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It kinda sad, but i started out in security for all the wrong reasons.  I was working at a restaurant and the guys would go to an adult entertainment club after work.  I saw the guy outside providing security and thought, hey that looks easy, and i can talk with the ladies while getting paid for it.  Its six years later and I've been in the security field with about five companies, ranging from low income, even lower pay sites to my curent work place, which has no where near the excitement, but great benefits and pay.  I'm currently preparing myself physically for an attempt at becoming a LEO with one of our local departments or possible state pd.  I've finally repaired my credit to where i feel compfortable enough to take the shot at it.  I consider it merely a stepping stone.  I've learned a lot about teamwork with the last two companies and how to help guide younger officers how to follow direction and stay alive.  And of course to remind them they are not COPS! I'll end up missing it when I leave security, but for me its not a career, just a step on the way to one.

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Just when I think I'm out, they pull me back in!


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Thats funny

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 The most common cause of death for CHP officers last year alone was in suicide. 


 


 



Bullsh*t. Don't EVER make statements like that without backing it up with proof. The ACTUAL leading cause of death among CHP last year was vehicle accidents. Do you even know how many CHP died last year?


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Deep breath there SEO... It's going to be OK!


Anyway, I started doing security because I needed a job and fast. It was something different and the pay wasn't too horriable. I have never really loved the job and have had a few moments when I have hated it, but all in all, it's and job and "hopefully" a steping stone. I know I have learned a lot about dealing with the public on my own working where I am now. In the near future I hope to become a Peace Officer and apply some of the knowledge that I have. But until that time comes this is a job, but I treat it as a professional one and try to correct the image from what other people thing security officer are.


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 The most common cause of death for CHP officers last year alone was in suicide. 


 


 



Bullsh*t. Don't EVER make statements like that without backing it up with proof. The ACTUAL leading cause of death among CHP last year was vehicle accidents. Do you even know how many CHP died last year?



My suggestion is dont post without doing your homework. Good job on calling it out SEO i needed a good laugh today.


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Ah, if only Phoenix was closer, lol



SEO....come wintertime....Phoenix is a whole lot less snowy!



I had read a year ago that Phoenix was desperate for LEO's. They've got (or had at the time) great incentive packages, including paying part of a mortgage and paying for your move. Cost of living is supposed to be reasonable too, at least compared to L.A. and San Diego, which is their biggest competition for snatching up candidates.



There's a poster up in Edison College, in FL, that mentions a $10/hr bonus in AZ if you speak Spanish......


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Ah, if only Phoenix was closer, lol



SEO....come wintertime....Phoenix is a whole lot less snowy!



I had read a year ago that Phoenix was desperate for LEO's. They've got (or had at the time) great incentive packages, including paying part of a mortgage and paying for your move. Cost of living is supposed to be reasonable too, at least compared to L.A. and San Diego, which is their biggest competition for snatching up candidates.



There's a poster up in Edison College, in FL, that mentions a $10/hr bonus in AZ if you speak Spanish......



You are correct and they list it right on thier website as well


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....and you don't have to put up with a negative image......?



Of course S/Os have to deal with a negative image, but it's far better to work intimately with clients to resolve an issue rather than to have the IAB crawling up my a** over pepper-spraying a subject or a good shoot.  The thing is, with being a cop comes a lot of scrutiny that is usually unwarranted (as is the case here in California), and only serves to make the cops' jobs harder.  The most common cause of death for CHP officers last year alone was in suicide.  My family doesn't need that kind of pressure.



hey Sgt. Dipshit where did you go????



I'm right here.  And keep that crap to yourself, dude.  I don't want to hear it.  Got it? 


And to SEO, yes, you are correct.  I misspoke myself earlier in stating that the leading cause of death among CHP officers last year was suicide.  I talked to my sister-in-law, a CHP dispatcher, who corrected me and stated that the CHP has the highest national average for suicides in the last five years; not that it was the leading cause of death.  Eight officers took their lives in 2006 alone.  I apologize for the mistake.


And 3 CHP officers died last year in the line of duty:


 


Officer DickeyOfficer Robert F. Dickey


Winterhaven Area

June 10, 2007


Officer Dickey was killed in an automobile accident on I-8 while on patrol in the Winterhaven Area. It is believed that a tire on his patrol car blew out, causing him to lose control of the vehicle. The patrol car left the roadway and flipped several times.


He was flown to Yuma Regional Medical Center, in Arizona, where he succumbed to his injuries a short time later.


Officer Dickey had served with the California Highway Patrol for 5 years.


He is survived by his wife and 1-year-old son.


 


Officer RussellOfficer Douglas S. Russell


Near Placerville

July 31, 2007


Officer Russell had just deployed a spike strip on the roadway and taken cover in the center median when the suspect deliberately swerved into the center median and struck Officer Russell. Officer Russell died as a result of being struck. The suspect fled the scene and was apprehended shortly after by CHP officers.


Officer Russell was flown to UCD, in Sacramento, where he succumbed to his injuries a short time later.


Officer Russell is survived by his wife.


 


Officer MillerOfficer John Miller


Livermore

November 16, 2007


Officer John Miller was killed in an automobile accident while searching for a reported drunk driver.


The officer was driving south on North Livermore Avenue about a mile north of Interstate 580 when he lost control of his patrol car around a sharp curve and struck a tree.


Officers from the Livermore Police Department located the drunken driving suspect, on eastbound I-580 near Greenville Road, and he was arrested by the California Highway Patrol on suspicion of DUI, evading police, and driving without a license.


Officer Miller had served with the California Highway Patrol for one year and was assigned to the Dublin Area Office.


He is survived by his wife and two children.


 


 



OK so help me out here junior, which of those three you just posted were suicide? Let me see none of them, all traffic collisions imagine that. And watch your attitiude and remember where you are this is policelink not securityguardlink. So you screwed up and talked out of your @$$ without doing your homework so shut up, suck it up and drive on. And "DUDE" go running or something.


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Oh and I was a SG when I was on Terminal leave from the Army just killing time earning an extra paycheck, and waiting for the police academy to start.


Pain is weakness leaving the body.

Obstacles are what we see when we take our eyes off the goal.

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Sgt_campbell, I find it completely disrespectful for you to repost fallen officers, a good number of us wore the band around our badges for those guys, and you using them in a lame attempt to make a point is atrocious, and shameful. If you think having a sister-in-law dispatcher buys you cop credits, let me be the first to tell you, IT DOESN'T!!!

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Sgt_campbell, I find it completely disrespectful for you to repost fallen officers, a good number of us wore the band around our badges for those guys, and you using them in a lame attempt to make a point is atrocious, and shameful. If you think having a sister-in-law dispatcher buys you cop credits, let me be the first to tell you, IT DOESN'T!!!



Damnnnnnnnnnnnnn I didn't even see that about the dispatcher sister in law so that makes him what a dispatcher in law?


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feeling froggy so bump


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does froggy know?

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does froggy know?



He's not saying but what are these bumps on my hands?


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And God I hope that's not a double or triple retention holster, he'd never get it out if he needed it. But I'll cut slim a break he's only been a member 11 days and this was his 5th post he apparently doesn't know PL custom and courtesy. He should really come back and reply. Maybe the young jedi will learn the ways of the force if he stays and watches and learns.


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Ah, if only Phoenix was closer, lol



SEO....come wintertime....Phoenix is a whole lot less snowy!



I had read a year ago that Phoenix was desperate for LEO's. They've got (or had at the time) great incentive packages, including paying part of a mortgage and paying for your move. Cost of living is supposed to be reasonable too, at least compared to L.A. and San Diego, which is their biggest competition for snatching up candidates.



There's a poster up in Edison College, in FL, that mentions a $10/hr bonus in AZ if you speak Spanish......



You are correct and they list it right on thier website as well



That's because they have such a large hispanic based population and so few officers that can translate spanish/english well enough for criminal prosecutions that officers sometimes have to wait a very long time for a spanish speaker just to get the basics of why the police are there in the first place!


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Well that figures all the fun happens when i leave


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To all those who were offended by my previous postings, I am truly, deeply sorry.  I have removed those postings for the preservation of peace on the boards and for the memory of the fallen.  I never intended any disrespect.  Please know that I will not make the same mistakes again. 

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Is this your chosen field, or is it temporary until you move on to bigger things? Do you think of it as a Career or Job? Love it, like it, don't care, or hate it? I'm interested to know why others do the job. Think of it as a poll, lol.


 



I like the field of security because it affords me the opportunity to help people, even if it's in small ways.  Keeping good security plans, designing and implementing new security programs, and restructuring existing security strategies is very rewarding work. 

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Is this your chosen field, or is it temporary until you move on to bigger things? Do you think of it as a Career or Job? Love it, like it, don't care, or hate it? I'm interested to know why others do the job. Think of it as a poll, lol.


 



I like the field of security because it affords me the opportunity to help people, even if it's in small ways.  Keeping good security plans, designing and implementing new security programs, and restructuring existing security strategies is very rewarding work. 



And how do you implement those plans in the shape your in and with the pistol belt set up you have, you obviously have not thought some things through. You don't put your flashlight on your weapon side and you don't have it behind the handle of a gun with a double or triple retention holster, you dont cover the snap to your flashlight with the handle of a gun. Flashlight=weak hand and an inch or two space on both sides of your holster.


Pain is weakness leaving the body.

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Just when I think I'm out, they pull me back in!


 


You talking to me? What, you talking to me, I'm here for your Entertainment????



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Ah, if only Phoenix was closer, lol



SEO....come wintertime....Phoenix is a whole lot less snowy!



I had read a year ago that Phoenix was desperate for LEO's. They've got (or had at the time) great incentive packages, including paying part of a mortgage and paying for your move. Cost of living is supposed to be reasonable too, at least compared to L.A. and San Diego, which is their biggest competition for snatching up candidates.



There's a poster up in Edison College, in FL, that mentions a $10/hr bonus in AZ if you speak Spanish......


For $10/hr more I'll learn to speak Chicken Head. DAME, I forgot, I already learned that... Oooo, well!!!!


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To all those who were offended by my previous postings, I am truly, deeply sorry.  I have removed those postings for the preservation of peace on the boards and for the memory of the fallen.  I never intended any disrespect.  Please know that I will not make the same mistakes again. 



Don't beat yourself up to much. At least you have the Balls to attempt to make things right.. Your credit when up in my book!

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Am playing a SG for now (armored transport) for about 2 yaers now.  Might stay if conditions would inprove, pay would go up, and we could get rid of a few people who don't belong in this type of field.  Was a reserve deputy for 2 years and would like to get back in LE. 


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I SPENT A ZILLION YEARS IN CONSTRUCTION AND THEN 7 YEARS IN COMPUTER SCIENCE. I HAVE ALWAYS HAD AN INTEREST IN CCTV, SECURITY AND LE. I GOT MY FIRST JOB IN SECURITY WORKING BLACK TIE EVENT STUFF AND REALLY LIKED IT SO WENT AHEAD AND GOT MY GUARD TRAINING AND PERMITS. AT 50 YEARS YOUNG; I "THINK" I WOULD LIKE TO BE AN LEO BUT IT'S A REACH AT MY AGE. MY BUDDY IS A COP AND HE TOLD ME "HEY; ITS A YOUNG PERSONS GAME OUT THERE WRESTLING IN THE DIRT WITH SCUMBAGS."


I WOULD NOT MIND TRYING THOUGH. I HATE CRIMINALS. MAYBE HATE IS A STRONG WORD BUT THEY DESTROY WHAT GOOD PEOPLE WORK HARD TO BUILD. ITS SICK AND THEY ARE SICK.


WHILE I WORK AS AN SG I AM FOLLOWING AN INTEREST IN FORENSICS AND HAVE TESTED TO BE AN EVIDENCE TECHNICIAN FOR THE DA'S OFFICE...SHOULD KNOW THIS WEEK EITHER WAY ON THAT ONE BUT...............I AM VERY LUCKY TO HAVE A GREAT JOB ON A PRIVATE ESTATE FOR SOME GREAT BOSSES AND I WORK WITH VERY EXPERIENCED EX-LEO'S THAT ARE EASY GOING GUYS.


I GET BORED....I FOLLOWED MY INTERESTS IN SECURITY AND HERE I AM. I LOVE MY JOB BUT IF I GET A SHOT AT CSI....I WILL PROBABLY GO FOR IT. ITS LESS MONEY BUT VERY INTERESTING WORK THAT I FEEL WILL TAKE ME PLACES AND ALLOW ME TO GROW AND HELP GET THE BAD GUY.


I STILL DO BLACK TIE EVENTS AND HOTEL DETAILS HERE AND THERE. I LIKE IT. I THINK MY AGE HELPS WHEN WORKING WITH THE PUBLIC IN THAT I BRING SOME MATURITY TO THE JOB AND LITTLE THINGS ARE NOT A BIG DEAL TO ME LIKE IF SOMEONE SNEAKS INTO A PARTY...BIG DEAL.


DE-ESCALATE.


ITS NOT WORTH LEAVING YOUR POST TO RUN THEM DOWN. YA GOTTA LOOK AT THE BIG PICTURE. WHATS HE GONNA DO? GET A FREE DRINK? BIG DEAL. A FELLOW GUARD GOT STUCK WITH A NEEDLE CAUSE HE SEARCHED A HOMELESS GUY THAT WAS LOOKING INTO CAR WINDOWS IN A PARKING LOT. NOW HE IS GOING THROUGH ALL THE GRIEF ASSOCIATED WITH A NEEDLE STICK. AFTER DISCUSSING THE INCIDENT WITH A SENIOR GUARD WE BOTH HAD THE SAME REACTION. NOT NECCESSARY. SEND THE HOMELESS GUY ON HIS WAY.


IF THERE HAD BEEN A CRIME COMMITTED, MAYBE THATS A DIFFERENT STORY BUT WE ARE TRAINED AND EXPECTED TO OBSERVE AND REPORT AND TO SHOW A PRESENCE TO PREVENT CRIME. IT IS NOT OUR PRIMARY JOB TO MAKE ARRESTS NOR ARE WE EXPECTED TO. IF SOMEONE IS IN DANGER...IT IS STILL UP TO THE DISCRETION OF THE GUARD TO ACT OR TO NOT ACT BUT WE ARE NOT REQUIRED BY LAW AS AN LEO IS, TO ACT. WE CALL THE POLICE...WE ARE NOT THE POLICE.


WE ARE NOT GOING TO SHOOT A GUY FOR ILLEGAL PARKING.


A GUARD OR NOT....ANY DECENT HUMAN BEING IS GOING TO ACT IF THEY SEE SOMEONE GETTING BEAT UP; IN DANGER OR IN A SIMILAR SITUATION...I JUST FEEL THAT IS THE RIGHT THING TO DO.  AT MY ESTATE JOB, IT'S QUIET BUT IN THE LONG SHOT THAT MY EMPLOYER OR THEIR STAFF WERE IN DANGER; THAT IS A DIFFERENT STORY. THAT IS PRETTY MUCH WAR TO ME AND WHOEVER IS THE WHOEVER; BETTER PACK A LUNCH AND EAT IT QUICKLY.


WE ARE HERE TO PROTECT OUT CLIENT; THEIR STAFF AND THEIR PROPERTY AND WE ARE ON PRIVATE PROPERTY.


THAT IS MY EMPLOYERS CASTLE AND WHEN HE HIRED US; HE PASSED ON HIS RIGHTS TO US TO PROTECT HIM AND IT.


I KNOW I FED YOU THE WHOLE BALE WHEN YOU ONLY ASKED FOR A BITE SO......TO GET BACK TO THE POINT....I MAKE A LOT MORE MONEY IN CONSTRUCTION OR WORKING WITH COMPUTERS BUT I AM A GUARD CAUSE I CHOOSE TO BE AND I LOVE WHAT I DO.


I AM A LUCKY GUY. 


BE SAFE. BE AWARE AT ALL TIMES. THE NUTS ARE EVERYWHERE AND THEY DONT SLEEP.


 

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Security is my chosen profession and I definitely view it as a career. I am pursuing a career in security administration after spending 26 years in the computer field as a programmer, analysis, and consultant. I have been in private security now for four years, starting as a line officer and recently being promoted to Sergeant. My ultimate goal is to be a security manager or director of security. I have found that my computer background along with my many years of management experience is serving me well in my new career. With technology playing such a huge part of any security operation these days, I feel right at home. Security is certainly not a job for me but rather part of a long term professional goal that I have laid out for myself.

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Just a brief stepping stone while I wait for the local PD's to set the date for their exams. The money isn't too bad, but--Jesus--the people you have to work with sometimes.


Let's just say I understand why some of the stupid questions they ask are there

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Just a brief stepping stone while I wait for the local PD's to set the date for their exams. The money isn't too bad, but--Jesus--the people you have to work with sometimes.


Let's just say I understand why some of the stupid questions they ask are there



LMAO, I hear ya


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Security is my chosen profession and I definitely view it as a career. I am pursuing a career in security administration after spending 26 years in the computer field as a programmer, analysis, and consultant. I have been in private security now for four years, starting as a line officer and recently being promoted to Sergeant. My ultimate goal is to be a security manager or director of security. I have found that my computer background along with my many years of management experience is serving me well in my new career. With technology playing such a huge part of any security operation these days, I feel right at home. Security is certainly not a job for me but rather part of a long term professional goal that I have laid out for myself.



Good to hear. Without some smart guys making Security their careers, we'd be nothing but a bunch of mercs. Hopefully you'll be one of those who work toward making our field better.


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