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Grayson Anthony

123 Fake Street
City, State, Zip Code
Cell: 000-000-0000


Results-oriented and professional Security Officer who approaches employee security and theft prevention with careful reasoning and attentiveness. Strong law enforcement procedures and criminal law knowledge. Licensed by Company Name as a Security Guard.


  • Safety-conscious
  • Observant and diligent
  • Able to walk entire shift
  • Clean driving record
  • Tech-savvy
  • Experience in personnel searches
  • Familiar with Taser use
  • Team player
  • Good investigator
  • Works well with law enforcement


February 2008 to Current
Company Name City, State
Security Officer

  • Manage employee exits and prevent anyone from leaving without a scan.
  • Utilize wands and scanning machines to check for stolen merchandise.
  • Approach incidents in a calm, professional manner to uncover and prevent thefts.
  • Detain employees found to have merchandise and work with law enforcement on arrests, criminal charges, and prosecutions.
  • View CCTV images of packaging and sorting areas to catch incidents occurring.
  • Address unintentional violations directly and provide training to all employees on how to prevent mistakes in the future.
  • Request medical or law enforcement assistance as needed.

November 2004 to January 2008
Company Name City, State
Security Officer

  • Patrolled manufacturing and packaging areas to deter theft.
  • Inspected employees leaving premises and searched bags.
  • Trained new security staff on proper search protocols and company regulations.
  • Worked with department managers to implement new protocols to reduce incidents.
  • Recommended improvements that standardized procedures across all shifts.
  • Gathered CCTV footage, employee statements, and relevant documentation to support criminal proceedings against violators.

August 2002 to October 2004
Company Name City, State
Loss Prevention Officer

  • Used CCTV to continuously monitor customer, staff, and parking lot areas.
  • Confronted shoplifters, recovered merchandise, and assisted law enforcement with investigations.
  • Implemented and enforced store loss prevention policies to reduce shrinkage.
  • Monitored employees for theft and performed background checks on new hires.
  • Responded to on-site medical incidents and coordinated with emergency personnel.