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Security Guards

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About 1.2 million security guards are employed in the United States. Security services is one of the largest employment fields in the United States. About 59 percent of all security guards are employed in the investigation and security industry, or contract security firms, in the United States. The remainder are in-house guards employed by various business and government establishments. Many law enforcement officers also work as security guards during their off hours, to supplement their income. They may work at construction sites and apartment complexes, where their presence can ward off crime.

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