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Jobs That Matter by Heather Krasna

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CHAPTER 8

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KEEPING PEOPLE SAFE

“There is no security on this earth; there is only opportunity.”

—General Douglas MacArthur

Keeping individuals safe from criminals, disasters, emergencies, and terrorists; enforcing laws and ensuring that the rights of the accused are maintained; and protecting the nation through international security and national defense efforts are all essential aspects of public service. Law enforcement, national security, and defense are provided by government, while disaster relief and legal defense are provided by both government and nonprofits. If you are concerned with protecting people or your country, these careers will ...

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