Career Opportunities in Law Enforcement, Security and Protective Services: A Comprehensive Guide to More Than 75 Exciting Careers in Law Enforcement, Security, and Protective Services

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Career Opportunities in Law Enforcement, Security, and Protective Services is an up-to-the-minute guide to over eighty job opportunities related to protective services, from state trooper, forensic pathologist, and DEA agent to computer investigation specialist, EMT, park ranger, and air traffic controller. Each career profile includes an overview of duties, salary ranges, employment prospects, and prerequisites.
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Jobs in the trade little resemble the shoot-em-up cop shows, says Echaore-McDavid; indeed careers are abundant, multifaceted, and well-paying in the country's fastest growing industry. She profiles 70 different jobs, such as DEA special agent, food inspector, store detective, forensic pathologist, and data security specialist. She has not provided an index. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
Career Opportunities News
. . .The content is well organized and the information descriptive and current. (March/April 2000)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780816039562
  • Publisher: Facts on File, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 11/28/1999
  • Series: Career Opportunities Series
  • Pages: 256
  • Age range: 14 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.39 (w) x 10.84 (h) x 0.68 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix
How to Use This Book xi
Introduction xiii
Police Work
Police Officer 2
Police Detective 5
Deputy Sheriff 7
State Trooper 9
Conservation Officer 11
Deputy U.S. Marshal 13
FBI Special Agent 15
DEA Special Agent 17
Border Patrol Agent 19
Secret Service Special Agent 21
Special Police Units
Bike Patrol Officer 24
K-9 Handler 26
Observer 28
Bomb Technician 30
SWAT Sniper 32
Crime Prevention Specialist 34
Forensic Investigations
Crime Scene Technician 38
Latent Print Examiner 40
Forensic Chemist 42
Trace Evidence Examiner 44
Firearms/Toolmarks Examiner 46
Questioned Document Examiner 48
Forensic Pathologist 50
Polygraph Examiner 52
Private Investigations
Private Investigator 56
Background Investigator 58
Arson Investigator 60
Insurance Claims Investigator 62
Legal Investigator 64
Financial Investigator 66
Store Detective 68
Personal Protection Specialist 70
Physical Security
Locksmith 74
Alarm Installer 77
Fire Protection Engineer 79
Security Guard 81
Security Supervisor 84
Security Manager 86
Computer Security
Data Security Specialist 90
Information Systems Security (Infosec) Specialist 92
Information Systems Security (Infosec) Manager 94
Computer Forensics Specialist 96
Quality Assurance Specialist 98
Bailiff 102
Correctional Officer (Sheriff's Department) 104
Probation Officer 107
Correctional Officer (State or Federal) 109
Parole Officer 112
Emergency Services
Public Safety Dispatcher 116
Firefighter 118
Emergency Medical Technician 121
Rescue Technician 123
Lifeguard 125
Compliance Inspections
Food Inspector 128
Agricultural Commodity Grader 130
Consumer Safety Inspector 132
Environmental Health Officer 134
Compliance Safety and Health Officer 137
Aviation Safety Inspector 139
Postal Inspector 141
Immigration Inspector 143
Customs Inspector 145
Park Ranger 147
Bank Examiner 149
Revenue Officer 151
Building and Construction Inspections
Plan Reviewer 154
Building Inspector 156
Mechanical Inspector 159
Electrical Inspector 161
Plumbing Inspector 163
Construction Inspector 165
Workplace Safety and Security
Industrial Hygienist 168
Safety Manager 170
Loss Control Representative 172
Security Consultant 174
Aviation Safety and Security
Air Traffic Controller 178
Aircraft Dispatcher 181
Airport Firefighter 183
Airport Police Officer 185
I Colleges and Universities 190
II Technical and Vocational Schools 197
III Professional Unions and Associations 201
IV Professional Certifications 206
V State Private Investigative Licensing Agencies 208
VI Professional Periodicals 212
VII Federal Agencies 215
VIII Bibliography 217
IX Internet Resources 220
X Glossary 228
Index 233
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