Find out what it takes to be a homeland security officer... Across North America, homeland security officers protect us all, in a variety of ways, through various agencies: •Uniformed police officers; •Sheriffs and deputy sheriffs; •State troopers; •Police detectives; •Drug Enforcement Agency agents; •Marshals and deputy marshals; •Immigration and naturalization agents and inspectors; •Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms agents; •Customs agents and inspectors; •Royal Service Agents; and •Coast Guard Officers. Employers in this field look for candidates with education, experience...and character. These officers have the opportunity to serve their communities with courage, fairness, diligence, and integrity. The job is challenging—but with the core qualities of a good character, homeland security officers make a difference in the world. Homeland Security Officer will tell you how.