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WHY are you a SG?

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Me_2_max50

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Rate This | Posted over 3 years ago

 

I used to be a part of police-link years ago. I guess my account was deleted so I'm reopening a new one. How I became a Security Officer is an interesting tale. I wanted nothing to do with the industry in the beginning, but I was looking to go into the military and then college. Fate opened the door and I took a course to be a Security Officer in the State of Florida. What was supposed to be temporary ended up being a 9 year stint in the security profession. I got divorced around year one and just gave up on life and goals so I stayed with the job. After a few years I pulled my head out of my ass and found the desire to better myself again. I am working on my junior year of college towards my Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice.


I'm a friendly person so if any security professionals want to add me feel free to.

Suit_max50

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Rate This | Posted almost 3 years ago

 

 I'm in it because:


1. I have a bunch of applications in at police departments and it's taking ages for them to do anything (although I'm finding out theyre skipping me for less experianced/educated people; I have inside people on some of them)


2. To better my resume and work experiance.


3. It pays better than McDonalds.


4. Because I can't get a job anywhere else.

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Rate This | Posted almost 3 years ago

 

Used to be a LLVI operator for the Army. Went into the security industry after I got out. Figured it'd be low stress, compared to what I was used to.


Been doin' this 3 years now, no regrets. Figured it'd be temporary, at least 'till I got my head straight again. Found out that I was really good at it. Love the job, love the work... I work armed and vehicle patrol.


The pay sucks.

Texas02n_max600_max50

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Rate This | Posted over 2 years ago

 

I took a job as a SG with a local school district because the supervisors were working on getting a district police department going and that is something I was wanting to do for a career. Things have change in the 14 months since I started, but I've made friends and connections with officers in  a local police department and the sheriff's office that work in the areas of the school district I work at. So that's beneficial and actually had a Sgt with the PD ask if I was going to apply with his department. The school district is paying my decently and I'm getting money put into the same state retirement system as the teachers that I work with. Of course there are bad things I have to deal with, but over all I'm happy!


"Niether fire nor wind, birth nor death can erase our good deeds." Buddha

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Rate This | Posted over 2 years ago

 

 Personally, I'm doing in the intrim.  I want to work in law enforcement.  While I'm waiting I'm working as a security guard, and that's mostly because I know a guy who owns his own security company and I asked for a job.  Budget cuts here in Nevada makes it hard finding a LE job, and well Border Patrol is taking forever to work with, so i need something in the mean time.  


For he is the minister of God to thee for good. But if thou do that which is evil, be afraid; for he beareth not the sword in vain: for he is the minister of God, a revenger to execute wrath upon him that doeth evil.

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Rate This | Posted over 2 years ago

 

I, like so many of you, am doing this job as a transition into LE. I have learned many useful skills in security that I know will come in handy when I finally get to LE.

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Rate This | Posted over 2 years ago

 

kymarcum says ...



I, like so many of you, am doing this job as a transition into LE. I have learned many useful skills in security that I know will come in handy when I finally get to LE.



Dont count on it


You have the rest of your life to solve the problem, how long your life lasts depends on how well you do it. -Clint Smith

Respect it

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Rate This | Posted over 2 years ago

 

I worked for 5 years in Security for a large shopping center... Yep I was a mall cop! But you know what, I knew I was a mall cop. I didn't abuse my "authority" if I had any to begin with and I was able to move up through the ranks and gain some valuble knowledge in how to generally talk to people, deal with situations etc. Becaus eof this we had a great relationship with our Local PD too, because they knew we were not trying to play "supercop" I also worked with a great group of people ranging from active and reserve military to police officers that were working at the mall for extra dough. Most of them moved on to LEO careers and we still keep in contact today. Every job is what you make of it. But don't try to make something out of nothing either. If you're working Security, remember its just SECURITY. Nothing more, nothing less. But learn as much as you can in the process. People can have successful careers in Security if they do it properly.


Sometimes there's Justice and Sometimes there's Just Us.

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Rate This | Posted over 2 years ago

 

What started as a temp job for me in 1978 became a career.  While I was an MP in the army, most of my working life has been spent in security.  Slowly but surely the security industry is improving.  You can now get an Associates, Bachelors, Mastors, and even a PhD in security now.  So security CAN be a career if you're interested.  I've enjoyed it for the most part.

Dirty-harry-2_max50

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Rate This | Posted about 2 years ago

 

To be honest, I view Security Officer work as a job and LE work as a career. I have been currently working Security for awhile now. I work it because it is better than Food service/retail. lol.  It is only until I get a career in LE for which I am actively applying EVERYWHERE in the great state of NC. lol.

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Rate This | Posted almost 2 years ago

 

 I am a Security Officer until I can become a Police Officer. I love what I do, and I think I'm learning useful skills. Being the authority figure, handling emergencies, and difficult people and priortizing calls. 

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Rate This | Posted about 1 year ago

 

SEO says ...



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 am in security until I can become a LEO. I like what I do now, but it is not my dream. I work for Guardsmark, but the site I work at is General Dynamics C4 Systems. I'm really glad that they placed me here, because it's a D.O.D. site, which looks great on a resume.


"I will walk by faith, even when I cannot see..."

"Never give up, NEVER BACK DOWN!"

"I'm a peacock! You gotta let me fly!!"