For a lot of people, getting a promotion and “moving up the ladder” is viewed as an achievement in life. An occasion that’s usually talked about and celebrated.
Working on a career in a company that has a clearly defined organizational structure surely helps you in planning your career path. Setting up goals to achieve a position within a certain amount of time.
So, how about being a security guard in Indonesia? Do security guards in Indonesia have a clearly defined career path? Are there any regulations to help you plan your career of being a security guard personnel in Indonesia?
Indonesian Security Guard Rank Structure
One of the more welcomed changes in the Regulation of the Indonesian National Police No. 4 of 2020 on Private Security (Perpol No. 4 Tahun 2020 Tentang Pam Swakarsa or Perpol No. 4 of 2020) is the new regulation of rank structure for security guard personnel.
Though its implementation is still on hold (as per writing this article), this new regulation on security guards rank structure will directly affect security guards career path (something that has never been clearly regulated before).
In the Perpol No. 4 of 2020, there are nine ranks in the security guard rank structure. Those nine ranks are divided into three categories, that are; operational staff (pelaksana), supervisor (supervisor), and manager (manajer).
Below are the 9 ranks in the security guard rank structure and its requirement based on Article 20 of Perpol No. 4 of 2020.
Disclaimer: As per writing this article, there is no official [English] translation of the regulations that will be referred to in this article. All translations were provided by the writer of this article.
Operational Staff Rank Category
Operational staff rank category is the lowest rank in the security guards rank structure. Prior to occupying this rank, a security guard personnel must go through Gada Pratama training.
There are three rank levels in the operational staff rank category, that are (from highest to lowest);
To move up from each rank level, a security guard personnel must first serve at least four years.
A security guard personnel could move up from operational staff rank to mid-level operational staff rank after two years of service and completing the gada pratama competency test.
Gada pratama competency are the ability to;
There are no details concerning the requirement to move up from mid-level operational staff to senior operational staff in the Perpol No. 4 of 2020.
Though, details about the requirement to move from the rank of mid-level operational staff to the rank of supervisor could be found in Article 24 Paragraph 3, that are;
Supervisor Rank Category
The next rank category in the security guards rank structure is the supervisor category. Gada Madya training is required for security guard personnel to occupy this position.
The three levels of rank in the supervisor rank category are;
Where the rank of supervisor is the lowest, while senior supervisor is the highest in the supervisor rank category.
Just like the operational staff rank category, a security guard personnel must first serve for four years to move up from each rank.
Though to move up from the rank of supervisor to the rank of mid-level supervisor could be done after two years of working as a supervisor and passing the gada madya competency test.
Gada madya competency is the ability to;
No details were given in the Perpol No. 4 of 2020 regarding the requirements of moving up from mid-level supervisor to senior supervisor, though details about the requirements of moving up from mid-level supervisor to the rank of manager were defined.
The requirements are;
Manager Rank Category
The third and highest rank category in the security guard rank structure is manager. To occupy this rank, a security guard personnel must first pass the Gada Utama training.
From highest to lowest, the rank levels in the manager rank category are;
Unlike the operational staff and supervisor rank category, a security guard personnel could move up from each rank level in the manager rank category after serving a minimum of two years.
While to move up from the rank of manager to the rank of mid-level manager, a security guard personnel must first work as a manager for one year and pass the gada utama competency test.
Gada utama competency include the ability to;
Moving up from the rank of manager to the rank of senior manager as defined in Article 22 Paragraph 3 of the Perpol No. 4 of 2020 could be achieved by meeting these requirements:
Security Guard, a Profession with Career Path
Though its implementation was still postponed, the new regulation of security guard rank structure in the Perpol No. 4 of 2020 is viewed as a change in the right direction.
With that change, security guards’ personnel in Indonesia would have a clearly defined career path that would help them to plan their career and “move up the ladder”.
Nawakara, as a security service business entity, always emphasizes the importance of training for security guards’ personnel in every rank level through Nawakara Security Training Service.