As the world continues on its path to dealing with staffing shortfalls and a lack of adequate staff – we continuously find ourselves looking at a revolving door as people come in and out of the security industry.
Historically and to this day, we tend to open our doors mainly to those interested in a career in law enforcement.
We work with police recruiters and model a lot of our business practices and training to help those who are interested in a career in policing.
By establishing a police geared foundation, we’re hopefully assisting in making the career jump from security to police a little more streamlined.
We set our standards and guidelines to best reflect what you may sometimes expect in law enforcement to make for an easier transition.
By setting expectations early on, you can get a good taste for what that career path could potentially look like without fully committing to a service.
We work with our employees from day one on training and development to not only set you up for a successful security career, but also build those foundational markers while gaining experience and making contacts to better assist you further down the road.
While we as much as any employer hate to see our staff move on, we are certainly proud of all of those we have helped to successfully transition across the blue line.
We see it as an opportunity to build stronger partnerships with all police services, especially the ones we may come across in our day to day lives.
Security and Police often need to work together and by having stronger and better relationships with those we may need to work with, we make everyones jobs easier.
On the flip side, we have had people join our team with the intent to use us as a stepping stone to gain experience before they apply to a police service.
After working with us for sometime and getting a taste of life as a security guard in either a health care or an event setting, working different options in terms of shift times. Then realizing some of the sacrifices that need to be made in order to get a badge – as well as some of the rewards. After some time, there are some that realize that this isn’t the career path they actually had in mind and either take the well earned experience and apply it to a different path, or stay in security – content with all of the options this career can offer.
Either way, an opportunity to work in security can offer a wealth of experience that a lot of other jobs may not be able to offer.
By becoming a Sentinel, you’re gaining experience in security, building expectations for a life in policing should you choose, establishing strong core customer service skills, learning to better write reports and see the admin and technical side of security. Should you wish to grow, there are opportunities to be coached as well as coach others that follow in your footsteps.
You can work your way up into a supervisory position and join a division in our company that promotes growth in new comers, works on training from both a technical, mental, and physical aspect.
There are management positions that open up, and occasionally you could find yourself moving into the office side of Security, assisting with the day to day operations of the company.
Becoming a Sentinel means that training to be a security guard is only the first step.
The plethora of accomplishments and achievements that follow are there for the taking if you’re willing to put in the time and the effort.
We are a company – a family – that looks to build our team up, coach on improvements, and motivate others to go further and farther than ever before.
If you are looking for an opportunity to learn, grow, and succeed, we encourage you to speak up and reach out.
Guest Blogger Rayna Davies
Rayna is the Office Manager at Sentinel Security, as well as the main blog contributor.
With foundations firmly routed in Business administration, Customer Service, and Management, she brings years of experience to her roles both within the Sentinel office, and the blog.
Having grown up with a father who has developed an expertise in Physical Security and Executive Protection in the RCMP and two major corporations, she has personally observed and experienced many security details. These experiences have included personally meeting HM Queen Elizabeth, Prime Minister Jean Chretien and many celebrities.
Her passions include spending time with her husband and two young children, world travel, reading, writing, and pushing herself to always look for the silver lining.