Krist Gukasyan is the president of the Sacramento firm Security Tech Protective Services whose tag line is “Security You Can Count On.” Gukasyan received his security training at the age of 18 from the Private Security Institute in Los Angeles and is now licensed as a private patrol operator with Bureau Of Security and Investigative Services State of California.

(Photo Courtesy of Krist Gukasyan)

(Photo Courtesy of Krist Gukasyan)

Gukasyan’s focus as he puts it is “to keep current and future clients and the community of Sacramento safe!”

How has your education helped you deal with a specific instance in which you had to carry out one of the hardest things you have had to do as a security professional?

“When I was a kid, I did have my share of getting into some minor trouble. However, in growing up and attending school I began watching the TV show ‘Cops.’ I became more educated and began working as a security guard at different companies. Eventually I got myself out of the streets and into better education to where I now stand and own my own company today with 18 employees!”

How has your education been of benefit to you in your career? 

“Now rather than get into trouble first, I have learned to ask law enforcement officers for advice, first either at school or in public.”

“I never thought I could accomplish what I have accomplished today. As an owner of Security Tech Protective Services, I keep myself going by taking risks, and have promised myself to never give up and to take the chance! If you don’t try, you won’t achieve your goals. Just like  the lottery, you don’t play, you don’t win! As of today I have more success and will keep on going!”

What is some advice you can offer others looking to go into the field of security?

“Becoming a security guard is never hard; there is no such thing as ‘I can’t do it,’ or ‘I must have the best experience.’ If you can communicate your knowledge in public, then you can become a hero for your community!”

Karen Hansen M.S. Earth Sciences, has been an educator and consultant who is currently an analyst regarding land and other public information records. She lives and works in Sacramento, CA. She has been writing about earth and the environmental sciences for since May of 2010. Find her work in several sections of the publication. You can find her work at SF Solar Energy Examiner, SF Environmental News Examiner and Environmental News Examiner 

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