PSOs that come from law enforcement or military usually have the demeanor that is needed to be successful. And while the requirements may be demanding, having that background usually fits in perfectly with the skills needed to be a successful.
Upper Marlboro, MD (PRWEB) October 24, 2012
On a new podcast found on the Protective Services Leadership Insights section of the Protective Services Training Academy (PSTA) web site, protective services and executive security career expert Amy Skyles said that the stereotype of the protective services professional- think “mall cop” – is no longer valid.
“Not just anybody can come in and be a PSO. Individuals must have a specific background, whether in military, law enforcement, or corrections. Because of all the recent terrorist events, we want individuals that we know without a doubt can protect whichever government agency that they’re working for,” Ms. Skyles said.
On the podcast and complementary blog entry, Ms. Skyles said, “PSOs that come from law enforcement or the military usually have the demeanor that is needed to be successful. And while the requirements may be demanding, having those types of background usually fits in perfectly with the skills needed to be a successful PSO in today’s environment.”
Ms. Skyles regularly posts her insights on career topics that affect military, law enforcement, and protective services officers and those considering a career switch. Her blog posts can be found here. Click here to listen to this podcast.
Amy Skyles is an industry expert on protective services careers. As the Director of Admissions at the Protective Services Training Academy just outside of Washington DC, she has worked with thousands of military veterans, law enforcement officers, and PSOs to help them learn about and understand career opportunities in protective services. She has counseled many military professionals looking for second careers once their military service has completed, including many veterans who have returned from service in Iraq and Afghanistan.