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Interested in a career in private security? With Dempsey's timely book, you'll gain real-world insight into today's field. Dempsey explains the role of private security in the context of a society highly aware of criminal activity and terrorism, and also addresses your practical concerns ï'"How do I get a job?" "What kinds of jobs are available to me, and what responsibilities will I have?" "What skills do I need?" As you read, you'll also learn about the ethics and professionalism expected of you, and the vital role that you'll play in partnering with public law enforcement in the solution to your community's problems.
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John S. Dempsey was a member of the New York City Police Department (NYPD) for 24 years. He served in the ranks of police officer, detective, sergeant, lieutenant, and captain. His primary assignments were patrol and investigations. He received seven citations from the Department for meritorious and excellent police duty. After retiring from the NYPD, Professor Dempsey served on the faculty of Suffolk County Community College, where he won the college's prestigious "Who Made a Difference Award" for his teaching and work with students, until 2003. Currently, Professor Dempsey serves at the State University of New York ¿ Empire College, where he teaches criminal justice and public administration courses and mentors ranking members of law enforcement and criminal justice agencies. He is also the author of INTRODUCTION TO POLICING, Fourth Edition (Wadsworth, 2008) and is married with four children and four grandchildren.
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