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Posted over 4 years ago

 

Hi everyone,


looking for some feedback, suggestions, whatever else.


45 y/o male considering career change into some form of Law Enforcement or armed security. HS grad, college seminary degree, was concerned if there was military-like weight and fitness pre-conditions before entering into LE field. Not really considering being a regualr city police officer, mabe too old for that, but something else like armed guard, parole/probation, private security/bodyguard, bounty, airport police, college campus police, hospital police


currently earning $45,000 annually with state job as prison chaplain, maxed out there, no advancements in job title.


can't really take too much of a pay cut if at all, if I switch into new career path.


thanks,


ismael

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Welcome to Policelink from KS.  You are extremely unlikely to find any security job that pays near what you are making now, at least starting off.

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Rate This | Posted over 4 years ago

 

Ditto Casscocop. Ditto. Stay put 45 grand a year is respectable. Armed security is 10 to 12 bucks an hour. You are not to old for LE.

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WELCOME...


Your not gonna come remotely close to 45k a year doing security work, stay put and get your time in and THEN consider a carreer change into maybe Bailiff work or Security..Just my 0.02cents

Ca_police_badge_max50

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Rate This | Posted over 4 years ago

 

Welcome to PL. Since you are working in the prison system ahve you tried looking into switching to a correctional officer position.

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I don't think 45 years old is too old to move into LE.  I work with a guy right now that is 55 years and is applying to police departments.  


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in my state and area armed security guards usually take $20 hour and up


that's why I been thinking Armed Guard, now doing P/T unarmed weekends just to get in the field


Ocampo, entry level C/O position at my prison would mean significant pay cut for me at this point.


how typical are age, weight / fitness requirements in LE?

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Rate This | Posted over 4 years ago

 

Welcome to PL from NJ. 45 is not too old. You have to look a little harder than most others who are younger. Good luck.


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