When you see a private security guard standing at the door of a bank or walking around a mall, do you think of a profession with a long and noble history? You should. Private security actually precedes the founding fathers of the US by much more than a millennium. The Caesars of the Roman Empire were protected by private security in the first centuries of the Common Era. In the nineteenth century, Pinkerton private security prevented Abraham Lincoln from being assassinated just before he became one of the most famous of US presidents. Remember that fact the next time you see a Pinkerton security guard, many of whom can still be seen in business districts all around the US today.
You will learn about private security from its ancient origins to its modern-day application in a high tech, high-risk world. You will also learn about the various careers, responsibilities, and specialties that exist in private security. Do you think you have what it takes to be a covert security agent or an armed guard providing personal protection to high-value executives? In this course, you'll discover the many specialized roles found in private security and learn about the responsibilities of each. Private security is a part of all other industries because in all other industries, people have something or someone they want to protect. Private security protected the personal safety and private property of citizens, public officials, and companies long before the notion of government-sponsored security systems, such as the police, existed. In this course, you will learn how.
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