Doug Bedell — July 9, 2021, 12:55 pm

More on Writing Security Guard Incident Reports


Here, from Casey Evans on the Silvertrac site, is another post on security guard incident report writing, to accompany one Barrier Briefs posted from SecurityInfowatch.com on June 16, 2021. Well-done reports are important for learning from breaches of site or computer security.

First, Evans advises, “Keep it conversational and professional. Some officers have a tendency to get bogged down in the mumbo jumbo ‘police terms‘. Although this may seem more professional, it makes reading the reports harder for the average Joe. Keep in mind, this document may be read by property managers, supervisors, jurors, or witnesses.”

And then, “Remember the basics: Who, What, When, Where, How, Why”. Evans adds that a report writer should include “photos, audio, and video whenever possible” and use an “incident reporting software tool” to make the information as understandable as possible.

It’s all like writing for a hometown newspaper, but with challenging site security stakes.

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