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  • Rooney
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    Honorable discharge from Navy in 1989. I worked as a security guard in town at the convention center for 2 years while going to college. Graduated college and worked for a large civil engineering company until 1997. Got burnt out working 120 hrs a week so I quit. Worked as a bartender for a year to relax (had alot of security situations there as well). Started working for a security company installing cameras, access systems, etc.. Mainly worked at DoD and government sites. I bought 40% of the comapny in 1999. Me and my business partner noticed a need for portable systems. Designed and built our first prototype in 2000. I am now V.P. of the company and we deliver portable systems for use all over the world with L.E., Homeland Security, and Military. The hardest part of my job is keeping up with technology that constantly changes.

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  • Echos13
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    I work at two of the state rest areas which are parallel to each other. (there are 144 of them in Florida) We answer to FDOT directly and hardly have any contact with the office. For the exception of paper work, uniforms and the usual BS. We all here are armed CPOs and have what is called a DOT Captain that over sees the operations in the rest areas. Most of what we do is just keep the patrons safe and watch out for the usual problems. Most of which is mostly dealing with violators and problem people. And to make sure patrons adhere to the DOT administrative regulations of the state rest areas. If they don’t we tell them to leave. If they don’t a FDOT Officer or State Trooper is more than happy to convince them. From time to time the SO gets involved depending on the problem. If there is an issue or communications need the DOT Captain directly speaks with a DOT agent. My background is municipal law enforcement, degree in Criminology, Corporate security and presently self studies on forensic applications in regards to identification and processing evidence. I plan on taking some courses in due time. I hope to apply with the county in their AFIS and citizen (missing, suspects, etc.) tracking division.

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  • Curtis Baillie
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    Some of you have posted your career path. It's always interesting to see where someone has been and the direction they are headed. My career path started after my discharge from the USMC. I was home for three days and was contacted by NASA. Since I had a TS clearance, I was a "good fit" for their security organization. I then went spent quite a few years in LE at the local and state levels. I also owned my own private investigations and SO business. I then spent about 20 years in the retail loss prevention/security sector and I am now an independent security management consultant. In looking back, I wish I had started my consulting practice earlier in life.

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  • Protective_Services
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    View Job Postings
    EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY WITH MARICOPA COUNTY


    Job Title:
    Protective Services Officer

    Reference:
    15118
    Department:
    Facilities Management, Protective Services



    Location Address
    401 W. Jefferson St.
    Phoenix, AZ 85003
    Conditions of Employment
    SEVERAL POSITIONS AVAILABLE
    ************************************************** ************************************************** *******************************************
    POSSESSION OF ONE OF THE FOLLOWING IS REQUIRED AT TIME OF APPLICATION:

    State of Arizona Security Guard or Armed Guard Card
    State of Arizona Private Investigator Card
    State of Arizona Concealed Weapon Permit Card (CCW)

    Please note in the resume section (Step 1) of your application possession of one of the above. Failure to indicate that you possess one of these qualifications in the resume section (Step 1) of your application will result in your application being removed from further consideration for this position.
    ************************************************** ************************************************** *********************************************
    Salary
    1st Shift: $13.52 Per Hour
    2nd Shift: Additional $0.50 Per Hour ($14.02)
    3rd Shift: Additional $0.75 Per Hour ($14.27)
    Position Qualifications
    High School Diploma or G.E.D. and three years experience working in a security-related capacity within a criminal justice system, business, or military police environment. Possession of one of the following is required at time of application and must be included as noted in Conditions of Employment section above: State of Arizona Security Guard or Armed Guard Card, State of Arizona Private Investigator Card, or State of Arizona Concealed Weapon Permit Card (CCW). Must be familiar with and able to use Alarm and CCTV systems, firearms, pepper spray, electronic screening and x-ray stations, hand-held metal detection equipment, and two-way radio systems. Knowledge of legal terminology, experience testifying in court, conducting investigations and good documentation skills, and strong verbal and written communications skills required. Officers are required to carry and use a firearm; officers must meet qualifications and required standards and have and maintain a State of Arizona CCW permit.

    NOTE: Candidates who complete the interview process and are being considered for selection will be required to undergo a thorough background check to include criminal history and employment verification.

    ADDITIONAL NOTE: An Arizona Driver's License in good standing is required at time of hire.

    PREFERRED: CPR/First Aid certification
    Essential Job Tasks
    Inspects buildings and grounds including off-site locations to observe and secure facilities against fire and other situations of potential loss to the County. Admits and releases authorized persons, removes unauthorized persons and provides access control for approved personnel. Screens the general public from entering County buildings with weapons by visual observance using walk-through and/or hand held metal detectors and x-ray machines. Investigates and documents disturbances and incidents, takes charge which may involve the use of physical restraints to maintain order, safety and to protect property. Cooperates with in-house staff and external law enforcement agencies while conducting investigations. Testifies in court as required. Must be able to operate a security command center, which includes monitoring a CCTV system, Hirsch Access Control Systems, digital alarm receivers to include fire, burglar and 911-computer system. Provides escorts as requested to County facilities and parking lots. Abides, follows and enforces County policies applicable local, state and federal laws and regulations. Enforces Countywide parking regulations by issuing tickets, booting vehicles and controlling traffic as needed. Must meet division firearms and annual training requirements. Special assignments relating to executive protection of elected officials, work place violence issues and protecting County owned equipment and property. Will be required to operate County vehicles to include bikes, golf carts and patrol cars.

    This should just about cover it.

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  • CorpSec
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    I started out wanting to be a chef, but hated working in restaurants and couldn't really cook that well. I worked as a kennel attendent in high school as well. I got into security in 92 when I was 19. I have my law enforcement degree, but never became a cop. I have a lot of friends that are cops and while there are things about their jobs I envy, they also envy my job. It is the whole grass is greener thing.

    I am in in house corporate security now, but have worked in a hospital, office complex, manufacturing plant, college, theater, and as a mobile patrol officer.

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  • Christopherstjo
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    I like the one about being an insurance adjustor... we make your rates go up or down. I told my boss about this and he laughed but said it was all too true.

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  • Mall Director
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    Currently transistioning..

    I dont know why I had to bite, but OK..

    Essentially what my job description comes down to, is a public figure to take scrutiny when the public, corporate and clients have issues! LOL! I have been under so much retarded fire lately, its disturbing! LOL!

    What I actually do, is impliment selection of new staff, training procedures, protocol for operations, liazoning with a variety of entities, ensuring that enforcement of site rules are conducted, and so on.. ! LOL!

    In the past, some LE work, but mostly military. I have worked for a variety of small to large agencies in a variety of states.

    Whats interesting, is what I am undergoing, which is a transition to LE. I am sitting at the halfway mark for a PD selection process. I needed a change and want to stretch my legs and mind some more!

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  • davis002
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    Originally posted by Christopherstjo
    Get a life.
    LOL!!!

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  • Christopherstjo
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    Originally posted by davis002
    Too bad you wouldn't know reaility if it pulled a Marchetti-ninja move and bit you in the... well you know what I mean.
    Get a life.
    Last edited by Christopherstjo; 04-29-2007, 03:50 AM.

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  • davis002
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    Originally posted by Christopherstjo
    Yep, they sure can and that's why I do not obsess over things folks say about themselves, on the Internet; I take it with a grain of salt because at the end of the day all that does matter to me, is what exists in real life.
    Too bad you wouldn't know reaility if it pulled a Marchetti-ninja move and bit you in the... well you know what I mean.

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  • Christopherstjo
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    Originally posted by Black Caesar
    Anyone on the internet can claim anything they want.
    Yep, they sure can and that's why I do not obsess over things folks say about themselves, on the Internet; I take it with a grain of salt because at the end of the day all that does matter to me, is what exists in real life.

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    Originally posted by FlacoFI
    I'm interested in what everyone here does in the security field, and what you used to do.
    Per the federal government, (I) help the FPS enforce rules and regulations, maintain law and order, and protect life and property in GSA controlled facilities.

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  • Qarlo X64
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    Originally posted by FlacoFI
    I'm interested in what everyone here does in the security field, and what you used to do.
    Currently I'm an S/O soon to be a SGT. with 12 others + the Chief Security Director for a local shopping mall that is of a CRE status moreso than O&R. The unit is ran like a military security force and looks the part as well, in all black uniforms and optional US Army Ranger Patrol Cap with the word "Security" written in white across the top. Almost all of us are ex military and/or ex LEO, with (3) of the Security Unit being USN and US Army Reservists within the capacity of Military Police, Infantry, and computer specialists. *Personally I'm a LV III Commissioned PSO, but the mall property managers don't want the security unit armed, no matter how much prior knowledge/training/experience the staff has had previously. I was never military myself, but was raised by the old guard military with a pious DI for a father who gave me the 10 yrs of MCT [military combat training] with a few others he served with growing up.

    The mall has two convention centres attatched to either end, so we're busy all the time, and the post is honestly like working a military installation minus the firearms. Equipment of carry is ... Radio w. ear piece/shirt mic, handcuffs, flash light, {and finally} a gravity stick BKA: "Aspe". I along with the others work very closely with the subcity (city within a city municipality) police department, and we basically have to regulate at least 5 times a day. There's rarely a dull day and it's great being able to make a difference. The mall tenants never hesitate to call on us as we respond usually within less than a minute to any point on the property and they know we hold it down. This has been a completely *new* experience however, as I recently left doing CRE (Contract Regulation Enforcement) posts @ Government Housing Complexes, Construction Sites, and the occassional Credit Union, within the LV III capacity fielding with the pistol in my sig pic. Been working as a PSO for 5 years off and on, (the last 2 the most active), and am currently about to undergo LV IV certification for bodyguard work. Unlike working alone or with only one other PSO however, the mall security has turned out to be quite interesting.

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  • Black Caesar
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    Originally posted by Christopherstjo
    I have been abundantly clear in what my professional education background is and I have been abundantly clear in what my professional work background has entailed and I have been abundantly clear in what my [current] employment entails... There is no need for further "clairification" (sic) when I have already been clear. It is apparent, however, that particular individuals want to see and hear what they want, despite what is plainly written, for no other purpose than to deliberately try to spark fights and de-rail the topic being discussed. Maybe others should focus on actually being respectful to the people who take the time to post a thread by not making comments that they know, should know or can reasonably be expected to know will spark fights and / or that will de-rail the subject being discussed.... but respect seems to be a four letter word among particular individuals in this forum.

    Just one thing, Chris, you haven't been clear at all about your background. I think if you stepped back and looked at what you've post you'd see why there is confusion and even mistrust about what you are saying.

    People in our line of work can spot BS a mile away. When you have a poster who makes very grandiose and conflicting claims (like the walking contradiction of a rank-in-file S/O "criminologist" lol), we get suspicious. Anyone on the internet can claim anything they want.

    My advice to you is either A] tone down the high sounding talk of your "qualifications" or B] be more clear about your background.

    Being vague about your background and THEN being defensive about it when people call you on it isn't the most mature or professional path a a person could take......

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  • Black Caesar
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    Thanks to the Gods of the Internet, I can wave my magic wand (mouse) and copy/paste my job description. Saves a lot of typing..
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    JOB TITLE: Corporal, College Police

    GENERAL SUMMARY: Responsible for performing specialized police services involving college regulation enforcement, traffic control, accident investigation and enforcement of city ordinances and Texas state law on college property and in college facilities.

    PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
    - Patrol college facilities and property on foot and by motor vehicle; issues citations; secures doors, gates, and other entrances and exits to the grounds and facilities.
    - Investigate automobile accidents, suspected crimes and nuisances.
    - Conduct preliminary investigations; gathers evidence and obtains witnesses.
    - Answer calls and complaints and provides assistance to faculty, staff, students and visitors.
    - Assist in case preparations and appears in court as directed by supervisor.
    - Maintain contact with other law enforcement agencies to stay abreast of laws, ordinances, etc. and maintains peace officer licensure by obtaining proper bi-annual TCLEOSE mandated training.
    - Provide daily status reports to supervisor regarding follow-up investigation, potential
    hazards, etc. Maintain compliance with proper data collection procedures necessary for adherence to Texas racial profiling reporting laws.
    - May provide guidance to a College Civilian Safety Officer as necessary.
    - May be required to provide emergency medical treatment, including CPR/AED, until medical personnel arrive.
    - Has been trained, certified (if applicable), and performs as a department field training officer, crime prevention officer, or other similar post as recognized by The State of Texas.
    - Perform other related duties as required.

    REPORTING RELATIONSHIP:
    First-level supervisor is the Sergeant, College Police; second-level supervisor is the Lieutenant.

    PHYSICAL EFFORT REQUIRED:
    Work involves physical stamina requiring light to moderately heavy lifting (up to 50 pounds), exposure to inclement weather, and extended periods of walking.

    MINIMUM EDUCATIONAL/SKILL REQUIREMENTS:
    Graduation from high school or equivalent. Current and valid Texas Peace Officer license. Law Enforcement experience preferred but not required. Ability to analyze situations quickly and objectively and to determine proper course of action. Ability to cope with situations firmly, courteously, tactfully, and with respect for the rights of others. Ability to utilize computer
    technology to access data, maintain records, generate reports and communicate with others. Will be required to be trained to provide emergency medical treatment including CPR/AED. Valid Texas driver’s license required. Will be required to handle handguns, baton, and/or defense spray in a safe
    and effective manner, and be tested on same periodically.

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    Psychological testing, freedom from drug dependency testing, and a physical (medical) will be conducted as a condition of employment.
    *******

    Will be subject to a criminal background check prior to employment with the District.***
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    Last edited by Black Caesar; 04-28-2007, 04:28 PM.

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