Chapter 8. Security Attire and Equipment
The attire worn by healthcare security staff and equipment carried by the security officer establishes the image of the protection program and, very often, the perception of personal safety for those who work on campus or visit the healthcare facility. The assigned responsibilities of and type of attire worn by security officers determines how the security officer will be equipped.
There is a wide variety of attire options available to the healthcare security program. A continuous debate is whether security officers should wear a traditional uniform or a blazer and slacks. The security ‘polo style’ shirt and matching uniform pants have recently entered the exchange. The consensus of healthcare security ...