Many individuals and companies are working more diligently to ensure the safety of their family, friends, employees and co-workers. This often means taking additional steps such as using enhanced security systems and hiring private security firms.
In addition, many neighborhoods participate in community policing to ensure their homes are safe and secure. These extra measures often mean more job opportunities for individuals interested in careers in security and police sciences.
Stratford's Security and Police Science course was designed by professionals to provide a quality introduction to the field of private security. Topics include the examination of all aspects of corporate and retail security as well as basic self defense, loss prevention, legal liability and more.
According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the median annual salary for security guards is $25,840. The number of jobs is expected to increase by 5% through 2024.*
Salaries can vary depending on the place of employment, educational attainment, and the specific duties performed.
Introduction to Investigation and Law Enforcement Historical Perspective of Law Enforcement
The Criminal Justice System
Crime and its Investigation
The Crime Scene
Types of Evidence and Their Usefulness
Conducting the Interview
Principles of Interrogation
Private Security in the 21st Century Part 1 Historical Development Private Security: Past to Present
Professional Development of Private Security: Professional Training Groups
Private Security Employment Positions
Private Security Contrasted with the Police
Entry Level Business Techniques and Information
Private Security Guarding and Protection Skills
Advanced Business Security Issues
Report Writing as a Private Investigator
Loss Prevention, Gaming and Alarm Security Systems
Private Security in the 21st Century Part 2 Financial Security Issues
Corporate and White-Collar Crime
Current Private Security Threats: Issues and Information
Riots, Domestic Terrorism, and Maritime Security Issues
School Security Issues and Techniques
Technology Warfare, Biometric and Bugging Issues
Future Security Trends: Issues and Information
American Policing Part 1 Fundamentals of Policing
Historical Accounts of American Police
Broken Windows, Fear and Community Policing
Modern Policing, Quality of Life Issues and Privatization
Local Police and Federal Enforcement Agencies
Police Organizations, Management and Police Officers
Local Police Organizations
Police Management and Leadership
Hiring and Training Police Officers
American Policing Part 2 On the Job: Patrol and Patrol Units
The Role of Police Officers
Crime Scene Investigations
Proactive Strategies: Undercover Operations, Stings, Gangs and Drugs
Third Millennium Challenges
Police Subculture, Discretion and Wrongful Acts
Police Accountability and Civil Liberties
Police Officer Stress
This educational program is an introductory course designed to help students gain knowledge necessary for the vocational application of this subject. Completion of this program does not fulfill the legal requirements of particular state licenses or certifications, which may require additional training or apprenticeships.
We take great pride in providing you with the most up-to-date textbooks and equipment. One or more of the above-mentioned subjects may, therefore, change if updating becomes necessary during the course of your studies. The order in which the course material is presented may vary.
*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition