Megan recommends the following next steps:
I really like how you asked about the "tools" of the job. For your area of interest under the "protective services" industry, such as security guards, probation officers, and police offices to name a few.
Your goal is to figure out in what capacity do you want to protect and serve. All aspects of life need protection.
When I think about kids in school (elementary, middle, high school or college), I think safety officers.
When I think about people in prison, I think violators (mild offenses to severe) and corrections officers. When they get out of prison, I think probation officers. What about celebrities, they need security and protection too.
Kevin, keep thinking of different scenarios and image the best situation for you. Get yourself in a position of preparedness with the appropriate tools that will help you be your best to protect and serve.
LaTonya recommends the following next steps: