Security officers have jobs in schools, banks, airports and malls. Businesses usually hire them to protect against harmful activities. Security officers also work in stores and museums to prevent shoplifting and robbery. Courthouses and libraries often require security guards. Duties vary depending on the type of business.
Surveillance agents are security officers who work in the casino industry. They watch television monitors connected to cameras, so they can detect suspicious activity. Professional athletes, musicians and politicians commonly hire armed security guards to protect them from eager crowds. Some jobs require the security officer to drive a car or golf cart.