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Are you in Oregon?

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Posted about 5 years ago

 

I am curious as to who here is in Oregon and is currently a DPSST certified Security Officer?

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Vernom,


If you are still interested in information, let me know - I have been a certified OR Unarmed Security Officer for quite awhile now.

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Actually I have been a Armed Security Officer since getting out of the Army.  I am curious to know if any other Oregonites are on here so I can see what kind of work is out there.  I am always looking for opportunity but at the same time just wanted to see what peeps on here are from Oregon and just to network.


Who do you work for and where?

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I've done all types of security working everything from mall security(first job 1978) to government contract (armed) in 2005, I refer to be armed but in Ga, the certification and training is a pain plus expensive 90 bucks in 2005 and firearms instuctors are few and far between. I have a brother in Wa. and from Ca. How hard is it to get firearms qualed in Oregon and how many armed jobs are there?

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 There are quite a bit of security groups in Oregon.  Armed training is 12 hours long now.  8 hrs is testing and 4 is range.  I believe it cost 80 bucks for the instructor (not very many of them) and if I remember right 100 bucks to the state.  Then you also have to pay to get your finger prints for federal background checks.  Then you just renew every year.  but have to renew unarmed as well as armed.

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Goin to go broke just to get a job!

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 Yes it can be expensive.  That is why I make it a point to only work for those who have long standing contracts that are either government or high value.  Personal Protection is the best pay of all.

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The last government contract I worked, the company' cfo went to the federal pen for bribing a goverment official and the  company went under and lost all thier  cushy contracts . You might have heared of USPROTECT?

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Ah I don't know them but I just read up on them.  Sad to see.


I would love to start my own but the two businesses I have take up much of my time currently.  I'm busy for at least a year. 

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You should here about the government  contract  that a company called Securitas( that is a bunch of smaller security companies that decided to merger a few years back)They make 11.50 an hour unarmed for parking lot patrol and traffic contol at the V.A Medical center in Gainesville,Fla! They also have an ECP at a satelite clinic 5 miles away that makes more than that! Hell yes I'm jealous! I would'nt want to work for that particular company because of thier hiring practices, but if another company such as Wackenhut gets the contract, I might have to move an hour and a half south. That an Gainesville is a huge college town U of Florida Gators. Lot of pretty girls on bikes!