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Protective Services SpecialistsLaw, Public Safety, Corrections & Security
Protective services specialists in the military work both indoors and outdoors depending on their assignment. They may work outdoors while conducting investigations or patrolling facilities.
In the Military, protective services specialists perform, plan, coordinate, and execute protective service missions for personnel in high-risk and high-profile positions who are potential targets of terrorism. They are responsible for protective service tactics, anti-ambush operations, counter surveillance operations, evasive driving techniques, and physical security.
All enlisted service members complete basic military training, which includes time spent in a classroom and in the field, and covers tactical and survival skills, physical training, military life and customs, and weapons training. Protective services specialists in the Military will gain skills through classroom study and on-the-job experience. Job-specific training content may include:
- Military/civil laws and jurisdiction
- Investigation and evidence collection procedures and techniques
- Arrest and physical restraint techniques
- Self-defense and use of firearms
- Crime scene processing
- Interpersonal communications skills
- Search/restraint and custody/control procedures
- Crime prevention
- Ability to remain calm under pressure
- Interest in law enforcement and crime prevention
- Willingness to perform potentially dangerous work
- Listening and communication skills
Related Civilian Careers
- Security Guards