drove to the house to assist.


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In the news

Veterans Day 2018

G4S Recognized for Support of the Armed Forces

G4S was recognized by the U.S. Army's Private Public Partnership Office (P3O) and the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) during the company's annual Veterans Day ceremony.
ASIS New Jersey Chapter Recognizes G4S Officer

ASIS New Jersey Chapter Recognizes G4S Officer

G4S Campus Safety Officer Brunel Blaise (third received the Security Officer of the Year award from ASIS Western New Jersey Chapter 088.
Security guard recounts surviving shooting inside Whitehaven Bank

Security guard recounts surviving shooting inside Whitehaven Bank

G4S Custom Protection Officer Antonio Dennie tells his story.

Orange County Corrections Honors Outstanding Personnel

The Orange County Corrections Department presented a Life Saving Award to a team of employees who rescued a child left unattended in a hot vehicle on jail property. 
New Technology with a Personal Touch

New Technology with a Personal Touch

G4S is integrating technology and personnel to keep the Northwestern Mutual Tower and Commons safe and secure.
Dealing with Harvey

Dealing with Harvey

Caledonia resident Tim Irwin recently completed a month-long deployment to Houston following hurricane Harvey. 
Port of Longview

Port awards nearly $1 million annual security contract

Commissioners at the Port of Longview awarded a five-year contract to G4S. The contract will cost nearly $1 million a year, based on security officers’ hours.
Buffalo City Hall

Buffalo Common Council Approves G4S Armed Security Guards for City Hall

Efforts to increase City Hall safety continued Tuesday when G4S won the contract to provide armed guards at basement and first-floor entrances.
Training Magazine

Training Magazine Announces 2017 Training Top 125 Winners

For the 11th year in a row, G4S is once again a winner of Training Magazine's Training Top 125, which ranks companies’ excellence in employer-sponsored training and development programs. 
Leadership Winners

G4S Presented with Two 2016 Leadership Excellence Awards 

G4S received awards for Innovation in Deployment of Leadership Programs and a Top Corporate Leader Award for Carmen Murrell Randall, Director of the G4S North America Training Institute.

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