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    I am actively looking for some off duty work to help with some bills. I have extensive experience in investigations (local and international), training, Homeland Security and tactical ops. Also have experience in law enforcement retail being a distributor of law enforcement equipment and weapons. Anyone have any recommendations as for national or international companies that might be looking for currently employed LEO's? Specifically looking at established companies and not some fly by night operation.
    Last edited by DubyaB; 02-12-2013, 10:06 AM.
    Matthew 5:9 "Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be known as the children of God."

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    You could become a consultant for people who want to enter the career field of law enforcement. You'd be self employed and could charge by the hour.

    Pros: Set your own hours, choose your own clients.

    Cons: Money is guaranteed, have to drum up your own business.

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    • #3
      Correction: Money is not guaranteed.

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      • #4
        Since I have no clue as to where you are it would be virtually impossible for me to offer up any company specific advice. Have you cracked the phonebook or searched the interweb for security, private investigation and similar companies? Only you know the reputation of local firms so it is incumbent upon you to do your homework. Heck, even Craigslist is a potential source for job leads:

        http://washingtondc.craigslist.org/s...ard&catAbb=jjj

        http://www.craigslist.org/about/best...802444273.html


        That said I assume such moonlighting is acceptable in terms of your employer and where you are licensed…I say this because a great many states prohibit licensed police officers from working as PIs.
        Originally posted by SSD
        It has long been the tradition on this forum and as well as professionally not to second guess or Monday morning QB the officer's who were actually on-scene and had to make the decision. That being said, I don't think that your discussion will go very far on this board.
        Originally posted by Iowa #1603
        And now you are arguing about not arguing..................

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        • #5
          Yeah, I should have been more specific. Im looking for companies outside my area that hire current/retired law enf. for protection, security, consulting. etc. Without going into ad nauseum detail, I have experience in enough areas where I could make myself a viable candidate for a broad array of companies. Can't do the PI thing where I am from. Big no no for currently employed LEO's. Mainly looking for word of mouth recommendations on good ones to look into. Don't want to get hooked up with some shady outfit.
          Matthew 5:9 "Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be known as the children of God."

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          • #6
            Hi DubyaB,

            When I was still on the job I took a very similar "off-duty" career path as an investigator, executive protection agent and security consultant. What I recommend to folks is to avoid investigations and focus on executive protection, supply chain security and special event security (company shareholder meetings, new product launches & hostile terminations, etc). The beauty of providing these types of services is that you have the skill set the major contract security companies need to hire on a part-time basis. (There are tons of private investigators looking for work who provide that service full-time and you can run into some long term hassles you'll want to avoid).

            If you haven't already I would refresh your resume (two pages max) highlighting your training in the desired areas you'd like to pursue. I would also include in your intro/summary of qualifications a "history of good judgement" as a commissioned law enforcement officer. A not so small thing that all of these companies are looking for in off-duty candidates.

            I would reach out to the following companies who I personally know hire off-duty officers for these types of services:

            SIS (Security Industry Specialists)

            MSA Security

            AlliedBarton Security

            Securitas

            Andrews International

            Good luck-I hope this helps!

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            • #7
              Originally posted by DubyaB View Post
              Yeah, I should have been more specific. Im looking for companies outside my area that hire current/retired law enf. for protection, security, consulting. etc. Without going into ad nauseum detail, I have experience in enough areas where I could make myself a viable candidate for a broad array of companies. Can't do the PI thing where I am from. Big no no for currently employed LEO's. Mainly looking for word of mouth recommendations on good ones to look into. Don't want to get hooked up with some shady outfit.
              Are you looking for get out of LE? If not, then if you cannot do PI work as secondary, how would doing any other work be allowed?

              Unless I am misreading things? If so, just leave LE altogether if you need to pay bills and work for the oil companies overseas. They make bank.
              "An excuse is worse and more terrible than a lie, for an excuse is a lie guarded."

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              • #8
                you really need to give a state for this to really be beneficial..

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                • #9
                  Try www.sidegig.com. It's mainly geared for NYPD, but they have "gigs" all over.
                  They Don’t Think It Be Like It Is, But It Do.

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                  • #10
                    Bear in mind that the market is flooded with a host of “formers”. Be they former cops, special forces, combat vets, war zone contractors and so on. You will need to be a notch above the rest and be willing to take the menial/low paying gigs as you move up the food chain. The days of retired cops landing a high paying corporate gig based solely on having been a cop for 20 years are long gone. You are competing with a venerable cast of characters who often times come to the table with well rounded backgrounds in close protection in some high threat environments.

                    There are countless job boards that purport to link you with firms that are hiring. Buyer beware with some of them as they are sometimes nothing more than money pits that just drain the checkbook while fleecing folks searching for jobs. Again, the days of 100k on the first day jobs are long gone; more so with the previously mentioned market flood.

                    Also bear in mind that the real money in security is not in the doing but the selling. While some managers do earn a respectable income, it is the guys who are writing and renewing contracts that are the top earners. I would look as the various certification programs via ASIS. CPP is one that is often noted as a requirement on corporate announcements. Not only do you have a recognized credential, you have the opportunity to network.

                    Start searching the various corporations (Disney, Time, Microsoft and so on) for employment opportunities. Aside from the big few security providers, smaller shops tend to come and go at the drop of a hat. If I were to recommend any course of action it would be to look at businesses and not security providers.
                    Originally posted by SSD
                    It has long been the tradition on this forum and as well as professionally not to second guess or Monday morning QB the officer's who were actually on-scene and had to make the decision. That being said, I don't think that your discussion will go very far on this board.
                    Originally posted by Iowa #1603
                    And now you are arguing about not arguing..................

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