A Security Supervisor in the Private Security Sector is the first executive, who apart from his own duties has operational and administrative responsibilities towards a security unit comprising of 6-15 unarmed and the armed security guards.Security Supervisors take over a shift and organizes guarding duties as per organizational procedure and instructions from superiors. They are responsible for deployment of manpower and resources optimally. They allot duties to individuals and supervise their work. Supervisors also carry out security documentation, report security incidents to designated superior and agencies like police, fire and medical, as the case may be. Security Supervisors should be physically fit, mentally alert, educated and capable of handling subordinates. They should possess good communication skills. A supervisor should be able to set personal examples and motivate his/ her security unit. In emergencies, a supervisor should take initiative and get assistance from other agencies to control the situation.