security specialist resume example with 20+ years of experience

(555) 432-1000,
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
Professional Summary

Diligent Security professional with 3 years of experience monitoring facility staff and visitors to maintain order and safety. Demonstrated ability to learn new procedures and policies using defensive tactics within strict guidelines. Leverages excellent listening and service skills in emergency response and evaluation procedures.

  • Safety and security regulations
  • Daily incident reporting
  • Company risk management
  • Security team management
  • Emergency Response
  • CCTV Monitoring
  • Superb surveillance skills
  • Punctuality
  • Security operations experience
  • Firearms expertise
  • Safety and security
Herzing University Menomonee Falls, WI, Expected in 04/2017 Bachelor of Science : Homeland Security/Public Safety - GPA :
Lansing Community College Lansing, MI, Expected in 06/1989 Associate of Arts : Criminal Justice - GPA :
Work History
Ibm Corporation - Security Specialist
Manassas, VA, 10/2016 - Current
  • Drafted reports of property damage, theft, accidents and unusual occurrences to document daily activities and irregularities.
  • Greeted guests professionally and courteously to cultivate welcoming atmosphere while making safety top priority.
  • Patrolled and monitored premises in company vehicle, on bicycle and by foot.
  • Managed and supported organization-wide privacy and security management measures.
  • Directed processes to choose, deploy and manage security software implementations.
  • Screened incoming employees, personal belongings and shipments for security concerns.
  • Monitored video surveillance feed and system alerts for suspicious activity.
  • Investigated network breaches and patched flaws, preventing future infiltration.
  • Established company-wide security best practices and protocols to mitigate risk of data breach.
  • Performed guard duties by making judgment decisions within proper policy and procedures.
  • Checked identification of all persons entering and exiting facility to eliminate unauthorized visitors.
  • Partnered with IT department members to minimize exploits on system coverage.
Danbury Health Systems - Security Officer
Kingston, NY, 04/2017 - 10/2017
  • Protected facility and property guests by regularly circulating premises and monitoring surveillance feeds.
  • Operated detecting devices to screen individuals and prevent passage of prohibited articles into restricted areas.
  • Wrote detailed reports on property damage, theft, presence of unauthorized persons and unusual incidences.
  • Collaborated with area law enforcement and federal investigators to support safe fugitive apprehensions and coordinate investigations.
  • Provided detailed reports of infractions and criminal acts to law enforcement for trial or hearing procedures.
  • Monitored and authorized entrance and departure of vehicles, cargo trucks and visitors.
  • Reported suspicious activities and persons to law enforcement.
  • Inspected suspicious activities and monitored premises for criminal acts and rule infractions.
  • Awarded position of visitation officer, working visitor reception desk as first contact point for persons entering facility.
  • Protected business integrity by ensuring all personnel requiring access to high-security areas go through correct levels of approval.
  • Monitored employee activities, confirming compliance with security regulations.
  • Greeted guests professionally and courteously to cultivate welcoming atmosphere while making safety top priority.
  • Identified violators and escorted departing personnel to guard against theft of property.
  • Reviewed camera and system feeds and alerted proper respondents regarding discrepancies.
  • Secured personal and company goods against robbery, vandalism and illegal entry.
  • Checked identification of all persons entering and exiting facility to eliminate unauthorized visitors.
  • Checked and verified photo identification prior to granting facility access.
  • Oversaw daily monitoring and patrolled buildings, grounds, and work sites.
Ingham County Sheriff's Office - Police Officer/Captain
City, STATE, 03/1991 - 05/2016
  • Reviewed case histories and complaints against law enforcement professionals for signs of unprofessional or criminal conduct.
  • Actively patrolled assigned areas to prevent and detect roadway crimes.
  • Evaluated case documentation submitted by team members to check accuracy and compliance with department policies aimed at protecting criminal cases.
  • Talked regularly with citizens to establish rapport and become familiar presence in area.
  • Managed team of 200 employees across 2 divisions, including establishing and enforcing performance policies.
  • Led shift briefings to inform officers of important considerations such as properties to check and individuals of note in local areas.
  • Responded immediately to reports of automobile accidents and criminal activity, calling for additional support as necessary.
  • Led undercover sting operations to target perpetrators of vice crimes.
  • Secured crime scenes, gathered evidence and questioned witnesses.
  • Gathered necessary information for court appearances and testified as witness under oath in court.
  • Conducted thorough investigations of serious injury and fatality traffic accidents.
  • Managed crime scenes to protect personnel and preserve evidence.
  • Ran personnel recruitment background investigations and interviewed potential job candidates.
  • Enforced traffic laws and ordinances through visual observation and radar speed detection.
  • Apprehended offenders and conducted interviews and interrogations.
  • Assisted in special investigations and crime prevention programs.
  • Booked suspects into custody by processing mug shots and fingerprints.
  • Investigated and reported crimes, accidents, offenses and damage to property.
  • Supervised team of 200 staff members.
  • Used Microsoft Excel to develop inventory tracking spreadsheets.
  • End User training for security systems Pro Watch and Max - Pro.
  • Employee of the year.
  • Numerous meritorious service and unit citation awards.
  • Extensive experience in security, law enforcement, and corrections.
  • Field Training Officer.

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Resume Overview

School Attended

  • Herzing University
  • Lansing Community College

Job Titles Held:

  • Security Specialist
  • Security Officer
  • Police Officer/Captain


  • Bachelor of Science
  • Associate of Arts

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