Bodyguard and P.I. Training at Sexton Executive Security, Inc.

Training is definitely the theme at Sexton Executive Security over the next 5 weeks. We kick-off our training programs with our certified Private Investigator class from 9/20 – 9/26.

We often receive employment requests from people looking to work as private investigators. Who could blame them – the work is both exciting and rewarding at the same time. Where else could you legally follow someone around all day/night as they drove, shopped, ate, danced, etc., AND get well paid for it? The answer is; outside of Law Enforcement – nowhere.

Private Investigator training is a great background for future careers. In these tough economic times, many people are loooking for security and are seeking out public sector employment. If you do an online search and use phrases such as “investigator”, “inspector”, or “Inspector General”, you will see just how many positions are available with the Federal, State and local government.

Having private sector training from a certified training academy (SEXTON is certified by the Department of Criminal Justice Services)can not only qualify you for a current job opening, it can also translate into a higher pay grade and empower you with more responsibility and act as a “fast track’ for your career. One of our graduates from last year’s Las Vegas E.P. training class is a perfect example.

In some other States, you can work as an apprentice investigator until you get licensed, but in the Commmonwealth of Virginia, you must be a registered P.I. before you can conduct an investigation. This means that you must first attend training to become registered.

If you are serious about a career in the investigations field, then you should carefully consider where to attend training. Remember, not all schools are created equal and while some will go above and beyond to teach you everything you need for a solid foundation in the field, others will cut corners and concentrate on their profit from training you.

If you make your choice based on the fact that attending a particular school will save you a couple hundred dollars (we often hear this as a reason), then you are selling yourself short, way short. A couple hundred dollars is one day’s pay. Is your career (which could easily last 30 + years) not worth more than a day’s pay?

At SEXTON, our focus is on you, the student. Our mission statement is to provide a superior training experience, so that you are best prepared for the tasks ahead once you enter the field. As a way of demonstrating how important that is to us, we hire our own graduates to conduct investigations for our clients.

Is there any higher endorsement than to hire those you taught to provide services for your top clients? Even if you are not a resident of VA, you can still attend our highly acclaimed training (one graduate calls us; “The Harvard of P.I. schools!).

The Department of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS)is highly regarded throughout the U.S. and often seen as the premiere regulating body. Schools and courses certified by them are therefore widely accepted by employers and other authorities.

Do you have what it takes to be a Private Investigator?

Time is running out for those considering a career as a Private Investigator.
We have had more than 100 people looking to be trained as Private Investigators by Sexton Executive Security.

Those who have been accepted into the program come from throughout Virginia, Maryland, Washington D.C., New York and overseas. Like us, they realize that the field of security offers a level of job security that is next to impossible to find in today’s worsening economic times.

The worse times become, the more theft, embezzlement, employment fraud, workman’s compensation cases will surface. That in turn means more work and more money for trained P.I.s.

I am glad to report that women are finally seeing the great opportunity for them as private investigators. We (and many other companies) have need for Nothern Virginia investigators, Maryland investigators, D.C. investigators and even International investigators.

Unfortunately, if you are thinking of signing up for our last P.I. training course (certified by DCJS)of the year, you will have to settle for having your name placed on the “stand-by” list as the industrious applicants have taken all of the seats already.

It’s a case of “the early bird catches the worm”, or more realistically; “the early to regisiter receives first class training and receives the coveted “SEXTON” stamp of approval!

Ask not What We Can Do for You – Ask What YOU Can Do for You

Sexton Executive Security are preparing for their summer ’09 Private Investigation training class.

The one thing we have noticed,a common denominator of sorts, is the fact that a large number of would-be applicants for the training class are asking about a “guarantee” of future employment.

I have answered in excess of 125 e-mails and a few dozen phone calls this past 10 days – just as a first step and a high proportion of those writing and calling all want to know how soon they can be working after finishing the class.

I wish there was a way I could address everyone thinking about a career in security and reach them all at the same time. My answer would be; “There are no guarantees”. Is that strange?

I don’t think so. How many of you who went through 4 or 6 years of college and spent tens upon tens of thousands of dollars on college fees actually received a guarantee of a job upon graduation? Did the college arrange to have hiring companies standing by to sweep you off your yet unemployed feet?

The Security Profession makes for wonderful careers, but it’s like the rest of life -it is what you make of it. I have many colleagues who charge clients hundreds of dollars per hour for their service. Yes PER HOUR. It took them many years to build up to that level, but it is very attainable.

My motto is; “if you want it bad enough, you can make it happen”, but be prepared to put in a lot of sweat equity. You will not get there sitting at home waiting for the phone to ring.