Planning a vacation or trip can cause quite a bit of stress and for some of us, extreme anxiety. Packing, making arrangements for the care of a pet, airport lines, flying (or worse, flying with young children), jet lag, navigating a new or foreign place, are all things that can make the idea of travel less than exciting for some.
Many countries now have some form of terror alert system. The U.S. and U.K. are always raising and lowering them. Many wonder what this exactly means. Tragically, it doesn’t mean a thing. Terror-alert systems are deployed as a show of control over the threat of terrorism. The truth is, we have no control.
Get your own Arnold Schwarzenegger. Wondering how and where? Let me fill you in. There is a new website in town called Officerlist, which provides officers for all kinds of security needs. It’s a website for freelancing officers and those who want to hire them. And all this for free.
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Putting armed guards inside schools was a virtually unheard of concept just over a decade ago. Today, the need for beefed up security is a key part of school budgets large and small. Now a new law is aiming to give districts another resource — the ability to hire specially trained, retired police officers for security at public and private schools and on community college campuses.
Ballpark Estimate: $200 to over $900 per day plus expenses.
You may think that hiring a bodyguard is a privilege restricted for the very rich and very famous. But in fact, today a variety of people of different means and backgrounds are contracting with such trained professionals to receive personal protection from a wide range of potential dangers.
Bodyguards, the ultimate status symbol for celebrities, CEO’s and the uber wealthy, aren’t just for A-listers and the elite anymore. An army of off-duty and retired Law Enforcement Officers, working as freelancers, are now offering professional protection services starting at just $25 per hour.
There’s an unusual veil of secrecy around hiring professional security personnel. People talk in whispers, try to find “insiders” to the industry who can tell you who has the most experience, or which officer is really worth the big bucks. At OfficerList, we find that cloak-and-dagger approach a little stifling, so we’ve changed things up a bit.