Security is a major issue at concerts and other venues. People come into the venue with drugs or alcohol in their systems, and some of those people are aggressive individuals who want to fight other people for no reason. Security teams must deal with threats to public safety, so they must be on the lookout for anyone who is suspicious. Suspicious persons are usually easy to spot, but sometimes people hide out in crowds. It’s important to know what to look for when working major events, but most of the skills involved in security come with experience.
We have to be looking at people and make calls about behaviors. It’s the type of job where you stand around all day, and you might look like you’re doing nothing at all. However, you are thinking about what other people are doing. Under the surface, you are analyzing the behaviors of every individual that meets you. You are even judging people that are far away from you because they might not know they are being watched. When people don’t know they’re being watched, they take bigger risks.
I’ve watched people do hard drugs, and I’ve caught people stealing merchandise. In both circumstances, I had to call the authorities before we could do anything about those individuals. Security is a hard job because the natural human instinct must be put aside. The natural human instinct to protect what is right and just in every situation must be put aside because those people have rights of their own. If I touch someone who might be breaking the law, I might get in trouble for putting my hands on that person.
I’ve heard of people getting the cops involved, and the police will ask why they didn’t take matters into their own hands. When …