Hasan Afzal is the sole security officer employed by Kew Retail Park, a shopping mall in West London. From perimeter security to security investigations, he shares what it takes to secure retail spaces from the front line.
As the COVID-19 pandemic began around the world in early 2020, budgets decreased as businesses shuttered their doors. According to Global Guardian Co-Founder and CEO Dale Buckner, security budgets have the potential to double or triple in 2022.
The International Foundation for Protection Officers (IFPO)'s new report, "The Competence of Frontline Workers and What They Say About Their Work," explores the typical responsibilities, skills and perceptions of the dynamic security officer role.