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    Hello to all.

    I'm relatively new to this line of work, though I have a lot of experience doing it. My security career began when I was licensed through a company that runs security and crowd control for various events around the province (in Canada). I began working loss prevention at a local food retail store, and eventually quit to pursue mall security. I've since been doing security at a large, local Casino, and I plan on getting back into loss prevention.

    Meanwhile, I'm taking a twenty-two week course that covers a ton of security and investigative courses, including first aid, firearms safety, and eventually, private investigation. My long term goal is to work as a PI, and an LPO.

    I train various martial arts, including judo and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, to keep in shape and to be able to respond to necessary action. I intend to take some courses at the Justice Institute in Vancouver after I'm done my current course.

    I've also obtained a degree in psychology previous to attaining my security license. Good to meet you all

  • #2
    Welcome abord! B.C. particularly Vancouver's lower east side holds a special place in my heart as that's where I started in this security thing, Too bad $7.50 was the rate of the day, so I came home.

    But why security/LP/PI, having a degree in Psych? Unless working corporate? I have a buddy doing the PI thing here, makes lots of coin on Milage but is never around...
    I'm the guy you don't want to be around when your doing something wrong, but you can't wait for me to get there when your down, to fix you up...

    If you don't stand behind our troops, feel free to stand in front of them.


    • #3
      I just got the degree because I was originally going to become a teacher, but I discovered how boring that job could be. So I finished the degree and moved on to something different.

      Incidently, it helps identifying people who might be considering theft, because I've learnt a lot on profiling and emotion analyzing. I'm no expert, but being a bit better at detecting a hesitant subject, or acknowledging lies, or even basic interviewing skills, is pretty handy when I'm working.


      • #4
        Yeah, I'd have to agree that being able to interpret people's 'body language' effectively can be a real asset.

        BTW welcome to the forums!
        "We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give" - Winston Churchill


        • #5
          glad to have ya, to more the merry, so as youll see there are a few other canadians on the board, although i am not one...
          Its not how we die that counts.....
          Its not how we lived that counts....
          all that matters is how we saved that one life that one time by being in the right place at the right time....


          • #6
            Welcome. As Chief of Security of a small casino I look forward to discussing our unique problems.
            "Gun control, the theory that 110lb. women have the "right" to fistfight with 210lb. rapists. " Author Unknown


            • #7
              Originally posted by Andy Taylor View Post
              Welcome. As Chief of Security of a small casino I look forward to discussing our unique problems.
              Haha. I, too, look forward to these discussions.