The Hospital Security Staff are responsible for making employees, patients, and visitors feel protected throughout the hospital campus. The Director of Security plans, organizes, and directs the hospital’s security system in consultation with administration. This professional may also direct and supervise parking facilities. The Hospital Security Staff can range from parking lot attendants to detectives and highly trained professional law enforcement officers. Academic prerequisites are often comparable to or higher than those of city police academies.
Most Security Officers are required to have a high school diploma or GED. Certifications and additional training are available.