Private Security Officers vs Public Law Enforcement

  1. Private security firms have more authority on private property than police.
  2. The police cannot stop anyone to ask if they live on property, what they are doing, etc.
  3. Off Duty Law Enforcement working a part time job...
  4. Legal ramifications of any issue on a part-time job.
  5. Off duty police are expensive.
  6. Private security operates in both the civil and criminal realm.
  7. Insurance Liability.
  8. The US Supreme Court has ruled – “it is not the duty of the police to protect the individual citizen…” Warren v. District of Columbia, 444 A.2d 1 (D.C. App. 1981).

This is an informational document intended to help you in making an informed, cost effective decision.

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