Protects and polices railroad and transit property, employees, or passengers.
This career is part of the Law, Public Safety, Corrections and Security cluster Law Enforcement Services pathway.
A person in this career:
- Patrols railroad yards, cars, stations, or other facilities to protect company property or shipments and to maintain order.
- Examines credentials of unauthorized persons attempting to enter secured areas.
- Apprehends or removes trespassers or thieves from railroad property or coordinates with law enforcement agencies in apprehensions and removals.
- Prepares reports documenting investigation activities and results.
- Investigates or directs investigations of freight theft, suspicious damage or loss of passengers' valuables, or other crimes on railroad property.
- Directs security activities at derailments, fires, floods, or strikes involving railroad property.
- Directs or coordinates the daily activities or training of security staff.
- Interviews neighbors, associates, or former employers of job applicants to verify personal references or to obtain work history data.
- Records and verifies seal numbers from boxcars containing frequently pilfered items, such as cigarettes or liquor, to detect tampering.
- Plans or implements special safety or preventive programs, such as fire or accident prevention.