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SOS Security Acquires California-based First Security Services

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SOS Security, the nation’s fourth largest provider of security personnel, has acquired First Security Services of San Jose, California. First Security Services provides security solutions for industrial complexes, businesses, school districts, governments and healthcare facilities. Based in Silicon Valley, the company has seven offices and a team of 1,900 employees serving counties from Mendocino to […]

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How Becoming a Security Guard Can Help You Begin a New Career

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General Overview In becoming a security guard, despite any preconceived notions that you may have, you’ll gain access to a new and promising career that can be extremely beneficial to you. There are many benefits that you’ll experience if you choose to become a security guard within your own professional life. Some of the main […]

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How Much Do Security Guards Earn?

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General Overview The amount of pay that security guards earn widely varies, as there are many different types of security guard positions. In addition, things such as whether the guard is an armed security officer or not also factors into it.     While it can be harder to determine what a security guard makes […]

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What Does a Gaming Surveillance Officer Do?

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General Overview There are many different types of security guard positions, but one position that isn’t as well known by name is that of a gaming surveillance officer. But if you’ve ever been to Las Vegas or a casino, you’ve certainly seen them in action. What Exactly is a Gaming Surveillance Officer? A gaming surveillance […]

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The Growth & Development of the Private Security Industry

The private security industry has been booming since 2010 and is only expected to continue on that path through 2020. Specific occupations within security, like private detectives, investigators and security guards, are all expected to see growth of around 20 percent through the end of the decade, far outpacing the average for all other jobs. […]

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Private security guards to supplement police patrols in downtown Santa Cruz

Article taken from santacruzsentinel.com.   SANTA CRUZ — Downtown visitors will see more uniformed officers patrolling Pacific Avenue this month, but the new faces will not be police.   A pilot program that puts private security guards downtown during the morning and early afternoon launches Saturday. The aim is to provide an increased police presence […]

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Downtown Santa Cruz Gets New Layer Of Security

Security has been beefed up in downtown Santa Cruz with a new pilot program using First Alarm/First Security Services private security guards.  

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