With the amount of growth Houston has been experiencing, it is not unexpected that some negative areas would grow as well, like crime. It is thought that the Grand Parkway expansion is responsible for growing crime rates in West Houston, providing opportunities for new positions in criminal justice and security. With Texas’s unemployment rate below the national average at 5.1 percent, it is a great time to look into a new career in security if you’re interested.

Houstonian Maher Husseini, owner of Jaguar Security and Investigations, has been in this industry for many years now. He offers some advice to those who are interested in joining the ranks of criminal justice and security professionals.

What is your educational background?

“I have a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice, a master’s degree in criminal justice, an M.B.A. and I will soon complete my dissertation to complete my Ph.D in administration of justice.”

What does your current position entail?

“I own a company that provides private security, private investigations and alarms. We also offer classes to certify people as private security guards.”

Do you think your education has helped you get to where you are today?

“Absolutely. I am passionate about the field of security and keeping people and their businesses and assets safe. That is why I continued my education, to become an expert in my field. My business degree helped me know how to take the best approach in establishing my own business – Jaguar Security and Investigations.”

What advice do you have for others wanting to pursue a similar career?

“Study the field by taking classes to get certified to work in the field. In this line of business you learn in the class and on the job.”

Gillian Kruse is a freelance writer living in Houston. She graduated from Rice University with a great love for all performing and visual arts. She enjoys writing about arts and cultural events, especially little-known ones, to help Houstonians learn about what’s going on in their city. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.


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