A Security officer in the Private Security Sector is a manager, who apart from his own duties has operational and administrative responsibilities towards a security unit. Security Officers organize security as per organizational procedure and site instructions. They are responsible for deployment and utilisation of manpower and resources and managing security operations. They organise security unit’s guarding operations, training and response to emergencies. Reporting and documentation of operations and incidents, training and administration of personnel and maintaining liaison with stakeholders are the important tasks of security officers. Security Officers should be intelligent, educated, physically fit, mentally alert and capable of managing security personnel, equipment and operations independently. They should possess good communication skills and be able to set personal example to motivate their subordinates. In emergencies, a Security Officer should use initiative and get assistance from other agencies to control the situation.