Welcome to Cop to Corporate, Life After Law Enforcement. The goal of this site is to provide free, impactful advice to help law enforcement professionals plan for their transition to the private sector.
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Cop to Corporate: Interview with former FBI Supervisory Special Agent, Wendy Surikov
Cop to Corporate: From the FBI to Corporate Investigations - Interview with former FBI Supervisory Special Agent, Wendy Surikov Hear how Wendy Surikov went from a small city assistant prosecutor to working for the FBI in Washington, DC, and Cincinnati. Wendy talks about her passion for criminal investigations and firearms trainer. She also worked as a certified EEO Investigator and Acting Unit Cheif / Attorney Advisor for the FBI's Service Unit. Working in this unit prepared her for her life after law enforcement, where she landed her dream second career as an Attorney Investigator in the private sector. Wendy provides insights and advice for law enforcement professionals planning for their next careers.
Cop to Corporate: Corporate to Cop - Hear how Brittany Johnsen became a police officer
Cop to Corporate: Corporate to Cop - Hear how Brittany Johnsen became a police officer after starting in the private sector as a security officer. I interview Brittany Johnsen, who realized her lifelong dream of becoming a police officer. She had a rough childhood but didn't let adversity stop her from succeeding in public safety. She joined the Army Reserves while as a Jr. in high school. She worked as a security guard, operations center dispatcher, and an administrative assistant before being old enough to officially apply for the police department. She learned the power of "networking," coaching, and mentoring and took advice from former law enforcement professionals working in the private sector that helped prepare her for her police career. She just became a detective, with a long-term goal of becoming chief of police. Brittany's story will inspire new police recruits to pursue a career in law enforcement. www.edmondswa.gov/ www.coptocorporate.com
Cop to Corporate: Resumes & Corporate Job Application Advice
In this video, I want you to remember how difficult it was to get into your respective police departments or government law enforcement agencies. The private-sector job market and application process are just as challenging. If you want that great opportunity in the private sector, you need to do the hard work and customize every resume to match the job you are applying for. Don't attempt to "game the ATS" Applicant Tracking System. Just put in the due diligence and hard work - just as you did when you applied for law enforcement, and good things will happen.
Cop to Corporate: Visiting My Police Department After 20 Years
I recently made my 20th anniversary in the private sector, and I was feeling nostalgic and missing my days in the police department. I took a short trip down memory lane to the Redmond Police Department. I vividly recall over 28 years ago walking on the same path to the lobby for my police panel interview. I should have called the PD to let them know I was filming because shortly after my visit, some very friendly Redmond Police Officers checked up on me to see if I was ok ;-). I also provide some advice for mid-career law enforcement professionals preparing themselves for life after law enforcement.
Cop to Corporate: Law Enforcement Executive Interview: Carmen Best, Seattle Police Chief (ret.)
Carmen Best, Seattle Police Chief (ret.), tells her transition story from cop to corporate. After 30 years of public service, Carmen retired as Seattle's top cop! Hear how she planned for life after law enforcement and successfully transitioned to the private sector leveraging her network of mentors, sponsors, and allies.
Cop to Corporate: Industry Associations - Interview with ASIS International, CEO Peter J. O'Neil
I've been a member of ASIS International for over 20 years. For those of you in law enforcement who are not aware of ASIS International, it is akin to the IACP but for the corporate security industry. Through its 34,000 member network, training, and online resources, ASIS International has helped many former Law Enforcement professionals, including myself, successfully transition to the private sector. https://www.asisonline.org Founded in 1955, ASIS International is the world's largest membership organization for security management professionals. With hundreds of chapters across the globe, ASIS is recognized as the premier source for learning, board-certification, networking, standards, and research.
Cop to Corporate: From a small Pennsylvania Township police department to working in Silicon Valley!
Cop to Corporate: Big things come from small beginnings! From starting in a small Pennsylvania Township police department to building the first intelligence unit in the State's AG's Office, Avril Eklund now leads the global security team for a multi-billion dollar IT company in San Francisco. Hear Avril provide useful advice for transitioning Law Enforcement: -Resumes advice, what worked, what didn't _LinkedIn and the power of networking -How to approach hiring managers -Taking risks for the right opportunities _Being "intentional" about her career and pursuing the ideal job -Global remote working -Having a supportive family -Benchmarking with successful security leaders who were willing to share