Security Officer Incident Reports are one of the most important forms that a security officer will complete while on duty. When something occurs that is outside the normal scope of events for a security officer, s/he should complete an incident report. These events can range from a power outage to an altercation that the security officer witnessed. It is important that the security officer records the incident in detail and in an unbiased manner. In many cases, the security officer’s incident report could possibly be used by your client’s lawyers or insurance company in responding to a law suit.
Security Officer Incident Report Details
Because of the role that these reports play in law suits, the “W’s” (who, what, when, where, and how) of the incident must be accurately captured at the time of occurence. By describing these “W’s”, the security officer will help outline:
- The date of the incident
- The time of the incident
- The location of the incident
- Injuries or damage suffered as a result of the incident
- Information for any first responders that were on site
- Any witnesses who might be useful
Paper vs. Digital
Although paper security officer incident reports have been used for decades, paper reports are inefficient and can be too easily lost or misplaced. Additionally, they do not allow the officer to capture pictures, audio, or video of the incident scene that might be useful at a later date. But by using the incident report feature in OfficerReports.com Security Guard Reporting App, these reports will never be lost. Our incident report feature also allows security officer’s to capture pictures, audio, or video of the incident and make the report immediately accessible by the client and vendor. Take a look at our product video to get an inside peek at our reporting app.
By Courtney Sparkman