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  • SecureTN
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    Am now working in Corrections, 3rd Shift in a Maximum Security Housing Unit

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  • Qarlo X64
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    Well I kind of covered this in my "Hello" thread in the Introductions section but here for the record. I'm a PSO working for a PSC (Private Security Contractor) that fields both PSOs as well as reserve PO/LEOs. Posts can vary from strictly O&R gigs to CRE and range from Construction Sites, Construction Zones, Banks and Credit Unions, College Campus w. Campus Police, Government Housing & APT Complexes, Office Parks and High Rises, Shopping Centres (Vehicle Patrol usually) and up scale gated communites.

    It's nice to have a wide variety of posts, but I'm a field grunt and not so much the glossy shoe types in the high rises where a lot of guff is given by hoity toity types who have no operational authority over you but like to act like their stuff don't stink. I prefer walking patrol beats of O&R/CRE on Construction Zones and Government Housing complexes where one can breathe fresh air, help people out from time to time with problems de-escalating situations to where LEO involvement isn't neccessary and get compliance from all per the site's regs. Most S/Os I know usually don't make it very long in those enviorments as it's either too troublesome due to the 5% bad apples at every place, or they prefer air conditioning... so me and a few others who "hold it down" as the chief likes to say, get to work those posts. Most I've found want the golf cart gigs and credit unions where you stand around in one (of a few) places for a 12 to 14 hour shift and your knees lock up and it's just all around stuffy.

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  • Crimkeeper1
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    I have worked as a USAF Security Policeman. Then on an in-house force for a government research facility (excellent job, really miss it), then worked campus security for a short time. I am now working corrections.

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  • tlangsr
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    I would like to become a peace officer and then own my own security Co. but I still have quite a bit to learn before then.

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  • Lawson
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    Im currently at a psychiatric ward facility. Good pay, great benefits, good hours, but it is usually very dull and very boring here with spurs of stuff to do every once in a while, makes for long night usually.

    I'm constantly looking for something with better pay and more stuff to do. I would like to get an actual armed job somewhere. I have been keeping an eye on both the Tacoma School District Patrol and the Port of Tacoma Patrol, both being Armed Security with law enforcement authority. Im also constantly watching places like colleges, apartment complexes, gated communities, etc... I would love work in a facility like that, one where I can be reactive and proactive alike as well as being well equipped and trained to handle threats and problems, unfortunately, work like that seems far and few between in this area.

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  • james2go30
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    hey

    I am a Lt. and do security for condominiums here the sunny state of Florida, pride and Joy. It has its moments unfourtunately.

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  • tlangsr
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    I currently do security for a television station

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  • ozsecuritychic
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    i work at 2 malls,
    done pub work
    guarded hsc papers
    cash in transit
    worked security at big functions.

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  • ycaso77
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    Originally posted by EMTFirefighter
    Yes, I work at a college - an extremely sickeningly liberal college, I should add.
    I'll see your liberals and raise you 10,000 rabid left wingers....... Yale University!

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  • ycaso77
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    Originally posted by EMTFirefighter
    We should take sometime, it sounds like we're working in the same place!
    It's an interesting place to work once you get over the culture shock, I would guess you're a college employee too?

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  • wjohnc
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    I've been involved in the security industry for 11 years, including 4 as an LPO. Since 01 December I'm a security guard in a grocery store, but - but - my job is the deterrence of theives. I do that not by walking around like a sign with legs, but by active deterrence; I walk up to and talk with thieves if I can (embarrassing or outright humiliating them if necessary), if I can't I make my presence very well known by making eye contact and by exaggerating my looking at their bags, or pockets, or whatever they have with them, or some other method that both makes my intention of stopping them unmistakable, and shows that I am not just another SG - my confidence and skill will conquer cowards and thieves.

    Many LPOs say that "retailers should focus more on preventing the problem before entering the store, rather than trying chase the problem out the door", and that is exactly what I do.
    And here's the bonus: both my employer and the client have given permission for me to arrest if I want, which I have done. But deterrence is both more fun and a whole helluva lot safer.

    wjohnc

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  • HotelSecurity
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    Been doing hotel security since 1977.

    I cover the 3pm to 11pm shift usually alone at a 500 room downtown Montreal hotel. (I do the regular security duties).

    I am also the Assistant Director for this & 2 smaller side-by-side hotels out by the airport.

    My boss works directly for the owner of the 3 hotels & has many other duties so most of the management of security at the hotels is up to me. A good thing however is that it is my boss who has to deal with the 3 General Managers, Vice President of hotel operations & owner, not me

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  • ycaso77
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    University security at a bastion of liberal anti-american rhetoric. 80 odd cops, 120 or so security officers, another 60 security in small university kingdoms desperately fighting off being absorbed............ahhhhhhhhhhh paradise!

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  • crankloud
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    Night shift

    I work in a psyciatric ward in a hospital.35 patients, 6 care level 2 patients (one on one.) Never a dull moment.

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  • Sierra 1
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    SRT Supervisor (Sgt. Security Police OfficerIII) /USDOE-National Security Complex

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