Career development discoveries and advice as well as direction are the basis of this material. Law enforcement skills translate well to positions in the private sector such as private investigator, cybersecurity specialist, or firearms instructor. Transitioning from Law Enforcement to the Security Industry chapter is intended to provide an overview and encouragement for those transitioning from law enforcement into the security industry. Original article from AMUSecurityInfo, October 15, 2013, by Leischen Stelter. Sales Positions Police officers often underestimate their sales skills , but officers "sell" things that no one wants everyday, from handcuffs to court dates and traffic tickets. In government positions, the rules are relatively clear and the job well-defined (in fact, … What To Expect When Transitioning From Private to Public Sector. Many employees are in demand, and particularly those with law enforcement, intelligence, leadership and cybersecurity expertise. A Transition from Law Enforcement to the Private Sector Matthew F. Tormey V.P. Strategies for Transitioning from the Military or Law Enforcement into the Private Security Sector. Many candidates possess degrees in security management―some having spent their entire professional careers in private security. I quit. Today, more and more rookie and mid-career cops are reaching out for advice on leaving a career they… Compliance, Internal Audit, and Security Health Management Associates Agenda 1. The culture change from public to private sector is very real. Episode Description. A few years back only retired cops were looking for jobs in the private sector, mostly to augment their pensions. The Transition from Law Enforcement to the Private Sector 2. Alternatives for former officers are always available and you’ll find opportunities for you with the help of these 7 jobs for police officers in the private sector… Public professionals with government law enforcement, military, intelligence and leadership backgrounds are in constant demand in the private sector, … During the 59th annual ASIS International Seminar and Exhibits on September 24–27 in Chicago, a panel of professionals discussed their experience transitioning from the military and/or law enforcement … I’ve been blogging for a while on law enforcement transitions to the private sector (Cop to Corporate). Some major reasons for making the change from government to private sector include: better compensation, a change in work roles, flexibility and/or work and life balance, or a major life event. The Transition. There are unique emotional and psychological adjustments associated with transitioning from public sector to private. I wish I could say that it was a smooth, planned transition but I did the thing that is never ever recommended. The current climate in policing is definitely challenging. A number of years ago I left the private sector to work for local government. After retiring from the Orange County Sheriff Department as a Lieutenant and becoming a Licensed Private Investigator, Bill Hunt is often approached by those from federal, state and local law enforcement looking to make the same transition to the private sector as he did. Yolanda Smith March 22, 2017. This is an often overlooked consideration, and its impact is regularly underestimated by both employers and candidates. From Police to Security Professional: A Guide to a Successful Career Transition provides a roadmap to overcoming the inherent obstacles law enforcement professionals face in making the switch to the private. 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