"What types of careers are available in the
security and enforcement industries?"
"Which one is the right fit for me?"
"I've been working in the industry for a while and
am ready to take my career further or make a pivot
but what are the options and how do I get there?"
The answers to these questions aren't always straightforward to find and it can be challenging to navigate the increasingly complex options in order to determine the best career path for each person.
How to plan your career:
Figure out where you are in your career
Figure out where you want to go: short term (1-2 years) and long term (5-10 years)
Then figure out what training, professional designations, years of experience or other requirements you need to get there. It may take many steps, so take each one at a time starting with the most relevant and accessible.
Use our Career Maps below to help you figure it out!
There are 7 main streams in the security, protection and law enforcement fields that we have specifically highlighted as these are the most common. These streams are strongly linked but at the same time are distinct disciplines. You can either advance along each stream, or jump over into another stream over the course of your career.
The following sections explain what each stream does and show career maps illustrating what different possible positions are available in each career stream and what professional designations, qualifications or advanced training is recommended to get there. The positions are general as there is such a wide variety of positions, titles and roles for each company, but they are specific enough to provide high level guidance. Please note that the training and designations listed here are not exhaustive.