Biography of Allan Pinkerton the private security industry
No study of the private security industry would be complete without mention of Allan Pinkerton and the Pinkerton Detective Agency. Pinkerton made many contributions both to private security and to national law enforcement, and the Pinkerton Detective Agency was the forerunner to modern private security and detective agencies.
Write a 500- to 700-word biography of Allan Pinkerton focusing on the overlap between private and public security in the career of Pinkerton and the development of the Pinkerton Detective Agency. Include the following:
- A history of Pinkerton’s career as a law enforcement official
- The major events involving the Pinkerton Detective Agency during Pinkerton’s lifetime
- The impact of the Agency’s innovations on law enforcement and the private security industry