Special Police Officer

Special Police Officer

Washington, DC



Job Description

While ensuring the overall physical safety and security for all visitors and staff. Security Officers perform many tasks throughout their shifts; these tasks may include patrolling the facility on foot manning the entrance to the facility and answering phones, greeting guests and employees.  Security officers act as a visible deterrent to crime and client rule infractions; detect suspicious activities and watch for criminal acts or at or near assigned post which may be a threat to the property, clients, guests or employees.  This position will perform security duties as outlined by contract requirements and site specific post orders. These responsibilities may include:

  • Access control for guests, tenants and vendors.
  • Enforcement of Client and Company policies and procedures.
  • Observation and reporting of fire and safety hazards.
  • Conduct of routine foot patrols in and around assigned area.
  • Reporting of all pertinent issues and incidents to the Site Captain, DPM, PM and the client as appropriate.
  • Interaction with a variety of persons including clients, visitors, public safety officials, employees and the general public
  • Detain unauthorized visitors, intruders or those committing unlawful acts on the client’s premises.
  • Be able to stand for long periods of time.
  • Conduct daily activities, post rotations for optimal coverage, uniform inspections, train, coach, counsel.
  • Coordinate weekly activities IAW contract requirements, but not limited to completing weekly spot quizzes and ensuring subordinates, complete tasks within specified time frames.
  • incident reports for accuracy, punctuation, spelling and grammar.
  • Ensure operational efficiency by making sure duty assignments are clear and the necessary resources are provided to the security officers to complete assigned tasks
  • Other duties as assigned.

Part-time and Full-Time positions available.  Must be available for various shifts.


U.S. Citizen and 21 years of age; High School Diploma or GED.  Possess a current, valid armed DC Special Police Officer (SPO) commission.  Shall have a background with a minimum of two years of successful experience in field supervision (served in the Armed Forces, civilian law enforcement or commercial/industrial security force service). Maintain all required credentials and training requirements IAW the contract. Must successfully pass a criminal background investigation to include previous employment and personal references. Must successfully pass a physical and medical examination, drug screening to include a Physical Efficiency Battery (PEB).