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Armed Guards

Descriptions & Duties

  • Armed Guards carry out guarding work and the performance of which requires carrying of arms and ammunitions and possess valid arms license issued by the Hong Kong Police Force.

Generic Competencies

Physical Abilities

Physical abilities

  • Physical strength
  • Eye hand coordination / precision / dexterity


Importance:5 (Max:5) 

Skill is required all the time


Technology Skills

Technology skills

  • Computer literacy
  • Application of technology


Importance:2 (Max:5) 

Skill is occasionally required


Cognitive Abilities

Cognitive abilities

  • Creativity
  • Visualisation
  • Logical thinking


Importance:3 (Max:5) 

Skill is basically required


Comprehension And Expression

Comprehension and expression skills

  • Reading comprehension
  • Oral / written expression


Importance:2 (Max:5) 

Skill is occasionally required


Social Skills

Social skills

  • Communication
  • Negotiation
  • Persuasion


Importance:2 (Max:5) 

Skill is occasionally required


Organisation And Execution Skills

Organisation and execution skills

  • Planning
  • Organising
  • Judgement
  • Decision making


Importance:2 (Max:5) 

Skill is occasionally required


Problem Solving Skills

Problem solving skills

  • Ability to solve simple and complex problems effectively and efficiently


Importance:4 (Max:5) 

Skill is frequently required


Management Skills

Management skills

  • Leadership
  • Management of finance / time / people / other resources


Importance:1 (Max:5) 

Skill is rarely required


Trade Specific Competencies

Professional knowledge and skills in security services

Armed Guards must always apply professional knowledge and skills in security services to solve issues and problems at work.

Patrolling and observation skills

Armed Guards must be alert and aware of their surroundings, and be able to quickly recognize anything out of the ordinary.

Knowledge and skills in the use of a weapon

Armed Guards must be well trained in the use of a weapon.

General Requirements

Academic qualification

  • Completion of lower-secondary school education, preferably with upper-secondary school education

Professional qualification

  • Holder of valid arms licence and Security Personnel Permit

Career Path & Salary

Private Sector

Monthly Salary $10,000-$20,000

Monthly Salary $15,000-$20,000

Monthly Salary $15,000-$30,000

Work Environment

  • Armed guards are required to carry arms and ammunitions. They wear uniform.


  • Walki Talki
  • Shotgun

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