Rent-A-Cop Reboot

by Samuel Griffin
with Theresa Caldwell

Almost every time you leave home you pass one of them. You almost never notice them until one keeps you from doing something you want to do, or you need one. You may even dismiss them as somehow less than other professionals who actually have very similar duties, yet they keep showing up. They keep carrying out their essential duties without fanfare, applause, or big paychecks.

They are security guards. They usually work for private companies, and since the COVID-19 pandemic they have stepped up to serve in ways many they had never served before. They are taking temperatures and at times enforcing mask-wearing rules in addition to their more traditional role of maintaining order, and some have paid a high price for that.

In Rent-A-Cop Reboot, Samuel Griffin talks directly to people who are relatively new to the security profession. They have some level of formal training, but not the mentor who can help them make the types of decisions that can help shape a career. They have concerns about keeping themselves safe while doing the job, but no one who has been in their shoes to tell them stories about how they handled things. They want to think through the opportunities the security profession offers, but don’t have the time. In this book, Griffin is by their side, augmenting what they learned in their training.

Samuel Griffin also welcomes opportunities to talk about ways to keep your family, home, and business safer. He also talks about the challenges of life as an entrepreneur for almost 30 years.