The types of companies that generally look to hire former police officers include private security companies and secure freight transport companies. Private security companies in particular look to recruit mostly from active and retired law enforcement officers as well as police academy graduates with prior training.
Former law enforcement officers can also be employed as escort drivers in the freight security industry. An escort driver's main task is to keep the cargo that is being transported under constant surveillance on behalf of their clients. Other industries that commonly see former police officers enter is the private investigation field, though a large portion of new agencies tend to fail within a short period of time due to a lack of prior experience.