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HSS Inc Part-Time Armed Police Officer - San Antonio Market in San Antonio, Texas

Security- Off Duty Police Officer

The off duty Armed Police Officer (APO) is responsible for the protection of the facility's assets, people and programs. The APO establishes a positive Security image by being highly visible and vigilant to fire, health and safety hazards as well as criminal threats. The APO takes immediate corrective actions and/or deficiencies to minimize the potential for harm. The APO maintains a close working relationship with hospital employees to provide a safe and secure environment.

Armed officer consists or carrying and the use of a self-defensive weapon such as a Taser or handgun.

General Responsibilities

  • Supports the hospital's safety and security management program in an attempt to provide a safe and secure physical environment.
  • Assists all hospital patients, visitors and employees with dignity and respect and acknowledges their needs in a timely manner.
  • The APO conduct demonstrates compliance with and reporting of suspected violations of relevant laws and regulations, the facility's policies and procedures.
  • Provides preventative patrols in the area in and around the Emergency Department.
  • Assists hospital staff with the enforcement of Emergency Detention Orders (ED) when appropriate.
  • Provides emergency communication between the hospital and the police department during emergency situations.


Healthcare facilities and free standing Emergency Departments.


Reports to the Security Program Manager.


  • Must be a police academy graduate
  • Must be an employed, sworn and commissioned police officer with a local law enforcement agency
  • Documentation of ongoing law enforcement training as required by the Law Enforcement Agency.


  • Crisis Prevention Intervention (CPI) training.


  • Knowledge in basic security principles.

  • Skill in presenting oneself as being of high quality character.

  • Skill in remaining courteous in difficult situations.

  • Skill in communicating clearly and effectively in English.

  • Skill in writing clear, concise and comprehensive reports.

  • Ability to maintain excellent grooming standards.

  • Ability to remain in good physical condition to respond to daily rigors of the job.

  • Ability to operate electronic security equipment.

Other Requirements

  • Only specific department approved firearms, batons and pepper foam may be carried as duty weapons by officers certified to carry the specific weapons.
  • Off duty police officers are allowed to carry as duty service firearms only those caliber firearms that have successfully completed the qualification training with through a department approved program. Under no circumstances shall an off duty officer be allowed to carry an unauthorized firearm or other unauthorized weapon.
  • Authorized holsters must have a minimum Level II retention capability.
  • Only hollow point ammunition will be approved to carry in duty service firearm. Absolutely no reloads, remanufactured, alterations or modifications of any kind to ammunition is permitted.

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