Law enforcement officers, federal agents, and members of the U.S. Armed Services have unique and marketable skills that can translate well to careers in corporate security.

But these former public servants often face unique challenges that can inhibit them from thriving in corporate security. They must learn how to navigate a new culture, a different working environment, and unfamiliar standards for performance evaluation and promotion.

Fortunately, many peers have made the same transition and are willing to share what they have learned along the way.

The broadcast offers insights for professionals who plan to transition or who have entered the private sector and look to build their careers.

Discussion topics include:

  • Key differences between private sector and law enforcement culture
  • Skills & experience sought by hiring managers
  • Planning your transition to lay the foundation for thriving in corporate security
  • Advice on seeking promotions and improved compensation (“climbing the corporate ladder”)
  • Lessons learned from successes and challenges

Our Panelists:

Carlos Francisco, CPP, CST is a security executive with 23 years of progressive security experience in major corporations. Carlos is also the host of The Corporate Security Translator Podcast, where he helps military, law enforcement, firefighters, EMTs, Paramedics, and Federal agents transition to corporate security. He is also the author of a forthcoming book, So, You Want to Get into Corporate Security, available on June 30, 2021. He previously served as a Deputy Sheriff.

Brian K. Tuskan is a security executive with more than 20 years of experience in the private sector. He previously served as a police officer, SWAT team member, and detective. In 2014, Brian founded Cop to Corporate – Life After Law Enforcement. Cop to Corporate’s mission is to provide free insights, tips, and advice on thoughtfully planning for life after law enforcement and showcasing relevant experiences, competencies, and talents to the private sector.

Scot Walker is a licensed private investigator with years of Silicon Valley corporate security experience. He is active with ASIS and hosts a series, How to Transition from Law Enforcement to Corporate Security, where he interviews former officers and agents on all aspects of transitioning from the public to private sector.  Scot previously served as a federal law enforcement officer, specializing in diverse investigations.