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I see a lot of security guards/officers are the ones who is countering what ever ODIN has to say. If you are a Police Officer and if you were a security guard at one point then you would know these two professions are NOT the same. SO's get over it and become a police officer if you want to fulfill you dreams of car chases, domestics, robberies, shootings, etc. I did. On the other hand you guys do a great job at what you do.


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i think i got lost in the sauce in this thread, but... not disagreeing w/ the above, but, any feedback from any retired police officers doing bona fide security work?

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also, nycaux, thank you for what you do. as we've all seen, apo's do some times make the extreme sacrifice. stay safe!!

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sorry, i have to put my two cents in now. i have been a security officer for 4 years, a military police officer for 4 years and i am now serving a private detective. now, let me start with a security officer. a security officer is not a police officer, hoewever, there are so's out there who are putting their lives on line, just as police officers. I worked in armed security and everytime i strapped on my sidearm i was prepared to use it. everytime you carry a weapon you are putting you life on the line, and anyone how puts their life on line deserves RESPECT. i dont care if the jobs are the same or not!!!!!!!!
now, i am not going to talk about my military career, but a private detective is not a police officer. do they deserve the same respect as police officers? are their jobs the same as police officers? i say yes!!!! i believe ODIN said on the first page that po's differ from so's because so's dont go on drug raids or mishandle a crime scene. well you know what ODIN. i may not be a police officer, but i have been a SO, an MP and a PI and yes i have busted down doors, yes i have gone on raids, and yes i have even been shot at. so my question to you is do i deserve the same respect as a police officer, is my job close enough to a police officer to be on the same playing field as you, because by all mean, i do NOT want to disrespect you. after all you are a police officer and you put your life on the line. i will only show you the respect that i would expect from anyone else.

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if you want the same respect as a police officer then become one. no need to jump up and down telling me all your war stories and how great you are. im sure you are good at your job and you know why...we just met on the net and you told me you were. i have no use for automatic respect from anyone, i see no need to tell my war stories to gain respect, it is my opinion that if you have to wave your arms and yell look at me im the same as you then you are not like me at all. im giving my opinion as i see it nothing more. if you look at some other posts on this subject you will see that im not the only one that feels this way, and every time a security guard comes here and demands the same respect as a full time academy trained experienced police officer they just sure up what i think of the profession.
some of the guys here have paid the price of being a cop with their health and i have lost some of my closest friends in the line of duty. i do not have the same respect for anyone that has not walked in my brothers shoes, and no ammount of whining and bitching is going to earn my respect. courtesy is another thing.

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I am currently a security officer right now and I wear a badge but I do not think that I'm special or have any privelages that anybody might not have. I'm the site supervisor at my site and I like to think that if something happened then I would be there I feel that LEO's and SO's are here to do the same principal, we just don't have to authority to carry out the law and we need to watch the fine line that some SO's cross because of a big head. I tell all my officers that if there's an incident the first that you do if possible is call for the police then try to detain if necessary until an LEO show's up. But yeah I would put my life on the line to save another person and I have! I feel that security is an important detail you must be just as prepared as anybody else, hope for the best but train for the worst. Were here to protect and that's we can do the rest is up to LEO's.

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Chad44, you are apparently one of the good ones who understands the difference between the two occupations. You might even make a damn good cop with that attitude. You obviously understand where your authority starts and ends as well as the authority of a police officer. Thanks.

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In 1980 I left my department to return to Ca for a better paying Department. While waiting for all the BS I needed money so applied for and accepted as a security guard for a business that manufactured some very expensive medical equipment in a large complex. Trust me, it was the most boring and stupid job I think I have ever done and the other guards were definitely in the lower IQ range. Some were sloppy including the head guy and his fat sloppy 'honey' who also worked there. They of course hated me because I knew what I was doing and they were afraid I would take their jobs. Hell no! I wanted out of there as soon as I could and when the call came to go to work at a PD I was delighted to tell them goodbye and what a bunch of losers they had working for them. Thanks God they were not armed!

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ODIN, i am not waving my arms saying hey i deserve the same respect as a police officer. what i am saying is that anyone who puts their life on line to protect someone they dont even know, then yeah, they deserve respect. or at least they have mine. iam not trying to make this about me telling my war stories, however, i have been in security and law enforcement. i may not be a POLICE officer, but i am still LAW ENFORCEMENT. i believe you said in an earlier comment that no one has the right to compare the two (security and police) unless you have been in both fields. well i have been in both fields. and for friends you lost in the line of duty....they have my respect, and yes they deserve the most respect. you act like you are the only one how have lost friends in the line of duty. NEW FLASH, you not. i have lost couple of close friends as well. you still think i am saying that the two are the same, THEY ARE NOT THE SAME. again, all i am saying is that if you put your life on the line, you deserve some respect.

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I was having trouble hearing you i was distracted by the arm waving, could you try that again.SO to prove me wrong step up and shout look at me.

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sounds to me like you are the one waving your arms.

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Security Officer positions seem to have a lot of responsibility for the little pay they get. Since I retired from Federal Law Enforcement, I get somewhat of a check, so the little pay doesn't hurt. I am starting work for a security company at our local mall. It is amusing to see their web site and to see how they only get and want dependable and quality officers. How do you get these types of people when you only pay $8.50.

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angelbaby68 said:

wk21085 thats how I feel working for TSA at the airport but I can't say that about some of my co-workers who have large heads!!!

So im not the only TSA officer on Policelink.com. Cool.

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CENSORD said:

ii have never seen a news report that stated that a murder suspect walked off free because the security guard didnt prosses the scene correctly , or security guard makes a kilo bust while serving a high risk warrant. the jobs are not the same. or my be that is the way it is where you are from. what job does it depend on? are their security guards that knock down doors, and on duty police officers that just watch parking lots where you from.

Ok your opinion is your own. I started my career as a security guard for a car lot There were times I did chase people and stop people we just couldnt carry firearms. They are us without the certifications.

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My background in hotel security, wow what a learning experience: domestic violence, fights,drunken drug parties,transients,fugitives on the run, nightclub related crime, the workings of cabs, the corruption within hotels, the reports, the drug dealers in 5 Star hotels, the Paparazzi, the escorts and the NBA players.****Baby sitting professional athletes, lots of money and acting like high school punks***The stalkers, the prostitutes that act like female cab drivers. Party time for corporate America,dealing with visiting dignitaries while understanding international politics, terrorism and how it may impact your job at the hotel. Corporate espionage, diplomatic immunity, baby sitting corporate who's who when they party and hold conventions. When is okay for rich people, famous people to really screw up? The coverups to keep things out of the local and national news.


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CENSORD said:

why do private security guards come to police links and not security guards and security guard wannabes.com ?

Here's one for you...in Michigan, some of us are both. I work for a Medical Campus Security Police. We handle campus security, but we are certified with full police powers while we're doing it. We get called Police, we get called Guards. i don't care what I get called as long as the paycheck is right every two weeks. And, yes, we get paid VERY well.


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Rate This | Posted about 7 years ago

 

they have their place, most are professionals just like us. Its the few that gives them a bad rap.


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I is A RENT A COP. A WANNA BE COP! (mis spelled, and grammar deliberately messed with)

I know what my position is as a licensed security guard:
I Observe.
I Report.
I Deter in my black uniform
I Pretend my less that incredible training online from a less than wonderful large security firm taught me usefull information.
I sometimes Detain. Usually for id verification and badging.

Hotel Security and night club security actually taught me more. I want to work someday as a real cop not well paid, not well respected. But someone has to do it! And hopefully I can put my heart and my knowledge to good use.


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