Career Opportunities in Law Enforcement, Security, and Protective Services / Edition 2

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Career Opportunities in Law Enforcement, Security, and Protective Services is the most comprehensive and up-to-date guide ever published to these challenging and rewarding fields. This second edition has been completely revised and updated for the 21st century.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780816060702
  • Publisher: Ferguson Imprint of Facts on File
  • Publication date: 10/28/2005
  • Series: Career Opportunities Series
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 288
  • Age range: 14 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.62 (w) x 11.30 (h) x 1.02 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii
How to Use This Book ix
Introduction xi
Police Work
Police Officer 2
Campus Police Officer 5
Police Detective 8
Police Chief (Municipal Police Department) 10
Deputy Sheriff 13
State Trooper 15
Conservation Officer 18
Deputy U.S. Marshal 20
FBI Special Agent 22
DEA Special Agent 24
Secret Service Special Agent 26
Border Patrol Agent 28
Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Officer 30
U.S. Coast Guard Boarding Team Personnel 33
EPA Special Agent (Criminal Investigation Division) 36
Postal Inspector 39
Special Police Units
Bike Patrol Officer 44
K9 Handler 46
Observer 48
Bomb Technician 50
SWAT Sniper 52
Crime Prevention Specialist 54
Parking Enforcement Officer 56
Forensic Investigations
Crime Scene Technician 60
Latent Print Examiner 63
Forensic Chemist 65
Trace Evidence Examiner 67
Firearms and Toolmark Examiner 69
Questioned Document Examiner 71
Forensic Pathologist 73
Polygraph Examiner 76
Private Investigations
Private Investigator 80
Background Investigator 83
Arson Investigator 85
Insurance Investigator 87
Legal Investigator 90
Financial Investigator 92
Store Detective 94
Personal Protection Specialist 96
Public Safety
Public Safety Dispatcher 100
Firefighter 102
Emergency Medical Technician 105
Rescue Technician 108
Park Ranger 110
Lifeguard 113
Physical Security
Locksmith 118
Alarm Installer 121
Fire Protection Engineer 123
Security Guard 126
Gaming Surveillance Officer 129
Security Supervisor 132
Security Manager 134
Aviation Safety and Security
Air Traffic Controller 138
Aircraft Dispatcher 141
Airport Firefighter 143
Airport Police Officer 146
Transportation Security Screener 149
Computer Security
Data Security Specialist 154
Information Systems Security (Infosec) Specialist 156
Information Systems Security (Infosec) Manager 158
Computer Forensics Specialist 161
Quality Assurance Specialist 163
Bailiff 166
Correctional Officer (Sheriff's Department) 169
Correctional Officer (State or Federal) 171
Probation Officer 173
Parole Officer 176
Compliance Inspections
Food Inspector 180
Agricultural Commodity Grader 182
Consumer Safety Inspector 184
Environmental Health Inspector 186
Compliance Safety and Health Officer 188
Aviation Safety Inspector 190
Bank Examiner 193
Revenue Officer 195
Building and Construction Inspections
Plan Reviewer 198
Building Inspector 201
Mechanical Inspector 204
Electrical Inspector 206
Plumbing Inspector 208
Construction Inspector 210
Workplace Safety and Security
Industrial Hygienist 214
Safety Training Specialist 216
Safety Manager 219
Loss Control Representative 221
Security Consultant 223
I Education and Training Resources 229
II Professional Certifications 233
III State Licensing Agencies for Private Investigators 237
IV Professional Unions and Associations 241
V Federal Agencies 249
VI Resources on the World Wide Web 251
Glossary 259
Bibliography 263
Index 269
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