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Old 05-05-2013, 02:58 PM
 
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I posted before on the Forum, but now I am sure I want to move to Vegas. I have been a Police Officer for 24 years and I will be retiring before I move. I would like to get a job as a Security Supervisor or a sales job. I also have 8 years part time Car Sales experience. I am not going to move before I get a job. But Vegas is where I want to retire. I am still young 44 years old. Started in Law Enforcement when I was 20.

Any places I should be applying? Any info would be helpful.

Thanks
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Old 05-05-2013, 03:29 PM
 
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Most of the larger casinos take time to get in. Although they do hire out of state residents, most here will tell you mgmt prefers in state residents.
I dunno if you can walk in as a supervisor either in the hotel security world.
But with 24 years law enforcement who knows?
I would doubt it seeing as the larger casinos tend to promote from within.
You may just have to get your foot in the door and work your way up.
By the way...
My friend went to an interview for a security job @ the Wynn and there were 3 retired cops there applying for the same entry level on call position.
Plus a boatload of military.
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Old 05-05-2013, 04:03 PM
 
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I posted before on the Forum, but now I am sure I want to move to Vegas. I have been a Police Officer for 24 years and I will be retiring before I move. I would like to get a job as a Security Supervisor or a sales job. I also have 8 years part time Car Sales experience. I am not going to move before I get a job. But Vegas is where I want to retire. I am still young 44 years old. Started in Law Enforcement when I was 20.

Any places I should be applying? Any info would be helpful.

Thanks
I retired after 20 years and moved to Las Vegas last year. I am 42 and do not plan to work again. Sit back and enjoy your pension instead of working. Just my 2 cents. BTW the past year at home with my 2 young kids has been priceless and a nice change from working all different shifts and holidays.
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Old 05-05-2013, 05:06 PM
 
Location: Toledo, OH
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I was looking on the Casino's website a week or so ago and they are currently advertising for Security Officers.

Not sure if this link will work, but it is pretty easy to Navigate through and select Security:

Harrah’s Entertainment – Jobs & Careers

I would focus on the Companies website for jobs as well as using indeed.com, monster or any of those.
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Old 05-05-2013, 08:19 PM
 
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In Vegas, you might be able to get by on your pension while you look for a job. You might want to move out and do that. It might make you more appealing to potential employers.
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Old 05-05-2013, 08:31 PM
 
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There is always a plethora of open security positions in this town. Some part time, some full time, some armed, some unarmed. Lots of my coworkers(active military) work part time on the strip doing some type of casino, convention or condo security. For the past fours years, occasionally I will get approached about a gig or if I knew anyone that was interested.

Just check out indeed and Craigslist.


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Old 05-05-2013, 11:51 PM
 
Location: Tyler, TX
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Something you may not have considered (or may not be interested in) is working at a gun store. There are about a billion of them out here. Your LE experience would probably be helpful.
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Old 05-06-2013, 01:33 AM
 
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Most cops I knew could not hit the broadside of a barn. Our agency hit rate was about 20%
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Old 05-06-2013, 06:12 AM
 
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In Vegas, you might be able to get by on your pension while you look for a job. You might want to move out and do that. It might make you more appealing to potential employers.
Or it might show the OP he can get by on his pension alone, now that would be great
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Old 05-06-2013, 11:35 AM
 
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Even if one can retire, one may not want to not work. He may just end up bored and want something to do.

Also, he may only be able to marginally retire (ie just get by.) Having extra income may make his life much more comfortable.

Also there's another issue with retiring, especially in regard to retiring early (the OP being only 44.) That retirement income has to last a looonnnnggggg time. While I'm assuming he has a defined benefit pension, how good are it's inflation provisions? While maybe he can live on his pension now, will he be able to in 20 years? Also, a lot of municipal pensions are woefully underfunded. If his runs out of money, the work income will be absolutely necessary What will Social Security be like in 20 years (no one really knows)? If he gets a halfway decent job, he could probably bank either the pension funds or his salary, and maybe he even gets a matching 401K with the job. So he'll be set up very well, when he REALLY wants to retire.
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