Why did you get into the security industry and why Paladin?
I originally intended to enter the security investigations field so I began searching for an apprenticeship to gain the 2,400 hours of work experience needed. I joined the team at UBC Hospital and, with healthcare security, I immediately felt that I had found a career where I could make a difference, with the added bonus of feeling a sense of accomplishment at the end of each day.
What interests you most about your job?
My role recently evolved from Client Service Manager to becoming a dedicated Healthcare Security Training Manager as part of the huge new Health Shared Services BC contract awarded to Paladin, so the fact that every day is different and I get to provide the best security training in the business is very gratifying, and tells me that I made the right decision staying with Paladin.
How do you see the industry evolving in the future?
As the industry continues to grow, I foresee the working relationships between private security and government agencies becoming stronger, especially when it comes to information sharing that was not the norm a few decades ago. Due to ever-changing demands, Best Managed security companies like Paladin will be increasingly used in a supportive role alongside policing agencies, to respond to large-scale incidents and emergencies.
What advice would you give anyone entering the security industry today?
If you like waking up to something different every day and exercising your brain by problem-solving different situations, then security is for you. We have mentored and coached countless successful individuals who had different aspirations - from policing to corrections to investigations - who have found a career with Paladin Security that they can enjoy in the long-term.
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