So You Want to be a Cop?

There is a large group of individuals that see a job in the Security industry, as a stepping stone into a career in law enforcement.

There are a lot of similarities between the two and there is no question as to why this is the case.

Training for a career in law enforcement requires learning hard and fast skills in de-escalation tactics, use of force, knowing your limits as an individual and as a law enforcer, knowing the laws, weapons training, physical fitness, report writing, and effective communication to name a few.

These are all huge subjects that not only require training, but practice and improvement.

They all work hand in hand in ensuring that both yourself and those around you are kept safe and your job is done efficiently and effectively.

Here at Sentinel, we take pride in understanding these tasks and these lessons and instilling them in all of those that come through our door.

Our basic training is rigorous and inclusive of all of the above and more.

We take this work very seriously and we expect those that join our team to act accordingly.

We are happy to be a stepping stone for those looking to advance their careers because we know the ethic and determination involved will be an asset to us, and a valuable experience for whichever path they decide to take in life.

We are also vividly aware that if you cannot achieve these things within our organization, or do not show the willingness to try, learn, and achieve these traits – you will never get there in future and the path to your career in law enforcement will most likely be short and bumpy and not fruitful in the end.

Your actions in the early stages of your working life are a direct reflection of your work ethics and commitment. Failure to display these things do not speak well for your desire to grow and achieve a career in law enforcement.

You must have a keen willingness to learn and to grow. Both as an individual and as a team player.

You need to adapt.

You need to commit.

All of these tools and traits that we teach in training, you need to not only learn them, but encompass them and help to instil these things in your coworkers and those coming up the ranks.

We not only want you to strive for big and better things within our own company and in your career, we need you to act on these goals. Continuously work to achieve them and we will do our best to help guide you and work you to completion.

We’re happy and honoured to see our elite at some point in their career, let us know that they are moving into the policing field as we know that we had a hand in helping achieve these goals and that we can then look back and let our future team know that we had a hand in shaping yet another bright new recruit in law enforcement.

It helps to show proof that we are in it for your own goals just as much as we are our own.

And if you can’t exhibit the ethic, dedication, commitment with our team, you likely won’t achieve this anywhere else – especially in the law enforcement and policing field.

So we encourage those seeking a career in Law enforcement to reach out. We would be happy and honoured to work with you and help shape you to be the best you can be for not just Sentinel, but for yourself and your future self as well.





Guest Blogger Rayna Davies

Rayna Davies is a graduate and practitioner of Business Management.  She has developed an expertise in blogging, covering subjects like travel, world events and security.  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.  She presently assists Sentinel Security in Executive Protection workshops and guest blogging and also assists Gloprosec Preventative Services in Intelligence gathering and Business Administration.  Her passions include World travel, having visited every continent.