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The Security Guard of Today

Today, security is top priority in everyone’s mind.  With that thought, the job title security guard has changed to Security Officer.  No longer do people consider security guards as “rent-a-cops”.

We now see security officers everywhere.  They patrol and provide security for airports, malls, schools, casinos, theme parks, stores, bus terminals, manufacturing plants, museums, cruise ships, apartments, and much more.

If you really think about it, security officers are everywhere we go.  You might not notice them, but they are there; both in uniform and plain clothes.  That store you visited yesterday might have had a fellow shopper (right next to you) who was really a security officer.  Talk about “big brother watching”, but that thought is starting to dwindle and security has become front and center for all of us.

With the thought of 911, school shootings, theater shootings, crime everywhere and police officers being laid off, the need for security officers is on the rise.

The security officer of today works at some of the busiest buildings and is working with highly intelligent and complex equipment that controls and tracks people.  They work with closed-circuit television, remote and online access systems, plus highly advanced surveillance equipment.  This high technology gives the security officer the tools to spot threats from a distance and alert others.

All of this equipment, run by highly trained security officers, safeguard the public, protect property and allow transportation systems to run smoothly.  Since the job of the security officer has changed, the demand for security officers is in a high growth mode and the security industry is on the rise.

With the security business exploding with products, one might think there is no future need for the human security officer.  The security officer of today, as well as in the future, is the first line of defense against a threat.

The relationship between the security officer and law enforcement has totally changed in the last few years.  This is due to the high standards that security firms look for in hiring, the professional training these same firms offer their personnel and the degree of high-tech equipment they use.  In addition, the security industry has increased their training, benefits, wages and advancement opportunities.

This site is designed to give you the tools you will need to pursue this rewarding career.  You will find training opportunities, job requirements, tools of the trade, income potential, state requirements, positions available; plus tips and hidden gems.  In addition, we offer detailed information on other law enforcement careers.

The True Story

Not All Websites Give You The Information You Seek

Hi, my name is Jeff Arnold and I am the senior staff editor for this website.  My background has been over thirty-five years of experience in almost all fields of law enforcement.  From service with the Military Police, while in the Army, to various positions in the security officer field.  

I have spent time as a corrections officer and as a bail enforcement agent.  Myself and other law enforcement friends have discovered that there was no professional website on the net that gave you detailed career information about becoming a security officer, corrections officer or bail enforcement agent.  

There are a lot of sites selling non-related advertising or Google Adsence ads and a lot of basic information, but no true detailed information about how to pursue these careers.  The goal here is to give you as much information as possible so you can make an educated decision in which career to follow.

I can personally tell you that any of these fields are rewarding, offer excitement and a sense of accomplishment.  You will not get rich in any of these fields, but I can tell you a senior security officer in a supervisory position can earn upwards of $ 75,000 per year with the large security firms.

In addition, there are friends of mine that are senior bail enforcement agents and some have earned more than $ 100,000 a year. Correction officers can move into the position of prison wardens where the salary can exceed $ 90,000 a year.  We cannot guarantee that you advance to these high paying positions, but with desire and determination to learn, anything can happen.

All three of these careers are in high demand and will possibly continue in high demand for at least the next thirty years.  It does not matter how many new high-tech products are invented, when it comes to law enforcement, the human element is still going to be needed and thus people will be in high demand.

Last, but not least, is the position of police officer.  True, cities are facing budget problems and there are some that have cut back on hiring and have laid off a few officers, but this problem will not last forever.  The crime problem is not going to stop and where there is demand, there is always supply. Government will find money to fight crime; they always have and they always will.  Below, we have also included detailed information on how to become a private investigator and a skip tracer (which is different from being a bounty hunter).

State Requirements & Additional Law Enforcement Careers .


State Requirements To Become a Security Officer

Duties, responsibilities, qualifications, and free job search.

How To Become an Unarmed Security Officer

Duties, responsibilities, qualifications, jobs and state requirements.

How To Become an Armed Security Officer

Duties, responsibilities, qualifications, jobs
and state requirements

How To Become a Correctional Officer

Correctional Officer duties and responsibilities; along with state and federal requirements.

How To Become a Private Investigator

Includes state requirements.

How To Become a Bounty Hunter

Learn how to become a Fugitive Recovery Agent. Includes state requirements.

All of the law enforcement career information without a bunch of non-related advertising .

How To Become a Police Officer

Details to become a police officer.  A demanding career with great benefits.  Learn how to protect and serve.

Learn all the secrets on how to become a successful skip tracer.
Includes free skip tracer tools.


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 Correctional Officer
 Bounty Hunter
 Police Officer
Become a Security Guard
Police Officer Duties
Unarmed Qualifications
 Private Investigator
 Skip Tracer
Armed State Requirements
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