"Scarecrow Cops" - Dick J. Reavis - Texas Monthly

"Scarecrow Cops" - Dick J. Reavis - Texas Monthly

Sometimes the only difference between an ex-con and a security guard is a uniform.

by: Dick J. Reavis | publication date: May 1, 1982 | Publication: Texas Monthly |

". . .Early in February I went to Houston to test hiring and training practices in the private security industry, by applying for security guard jobs under paper-thin pretenses. My objective was simple: to get employment offers from companies across the industry. Over the course of three weeks I applied for work at eleven companies, always telling the sort of lies that a felon might tell. . ."

Dick Reavis went undercover as a felon to try to get hired in the security industry.

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