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It describes some current suicide counter-measures and details the size of the challenge which the rail industry faces. This paper explains how IP network video can support existing measures in order to provide an effective overall suicide prevention solution. This paper does not attempt to find broader resolution to the questions around suicide and refrains from exploring the personal and tragic circumstances surrounding many of the individuals who find themselves attempting or committing this act.

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8.57/hour

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18/04/2017 (16:34)

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Security OfficerRetail Lewisham, SE13 8.57 per hour

Cordant Security are currently looking for a Retail Security Officer to be based in the Lewisham area (SE13). Interested candidates must have a valid frontline SIA licences/SIA training certificates. Responsibilities of the Retail Security Officer:

* Ensure the safety and security of staff and customers within working environment
* Act as a visual deterrent
* Liaising with police and other emergency services
* Report writing
* Internal/external patrols
* Any other associated security tasks as required Requirements of the Retail Security Officer: * Fully comprehensive 5 year

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Edgware (13 miles)

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04/05/2017 (08:22)

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Security OfficerRetail (Colindale)

Colindale, NW9 8.00 per hour Cordant Security are currently looking for a part time Retail Security Officer to be based in the Colindale area (NW9). Interested candidates must have a valid frontline SIA licence/SIA training certificates. Responsibilities of the Retail Security Officer: * Ensure the safety and security of staff and customers within working environment
* Act as a visual deterrent
* Liaising with police and other emergency services
* Report writing
* Internal/external patrols
* Any other associated security tasks as required

Requirements of the Retail Security Officer: * Fully

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City of London (6 miles)

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04/05/2017 (08:43)

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Security OfficerRetail (Central London) Central London, EC2M

7.50 per hour Cordant Security are currently looking for a Retail Security Officer to be based in the Central London area (EC2M). Interested candidates must have a valid frontline SIA licence/SIA training certificates. Responsibilities of the Retail Security Officer: * Ensure the safety and security of staff and customers within working environment
* Act as a visual deterrent
* Liaising with police and other emergency services
* Report writing
* Internal/external patrols
* Any other associated security tasks as required Requirements of the Retail Security Officer

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7.50/hour

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North London (12 miles)

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04/05/2017 (08:11)

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Security OfficerRetail (North London)

North London, N22 7.50 per hour Cordant Security are currently looking for a Retail Security Officer to be based in the North London area (N22).

Interested candidates must have a valid frontline SIA licence/SIA training certificates. Responsibilities of the Retail Security Officer: * Ensure the safety and security of staff and customers within working environment
* Act as a visual deterrent
* Liaising with police and other emergency services
* Report writing
* Internal/external patrols
* Any other associated security tasks as required

Requirements of the Retail Security Officer: * Fully

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7.50/hour

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South West London (3 miles)

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04/05/2017 (09:01)

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Security OfficerRetail PART TIME (Clapham) Clapham, SW4

7.50 per hour Cordant Security are currently looking for a part time Retail Security Officer to be based in the Clapham area (SW4). Interested candidates must have a valid frontline SIA licence/SIA training certificates. Responsibilities of the Retail Security Officer: * Ensure the safety and security of staff and customers within working environment
* Act as a visual deterrent
* Liaising with police and other emergency services
* Report writing
* Internal/external patrols
* Any other associated security tasks as required Requirements of the Retail Security Officer:

* Fully

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7.50/hour

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Croydon (2 miles)

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04/05/2017 (08:58)

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Part Time

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Security OfficerRetail PART TIME (Croydon) Croydon, CR0 7.50 per hour

Cordant Security are currently looking for a part time Retail Security Officer to be based in the Croydon area (CR0). Interested candidates must have a valid frontline SIA licence/SIA training certificates. Responsibilities of the Retail Security Officer:

* Ensure the safety and security of staff and customers within working environment
* Act as a visual deterrent
* Liaising with police and other emergency services
* Report writing
* Internal/external patrols
* Any other associated security tasks as required Requirements of the Retail Security Officer: * Fully

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7.50/hour

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West End (7 miles)

Posted

04/05/2017 (08:36)

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Part Time

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Security OfficerRetail (Paddington) PART TIME

Paddington, W2 7.50 per hour Cordant Security are currently looking for a part time Retail Security Officer to be based in the Paddington area (W2). Interested candidates must have a valid frontline SIA licence/SIA training certificates. Responsibilities of the Retail Security Officer: * Ensure the safety and security of staff and customers within working environment
* Act as a visual deterrent
* Liaising with police and other emergency services
* Report writing
* Internal/external patrols
* Any other associated security tasks as required

Requirements of the Retail Security Officer

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8.00/hour

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Erith (12 miles)

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19/04/2017 (08:45)

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Part Time

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Security OfficerRetail PART TIME (Erith) Erith, Kent (DA8) 8.00 per hour

Cordant Security are currently looking for a Retail Security Officer to be based in the Erith area (DA8). Interested candidates must have a valid frontline SIA licence/SIA training certificates. Responsibilities of the Retail Security Officer:

* Ensure the safety and security of staff and customers within working environment
* Act as a visual deterrent
* Liaising with police and other emergency services
* Report writing
* Internal/external patrols
* Any other associated security tasks as required Requirements of the Retail Security Officer: * Fully comprehensive

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7.50/hour

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South West London (3 miles)

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12/05/2017 (08:37)

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Security OfficerRetail Support (South London)

South London (SW9) and surrounding. 7.50 per hour Cordant Security are currently looking for a Retail Security Support Officer to be based in the South London (SW9) and surrounding area.

You will be asked to cover multiple sites across our prestigious client base. Interested candidates must have a valid frontline SIA licences/SIA training certificates. Responsibilities of the Retail Security Officer:

* Ensure the safety and security of staff and customers within working environment
* Act as a visual deterrent
* Liaising with police and other emergency services
* Report writing
* Internal

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7.50/hour

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North London (12 miles)

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04/05/2017 (08:09)

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Security OfficerRetail Support (North London) North London (N22) and surrounding. 7.50 per hour

Cordant Security are currently looking for a Retail Security Support Officer to be based in the North London (N22) and surrounding area. You will be asked to cover multiple sites across our prestigious client base. Interested candidates must have a valid frontline SIA licences/SIA training certificates. Responsibilities of the Retail Security Officer: * Ensure the safety and security of staff and customers within working environment
* Act as a visual deterrent
* Liaising with police and other emergency services
* Report writing
* Internal

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7.50/hour

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City of London (11 miles)

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04/05/2017 (08:08)

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Security OfficerRetail Support (East London) East London (E17) and surrounding.

7.50 per hour Cordant Security are currently looking for a Retail Security Support Officer to be based in the East London (E17) and surrounding area. You will be asked to cover multiple sites across our prestigious client base. Interested candidates must have a valid frontline SIA licences/SIA training certificates. Responsibilities of the Retail Security Officer: * Ensure the safety and security of staff and customers within working environment
* Act as a visual deterrent
* Liaising with police and other emergency services
* Report writing
* Internal

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8/hour

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West End (7 miles)

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25/04/2017 (16:28)

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Security Officer – Elite Retail Support (Central London)

Central London 8.00 per hour Cordant Security are currently looking for professional security officers to join our prestigious retail contracts in and around Central London.

Interested candidates must have a valid frontline SIA licences/SIA training certificates. Responsibilities of the Retail Security Officer: * Ensure the safety and security of staff and customers within working environment
* Act as a visual deterrent
* Liaising with police and other emergency services
* Report writing
* Internal/external patrols
* Promoting loss prevention
* Any other associated security

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7.50 – 12.55/hour

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City of London, Greater London (6 miles)

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12/05/2017 (14:27)

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We currently have various security roles in and around London. We are look for Retail and Corporate Security and Front of House officers to join various sites. At VSG we supply Security Services to a variety of blue chip clients. We are accredited to the highest standards of security, delivering performance along with general business standards. We provide services for Manned Guarding, Security Systems, Mobile Security, Secure Event Solutions and Soft Services to all of our clients. With a security role at VSG your main duty is to ensure the safety and security of the client, their employees and visitors and their premises and property. Duties

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23,000 – 24,000/annum

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London

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02/05/2017 (18:17)

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Retail Loss Prevention Officer
Salary: 23k – 24K
Hours: Days only (5 days from 7)
Location: Central London

Do you have a high-level of customer service? We are seeking a customer focused Retail Loss Prevention Officers to join a leading retailer in Central London. This is a permanent role and offers opportunity for long term career progression.

Applicants should have strong customer service skills and ideally have retail security experience. Your duties will include: Providing a customer focused security presence
Ensuring a safe and secure environment for staff and visitors
Meeting and greeting customers
Patrols of the store
Conducting

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23,000 – 24,000/annum

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London

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07/05/2017 (13:06)

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Retail Loss Prevention Officer
Salary: 23k – 24K
Hours: Days only (5 days from 7)
Location: Central London

Do you have a high-level of customer service? We are seeking a customer focused Retail Loss Prevention Officers to join a leading retailer in Central London. This is a permanent role and offers opportunity for long term career progression. Applicants should have strong customer service skills and ideally have retail security experience. Your duties will include: Providing a customer focused security presence
Ensuring a safe and secure environment for staff and visitors
Meeting and greeting customers
Patrols of the store
Conducting

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10/hour

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25/04/2017 (14:56)

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Female Corporate Security Officer
Rate: 10 per hour
Location: Croydon
Hours: Monday to Friday: 9am – 5pm

Are you SIA licensed? Do you have a high level of customer focus? Working at a corporate multi-tenanted office in Croydon your role will include front of house, meeting and greeting visitors, issuing passes and managing access control to the site. Applicants should meet the following criteria: SIA Licensed
Excellent communication skills Duties will include:

Meeting and greeting customers
Front of house reception work
Providing a high level of customer service
Internal patrols
Monitoring CCTV
Key holding
Issuing passes to visitors

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10/hour

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Croydon (2 miles)

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14/05/2017 (10:20)

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Female Corporate Security Officer
Rate: 10 per hour
Location: Croydon
Hours: Monday to Friday: 9am – 5pm Are you SIA licensed? Do you have a high level of customer focus?

Working at a corporate multi-tenanted office in Croydon your role will include front of house, meeting and greeting visitors, issuing passes and managing access control to the site. Applicants should meet the following criteria: SIA Licensed
Excellent communication skills

Duties will include: Meeting and greeting customers
Front of house reception work
Providing a high level of customer service
Internal patrols
Monitoring CCTV
Key holding
Issuing passes to visitors
Escorting

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10/annum

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Croydon, Greater London (2 miles)

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21/04/2017 (17:18)

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Corporate Security Officer
Rate: 10.00 per hour
Location: Croydon
Hours:
Wk 1: Monday-Friday 07.00-14.30 37.5 hours per week
Wk 2 Monday-Friday 14.00-21.30 37.5 hours per week Are you SIA licensed? Do you have a high level of customer focus? Working at a corporate multi-tenanted office in Croydon your role will include front of house, meeting and greeting visitors, issuing passes and managing access control to the site. Applicants should meet the following criteria:

SIA Licensed
Excellent communication skills Duties will include: Meeting and greeting customers
Front of house reception work
Providing a high level of customer service

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8.88/hour

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Redhill (12 miles)

Posted

23/04/2017 (11:07)

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Corporate Security Officer – Redhill
Rate of Pay: 8.88 per hour + Overtime
Hours: 3 days, 3 Nights 3 off
Location: Redhill

Are you SIA licensed? Do you want to work at a corporate site in Redhill? The role will mainly involve undertaking control room duties in a corporate environment. Applicants should meet the following criteria: SIA Licensed
Excellent communication skills Duties will include:

Meeting and greeting customers
High level of customer service
Conducting investigations
Monitoring CCTV
Key holding
Retail loss prevention
Security patrols
Staff searches Established as a Security Recruitment specialist

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8.88/hour

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Redhill (12 miles)

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01/05/2017 (11:31)

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Corporate Security Officer – Redhill
Rate of Pay: 8.88 per hour + Overtime
Hours: 3 days, 3 Nights 3 off
Location: Redhill Are you SIA licensed?

Do you want to work at a corporate site in Redhill? The role will mainly involve undertaking control room duties in a corporate environment. Applicants should meet the following criteria:

SIA Licensed
Excellent communication skills Duties will include: ‘ ‘ Meeting and greeting customers
‘ ‘ High level of customer service
‘ ‘ Conducting investigations
‘ ‘ Monitoring CCTV
‘ ‘ Key holding
‘ ‘ Retail loss prevention
‘ ‘ Security patrols
‘ ‘ Staff searches

Established as a Security

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London

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05/05/2017 (16:18)

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Event Security Officers – Immediate Availability
Location: London
Pay: 8.00ph Are you looking for a position with hours to match your availability? Do you hold a SIA License? Momentum Security Recruitment is working with a growing National Events Security Company. We are currently recruiting for a number of Events Security Officers. The assignments can suit your currently availability. All candidates must have a valid in date SIA license Standards: SIA License
Great customer service
Be of smart appearance
Excellent written and verbal English
Live local to London or willing to travel
The ability to be flexible and adaptable
A 5 year checkable

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9.46/hour

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27/04/2017 (10:34)

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Female Corporate Security Officer
Location: Central London
Rate: 9.46
Hours: Days & Nights

Do you have excellent customer service skills with the ability to provide a friendly and secure front of house service? We have opportunities for Female Security professionals to join the customer focused team of a corporate security location in Central London. Applicants should hold a SIA license with first class customer service skills and be able to provide a friendly front of house service.

Applicants should be female due to the need to search female members of staff. There is an excellent rate of pay on offer and the opportunity to work at

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Security Control Room Manager
Location: Central London
Salary: Circa 35k
Hours: Rolling roster of Days & Nights Do you hold a SIA License? Happy working a mix of day & night shifts? Prior experience of working in a busy control room? Due to the nature of the site we would welcome applications from ex-Military candidates. Applicants should have prior corporate security experience along with experience of managing a team. Applicants should meet the following criteria: Prior supervisory/management experience in the security sector or Military, Police service etc.
Experience of managing, motivating and leading a team
SIA licensed
Happy working

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London

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Security Shift Manager (Corporate)
Location: Central London
Salary: Circa 35k
Hours: Rolling roster of Days & Nights

Do you hold a SIA License? Happy working a mix of day & night shifts? Applicants should have prior corporate security experience along with experience of managing a team.

Due to the nature of the site we would welcome applications from ex-Military candidates. Applicants should meet the following criteria: Prior supervisory/management experience in the security sector or Military, Police service etc.
Experience of managing, motivating and leading a team
SIA licensed
Happy working a mix of days, nights & weekends on a rota basis

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Project Engineer
Location: London
Package: a competitive salary is on offer along with company vehicle,

Are you looking to join a quality focused security solutions provider with a tremendous company culture? If you are looking to become a part of a rapidly growing company with opportunity for future career growth then please get in touch. You will conduct site visits, client meetings, initial pre-sales surveys, manage contractors and lead of project installations.

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Vanderbilt adds cloud-based connectivity technology for remote monitoring of SPC range

Access control panels Provider of access control and security systems Vanderbilt has added SPC Connect, a hosted cloud-based solution, to its SPC product portfolio, enabling installers to monitor, manage and maintain SPC panels remotely from any location. Sectors/verticals Commercial and public sector offices Retail Warehouses and storage Banks and financial centres Manufacturing facilities Features The Vanderbilt SPC series of hybrid intrusion detection systems enable cost-effective design and installation wired and wireless capabilities for intrusion coverage Flexibility SPC can be tailored to small businesses through to large multinational enterprises Ability to update SPC panels remotely, saving time and money on dedicated site trips, or hardware and software upgrades SPC Connect users can manage SPC panels, performing operations and status checks across groups of systems, instantly and remotely Remote access of event logs or cameras views Possibility of configuring direct messaging by email in the event of an alarm, via an internet connected web browser Payments Customers have the option of subscription payments, reducing costs associated with the upfront purchase and installation of traditional software solutions, as well as ongoing maintenance and upgrades costs As an installer s business grows and more users need to be added, the monthly SPC Connect subscription can be adjusted End users can download the SPC Connect app for free from the Apple Store or on Google Play, providing an interface that contributes clearer arming and status information as needed. All of the user s interactions through SPC Connect are secured with financial-grade SSL security, offering peace-of-mind and powerful control.

Vanderbilt says Joe Grillo, Vanderbilt CEO, says: Mobile capability is at a premium in our society, and many businesses require the ability to control their security on the go. SPC Connect allows this in an easy-to-use application for complete control over the intrusion detection systems already in place, and offers a cost-effective solution for end users, dealers and installers. Check out the latest security solutions from Vanderbilt at IFSEC International, 20-22 June 2017, London ExCeL. You can find them on stand E1225. Get your free badge now. Can you afford not to attend? Driven by rising concerns over public and private sector safety, the access control market is set to be worth a substantial $8.6 billion by 2018. Register for IFSEC International 2017 to discover the latest products designed to protect your buildings, your assets, and your people. Meet with leading access control suppliers, quiz them first hand on their latest products and see new technology in action.

Be part of this growing market register today

Milestone Systems ties up partnership with Soliton Systems

mobile streaming Soliton Smart Telecaster Milestone Systems, the global leader in IP video management software (VMS), is partnering with mobile video streaming specialist Soliton Systems. Headquartered in Japan, Soliton develops live video streaming solutions for the public safety market. Its Smart telecaster range can stream real-time video over 3G and 4G LTE networks from remote locations via body-worn and other forms of mobile video cameras.

Cameras can live stream from fast-moving vehicles such as ambulances, fire trucks, police cars, motorcycles and helicopters or from a static location, such as a video surveillance van. The lightweight units are easy to carry on a person. Software that facilitates live streaming from a smartphone to a command centre, including GPS information can be downloaded from the App Store. H.265 encoding technology The Smart telecaster range uses H.265 encoding technology, which compresses real-time video for streaming over multiple 3G and 4G mobile networks simultaneously. More effectively than its predecessor, H.264, it can successfully operate even when mobile signal weakens. Founded in Denmark in 1998, Milestone Systems is one of the biggest players in the the global VMS market. Milestone, whichwas acquired by Canon for an undisclosed sum in 2014, was ranked as the number one global video management software provider by revenue in 2014. It is a great privilege for Soliton to work with Milestone, says Mogens Jensen, managing director at Soliton Systems Europe. Many of our public safety and emergency service customers already have Milestone so by partnering, this will allow them to manage their mobile video feeds from a central management console from the leading manufacturer of VMS solutions.

Says Henrik Sydbo Hansen, group manager of devices and integrations at Milestone Systems: Many of our integrations to date have been from static type cameras. Given Soliton s strength in live streaming from a mobile device, we see this as a natural extension of our own offering and something that many in the Milestone community have been requesting. VMS solutions from Milestone, whose architecture is open platform, can remotely manage a wide range of surveillance cameras, using event or alarm-based, continued or selective video streaming. Video can be secured for law enforcement and evidence storage. Thanks to Milestone s certification plan, third-party video surveillance systems and devices are readily integrated with Milestone platforms like XProtect. Soliton s H265 technology which is in line with our roadmap, and their commitment to ONVIF, a standard for video surveillance, gives us a synergy that not only works now, but provides a road-map in an industry that is constantly evolving, continues Hansen. We look forward to a successful and long partnership. Soliton Systems will be presenting at Milestone s upcoming MIP partner event in Dubai from 8-10 May 2017. Check out security solutions from Milestone Systems at IFSEC International, 20-22 June 2017, London ExCeL.

You can find Milestone Systems UK & Ireland on stand E750. Get your free badge now. Europe s only large-scale security event in 2017 Taking place in London, 20 22 June 2017, IFSEC International gives you exclusive hands-on access to over 10,000 security solutions, live product demonstrations, and networking with over 27,000 security professionals.

Furthermore, take advantage of discounts up to 30% available exclusively at the show.

Ensure you aren t the one left out register now

BA (Hons) Security Consultancy

Is this course for me?

BA (Hons) Security Consultancy

This programme is suitable for those who aspire to become qualified and capable security consultants. It is designed for employees who are currently working in, or have the potential to work in, a key role
with responsibilities for ensuring that security protection is incorporated into operations and organisational functions. Alternatively, you could have experience and skills in security consultancy or management as a generalist or specialist.

We welcome mature students who have not been within a formal education system for some time or graduates from other relevant programmes who wish to continue their professional and academic development.

What will this course cover?

We have designed this course to provide prospective and practising security consultants with a range of skills and knowledge in order to be able to operate with confidence within the security sector. Our aim is to blend the academic framework for consultancy practices with the security needs and requirements for today’s businesses. It will also allow you to develop
your advisory, technical, business, communication and management skills

From an initial focus on the more fundamental elements of security processes, the programme will address the requirements for project planning and management skills and knowledge, before moving towards the development of strategic and other essential functions.

You will benefit from using our virtual learning environment (VLE), which will help you to fit in your studies around your personal and professional commitments and study at times that suit you. This programme is eligible for funding under the Ministry of Defence Enhanced Learning Credits (ELC) scheme. Our ELCAS number is 1682.

Attendance and Personal Study

You will be expected to allocate up to 20 hours a week for self-directed study.

Security Guarding in Kent, London, Essex

Kent, London, Essex, East Sussex, West Sussex, Surrey, Berkshire,Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire, Hampshire and beyond…

Security Guarding In Kent, London, EssexWorking in co-operation with our specialist partner companies, Secure Engineering can provide Security Guarding services in Kent, London, Essex and across the rest of the UK.

The advantage of using security personnel is that they can assess and react quickly to situations, provide assistance where necessary, and create peace of mind in a different way to electronic security systems. The presence of a security guard at a business can prevent losses through theft, and provide a sense of safety and protection to the business owner, employees and customers.

Security Guarding
Security Guarding is ideal for businesses, residential properties, commercial retail, schools and leisure facilities. From key holding and mobile patrols with or without guard dogs, to checking credentials and site preservation in the event of an incident, security guarding provides extra reassurance to staff and customers alike.

Security Guarding In Kent, London, Essex
Alarm Response & Key Holding
Intruder alarms are a great way to help protect your business from crime, and with a 24-hour response team, you can rest assured that your premises will be attended at any time of day or night. When our partner companies become key holder for a business, they become the primary contact for intruder alarm notifications. Personnel are fully trained to attend each site, aware of specific requirements and health & safety prior to any visits, and able to take action to re-secure your site in the event of an incident.

Lone Worker Protection
Employees working outside normal office hours can be vulnerable. Our partner companies can provide lone worker protection to ensure their safety at all times.

Patrol Dogs
Working alongside security guards, patrol dogs provide an excellent crime deterrent. Patrol dogs are particularly useful when large areas are being guarded, or if the area is considered to be high risk to security officers.

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Our partner companies also have their own search dogs, highly trained and proven to be effective in the search for dangerous items, such as narcotics and explosives.

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Keeping the lights on: 3 steps to protecting UK energy assets

Critical infrastructure around the world is under pressure. Reports of cyber and physical threats facing electricity substations, in particular, are becoming more common. In the UK, the Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure (CPNI) takes the lead in advising critical infrastructure companies on how to protect their assets, with a particular focus on cybersecurity.

But does this advice go far enough? In the US, a recent update in regulation from the North American Reliability Corporation (NERC) has reiterated the importance of physical grid protection. The new regulations, announced last September, required updated physical security plans from certain US electric substations to ensure they effectively deter, detect, delay, assess, communicate and respond to physical threats. The ambitious new set of federal security standards (called Critical Infrastructure Protection 014, or CIP 014) has been debated by the U.S industry for some time, but is now being rolled out nationwide. Substations had until the end of 2016 to get their plans approved, with the goal of ensuring all were prepared by 2017 to act quickly in the event of a physical attack. NERC CIP 014 represents a step in the right direction towards a more-robust grid, and one that the UK s critical infrastructure could stand to learn from. The power grid is a complex and sensitive network that lights our homes, fuels our mobile devices, and keeps our food fresh. IFSEC International is launching Borders and Infrastructure for its 2017 edition. Find out more about this new show within a show dedicated to the protection of utilities and other critical national infrastructure, counter terror and border security Not even the most isolated rural communities, let alone utility companies, could afford power outages in the event of an attack.

While cybersecurity rightfully dominates the headlines, it s still important for each substation, regardless of its importance to the network, to protect itself from physical threat. The key is implementing a sustainable early warning system that can reduce risk, while maintaining compliance with UK regulation. This can be achieved with a three-pronged strategy that operators can manage through a single user interface. Step one: Make the perimeter smart For many substations, the first line of defense is still very basic. Just a simple chain-link fence and padlocks is not enough to adequately protect these sites. In reality, advanced sensors should be considered the bare minimum of a perimeter defense system. By building a network of advanced sensors and radar equipment, coupled with video, substations not only keep unauthorized persons off the property, but are also notified before an incident occurs. Awareness of an approaching threat, even if its just minutes in advance, can give authorities the opportunity to react quickly and pre-empt any risk to the site. The most successful security solution is one that can integrate a perimeter with video management and access control, using one central management system.

This means the perimeter solution itself can combine visitor management, access control, video management and intrusion into one platform. All of these parts should integrate to enable security staff monitoring the substation remotely to make quick, informed assessments of alarm conditions for the most accurate and efficient response possible. Step two: Choose video analytics over fancy cameras Although quality of image is important, just investing in the most expensive cameras available is not the answer for adequately protecting a substation. Today, the true benefit of video surveillance is in its intelligence and analytics capabilities. Video should work seamlessly with the motion detection systems on a site to capture multiple images offering different views, site navigation and event verification which are then sent to the alarm receiving centre for assessment. There, the first responder can confirm a threat, make a judgment and, in cooperation with physical security systems, select the appropriate next course of action in real-time, arming or locking areas as needed. Smart video capabilities not only provide live detailed insight, but they deliver the proof necessary for alarm verifications and third party evaluations. The ability to assess alerts in real time reduces unwanted activations and allows staff to take action swiftly and remotely at a moment s notice. Step Three: Better access control Physical security has evolved to reach beyond simply securing a physical structure.

Today, access control combines managing human activity and electronic alarms by requiring operators to regulate which specific individuals can enter specific areas during pre-determined times, as well as monitoring for unauthorised access to a site. This is essential for substations undergoing maintenance, for example, where vendors may need to access to sensitive areas. Establishing a comprehensive and effective access control system, which authorises who can go where with items such as key control and entry logging, can also help reporting run smoothly and make sure the facility is protected from internal threats. The time to comply is now The utility industry is one of the most regulated industries in the world. Substations have a responsibility to be more secure than the links on a padlock chain, and many of them still need assistance and resources to get there. For a security solution to be successful, every element including the technology, logistics planning, implementation and life cycle planning must be thoughtfully considered and managed. There s no better time to power up as the regulations will only continue to tighten. It s in everyone s best interest to talk about updating utility security plans now, to avoid being left in the dark in the future. IFSEC International is launching Borders and Infrastructure for its 2017 edition.

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Book your place here. The programme includes presentations on all aspects of passive fire protection, including: The role of fire doors, frames and fire seals Door hardware maintenance and replacement Fire-resistant glazing Fire ducts and dampers Structural fire protection Compartment wall penetrations and firestopping Attendees can also find out about fire-risk assessment when it comes to passive fire protection. The event is aimed at anyone involved in specifying or inspecting passive fire protection or appointing trades that could cause damage to existing fire protection when carrying out their work will find the event useful. This encompasses practising fire-risk assessors, responsible persons, facilities managers or anyone who works for a local authority, building control or care-home provider. For those attending the first event on 26 April you can find the Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service Training Centre on Cassidy Close, Manchester M4 5HU. Further events are planned in Leeds, Scotland and London. Book you place on the Manchester seminar here. For information on upcoming events please call 01420 471612 or email the ASFP. Visit FIREX International for cutting-edge solutions, essential knowledge and the ability to grow your business by getting direct access to the whole fire safety industry.

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Security guard – Wikipedia

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia “Rent-a-cop” redirects here. For the 1987 film, see Rent-a-Cop (film). “Mall cop” redirects here. For the film, see Paul Blart: Mall Cop. Security Guard/Security Officer Security Guard - Wikipedia A private security officer at a Chinese factory in February 2004. Occupation Occupation type Employment Activity sectors Security Description Related jobs Bouncer, Doorman, Bodyguard, Hall monitor, Armored Truck Personnel, Store detective

A security guard, often known as a security officer, or protective agent is a private person who is hired to protect an organization’s assets (property, people, equipment, money, etc.) from a variety of hazards (such as waste, damaged property, unsafe worker behaviour, criminal activity such as theft, etc.) by using preventative measures. They do this by maintaining a high-visibility presence to deter illegal and inappropriate actions, observing (either directly, through patrols, or by watching alarm systems or video cameras) for signs of crime, fire or disorder; then taking action to minimize damage (example: warning and escorting trespassers off property) and reporting any incidents to their client and emergency services, such as police and ambulance, as appropriate.1

Security officers are generally uniformed to represent their lawful authority to protect private property. Security guards are generally governed by legal regulations, which set out the requirements for eligibility (e.g., a criminal record check) and the permitted authorities of a security guard in a given jurisdiction. The authorities permitted to security guards vary by country and subnational jurisdiction. Security guards are hired by a range of organizations, including businesses, government departments and agencies and not-for-profit organizations (e.g., churches and charitable organizations).

Until the 1980s, the term watchman was more commonly applied to this function, a usage dating back to at least the Middle Ages in Europe where there was no form of law enforcement (other than it being a private matter). This term was carried over to North America where it was interchangeable with night-watchman until both terms were replaced with the modern security-based titles. Security guards are sometimes regarded as fulfilling a private policing function.

Functions and duties

Security Guard - Wikipedia Bodyguard protects Members of Parliament during public visits by visitors in the Chamber of Deputies of the Czech Republic in 2015.

Many security firms and proprietary security departments practice the “detect, deter, observe and report” methodology. Security officers are not required to make arrests, but have the authority to make a citizen’s arrest, or otherwise act as an agent of law enforcement, for example, at the request of a police officer or sheriff. A private security officer’s primary duty is the prevention and deterrence of crime.

Security personnel enforce company rules and can act to protect lives and property, and they often have a contractual obligation to provide these actions. In addition to basic deterrence, security officers are often trained to perform specialized tasks such as arrest and control (including handcuffing and restraints), operate emergency equipment, perform first aid, CPR, take accurate notes, write detailed reports, and perform other tasks as required by the client they are serving. All security officers are also required to go through additional training mandated by the state for the carrying of weapons such as batons, firearms, and pepper spray (e.g. the Bureau of Security and Investigative Services in California has requirements that a license for each item listed must be carried while on duty).2 Some officers are required to complete police certification for special duties. Virginia training standards for security are identical to police training with regards to firearms (shotgun and handgun) but do not place licensing requirements for other items carried, only that training be provided that is documented. Several security companies have also become certified in RADAR and trained their sworn special police officers to use it on protected properties in conjunction with lights/sirens, allowing them to legally enforce traffic laws on private property.3

The number of jobs is expected to grow in the U.S., with 175,000 new security jobs expected before 2016.4 In recent years, due to elevated threats of terrorism, most security officers are required to have bomb-threat training and/or emergency crisis training, especially those located in soft target areas such as shopping malls, schools, and any other area where the general public congregate. One major economic justification for security personnel is that insurance companies (particularly fire insurance carriers) will give substantial rate discounts to sites which have a 24-hour presence. For a high risk or high value property, the discount can often exceed the money being spent on its security program. Discounts are offered because having security on site increases the odds that any fire will be noticed and reported to the local fire department before a total loss occurs.

Also, the presence of security personnel (particularly in combination with effective security procedures) tends to diminish “shrinkage“, theft, employee misconduct and safety rule violations, property damage, or even sabotage. Many casinos hire security guards to protect money when transferring it from the casino to the casino’s bank. Security officers may also perform access control at building entrances and vehicle gates; meaning, they ensure that employees and visitors display proper passes or identification before entering the facility. Security officers are called upon to respond to potential hazards (such as broken lights or doors, disturbances, lost persons, minor injuries, etc.) and to assist in serious emergencies (medicals, fires, crime, etc.) by securing the scene to prevent further loss or damage, summoning emergency responders to the incident, helping to redirect foot traffic to safe locations, and by documenting what happened on an incident report to give their client an idea of how to prevent similar situations from occurring. Armed security officers are frequently contracted to respond as law enforcement until a given situation at a client location is under control and/or public authorities arrive on the scene.

Patrolling is usually a large part of a security officer’s duties, as most incidents are prevented by being looked for instead of waiting for them to occur. Often these patrols are logged by use of a guard tour patrol system, which require regular patrols. Until recently the most commonly used form used to be mechanical clock systems that required a key for manual punching of a number to a strip of paper inside with the time pre-printed on it. But recently, electronic systems have risen in popularity due to their light weight, ease of use, and downloadable logging capabilities.5 Regular patrols are, however, becoming less accepted as an industry standard, as it provides predictability for the would-be criminal, as well as monotony for the security officer on duty. Random patrols are easily programmed into electronic systems, allowing greater freedom of movement and unpredictability. Global positioning systems are beginning to be used because they are a more effective means of tracking officers’ movements and behavior.

Personnel

Although security officers differ from police officers, military personnel, federal agents/officers, and the like, Australia and the United States have a growing proportion of security personnel that have former police or military experience, including senior management personnel. On the other hand, some security officers, young people in particular, use the job as practical experience to use in applying to law enforcement agencies.

Types of personnel and companies

Security Guard - Wikipedia A security guard protecting the entrance to an apartment building, and managing the parking of cars in Haikou, Hainan Province, China.

Security personnel are classified as one of the following:

  • “In-house” or “proprietary” (i.e. employed by the same company or organization they protect, such as a mall, theme park, or casino); formerly often called works police or security police in the United Kingdom.
  • “Security supervisor”, meets with clients and employees as necessary to ensure client and employee satisfaction.
  • “Scheduler”, Security Officer assignment and strategic scheduling resulting in client satisfaction, employee retention and cost maintained within District financial plans.6
  • “Human Resources Manager”, effective delivery of human resources services such as employment, employee/labor relations, compensation, benefits administration, training and development, workers compensation, and audit compliance. Maintains and implements corporate policies and programs related to employment.7
  • “Client Service Manager”, promotes financial growth for the District by ensuring client retention, Security Officer retention, and support for the development of new business.8
  • “Client Service Supervisor”, provides security services for designated clients resulting in customer satisfaction, Security Officer retention, and financial growth for the District. Provides service in a large and complex area.9
  • Contract“, working for a private security company which protects many locations.
  • “Public Security”, a person employed or appointed as an (usually armed) security officer by a government or government agency.
  • “Private Police Officers”, or “Special Police”.
  • “Private Patrol Officers”, vehicle patrol officers that protect multiple client premises.
  • Parapolice“, aggressive firms that routinely engage in criminal investigation and arrest.101112

Industry terms for security personnel include: security guard, security officer, security agent, safety patrol, private police, company police, security enforcement officer, and public safety.

Terms for specialized jobs include bouncer, bodyguards, executive protection agent, loss prevention, alarm responder, hospital security officer, mall security officer, crime prevention officer, patrolman, private patrol officer, and private patrol operator.

Security Guard - Wikipedia Cash in transit van with a crew of security guards in Guangzhou, China

State and local governments sometimes regulate the use of these terms by law for example, certain words and phrases that “give an impression that he or she is connected in any way with the federal government, a state government, or any political subdivision of a state government” are forbidden for use by California security licensees by Business and Professions Code Section 7582.26. So the terms “private homicide police” or “special agent” would be unlawful for a security licensee to use in California. Similarly, in Canada, various acts1314 specifically prohibits private security personnel from using the terms Probation Officer, law enforcement, police, or police officer. Alberta and Ontario prohibit the use of the term Security Officer, which has been in widespread use in the United States for many decades. Recent changes to the act have also introduced restrictions on uniform and vehicle colours and markings to make private security personnel clearly distinctive from police personnel. Some sources feel that some of these restrictions are put in place to satisfy the Canadian Police Association.15 Specialized VIP security guard services and companies are in high demand and are defined by their ability to protect celebrities and executives during times of unrest16 There is a marked difference between persons performing the duties historically associated with watchmen and persons who take a more active role in protecting persons and property. The former, often called “guards”, are taught the mantra “observe and report”, are minimally trained, and not expected to deal with the public or confront criminals.

The latter are often highly trained, sometimes armed depending on contracts agreed upon with clientele, and are more likely to interact with the general public and to confront the criminal element. These employees tend to take pride in the title “Security Officer” or “Protection Officer” and disdain the label of “guard”. Security jobs vary in pay and duties. There is sometimes little relationship between duties performed and compensation, for example some mall “security officers” who are exposed to serious risks earn less per hour than “industrial security guards” who have less training and responsibility.17 However, there are now more positions in the security role that separate not just the titles, but the job itself. The roles have progressed and so have the areas for which security people are needed. The term “agent” can be confusing in the security industry because it can describe a civil legal relationship between an employee and their employer or contractor (“agent of the owner” in California PC 602), and also can describe a person in government service (“Special Agent Jones of the Federal Bureau of Investigation“.) The title “agent” can be confused with bail enforcement agents, also known as “bounty hunters”, who are sometimes regulated by the same agencies which regulate private security. The term “agent” is also used in other industries, such as banking agents, loan agents and real estate agents.

Security agents are often employed in loss prevention and personal or executive protection (bodyguards) roles. They typically work in plainclothes (without a uniform), and are usually highly trained to act lawfully in direct defense of life or property. Security personnel are private citizens, and therefore are bound by the same laws and regulations as the citizenry they are contracted to serve, and therefore are not allowed to represent themselves as law enforcement under penalty of law.1819

Training

Security Guard - Wikipedia A Kenyan private security guard.

Just as with the police profession, training requirements for the private security industry have evolved over time.3 For many years security guards were poorly chosen and poorly trained (if at all), partly because security guard companies who contracted with clients in private industry were paid very little for their security guard services. For the most part, contracts were awarded to security guard companies through a competition process and the final selection was often made based on cost rather than the experience or professionalism of the security guard company. That changed drastically on September 11, 2001 when radical terrorists attacked the United States. The event moved corporate threat concerns to the top of the priority list for most security guard contracts started being awarded based on professionalism. More money was invested in security so more money became available for training of security guards.

The term ‘security professional’ began to surface and large private security companies like Blackwater, USA began offering training services for the private security industry that approached the level of training provided by the military. Security guard companies began paying enough to attract people with significant backgrounds in law enforcement and the military, often in special operations.

Australia

Any person who conducts a business or is employed in a security-related field within Australia is required to be licensed. Each of the six states and two territories of Australia have separate legislation that covers all security activities. Licensing management in each state/territory is varied and is carried out by either Police, Attorney General’s Department, Justice Department or the Department of Consumer Affairs.

  • New South Wales (Police) Security Industry Act 1997 & Security Industry Regulation 2007
  • Victoria (Police) Private Security Act 2004
  • Queensland (Justice & Attorney-General) Security Providers Act 1993
  • South Australia (Consumer & Business Affairs) Security and Investigation Agents Act 1995
  • Western Australia (Police) Security & Related Activities (Control) Act 1996 & Security & Related Activities (Control) Regulations 1997
  • Tasmania (Police) *Security and Investigation Agents Act 2002
  • Northern Territory (Justice) Private Security Act & Private Security (Security Officer/Crowd Controller/Security Firms/Miscellaneous Matters) Regulations;
  • Australian Capital Territory (Regulatory Services) Security Industry Act 2003 & Security Industry Regulation 2003

All of this legislation was intended to enhance the integrity of the private security industry. All persons licensed to perform security activities are required to undertake a course of professional development in associated streams that are recognised nationally. This has not always been the case and the introduction of this requirement is expected to regulate the educational standards and knowledge base so that the particular job can be competently performed. Strict requirements are laid down as to the type of uniform and badge used by security companies.

Uniforms or badges that may be confused with a police officer are prohibited. Also, the use of the titles ‘Security Police’ or ‘Private Detective’ are unacceptable. While the term security guard is used by companies, government bodies and individuals, the term security officer is deemed more suitable. Bouncers use the title Crowd Controllers, and Store Detectives use the title Loss Prevention or Asset Protection Officers. Security Officers may carry firearms, handcuffs or batons where their role requires them to do so and then only when working and have the appropriate sub-class accreditation to their license.

Canada

See also: Gun politics in Canada Laws and regulation Security Guard - Wikipedia Security vehicle and guard in Montreal, Quebec.

In Canada, private security falls under the jurisdiction of Canada’s ten provinces and three territories. All ten of Canada’s provinces and one of its territories (the Yukon) have legislation that regulates the contract security industry.20 These eleven jurisdictions require that companies that provide security guard services and their employees be licensed. Most provinces in Canada regulate the use of handcuffs and weapons (such as firearms and batons) by contract security companies and their employees, either banning such use completely or permitting it only under certain circumstances. Additionally, in some provinces, some terms, or variations of them, are prohibited either on a uniform or in self-reference.21

Canada’s federal laws also restrict the ability of security guards to be armed. For example, section 17 of the Firearms Act makes it an offense for any person, including a security guard, to possess prohibited or restricted firearms (i.e.

handguns) anywhere outside of his or her home. There are two exceptions to this prohibition found in sections 18 and 19 of the Act. Section 18 deals with transportation of firearms while Section 19 deals with allowing persons to carry such firearms on their persons to protect their lives or the lives of other persons, or for the performance of their occupation (Armour Car Guards, Licensed Trappers), provided an Authorization to Carry (ATC) is first obtained.22

British Columbia

Private security in the province of British Columbia is governed by two pieces of legislation: the Security Services Act23 and the Security Services Regulation.24 These laws are administered and enforced by the Security Programs and Police Technology Division25 of the Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General. The legislation requires that guards must be at least 19 years old, undergo a criminal background check, and successfully complete a training course.26 As far as weapons, British Columbia law severely restricts their use by security guards. Section 11(1)(c) of the Security Services Regulation prohibits security personnel from carrying or using any “item designed for debilitating or controlling a person or animal”, which the government interprets to include all weapons. As well, section 11 forbids private security from using or carrying restraints, such as handcuffs, unless authorized by the government. However, as in other parts of Canada, armoured car guards are permitted to carry firearms. In the past, only personnel that worked for contract security, that is, security companies, were regulated in British Columbia. However, as of September 1, 2009, in-house security guards and private investigators came under the jurisdiction of the Security Services Act and Security Services Regulation.

Bodyguards and bouncers, effective November 1, 2009, are also subject to these regulations.27

Europe

Security Guard - Wikipedia Security guard at 2015 Stockholm Pride Parade.

Armed private security are much rarer in Europe, and illegal in many countries, such as the United Kingdom and the Netherlands. In developing countries (with host country permission), an armed security force composed mostly of ex-military personnel is often used to protect corporate assets, particularly in war-torn regions. As a requirement of the Private Security Industry Act 2001, the UK now requires all contract security guards to have a valid Security Industry Authority license.28 The licence must be displayed when on duty, although a dispensation may be granted for store detectives, bodyguards and others who need to operate without being identified as a security guard. This dispensation is not available to Vehicle Immobilisers. Licenses are valid for three years and require the holders to undergo formal training, and are also to pass mandatory Criminal Records Bureau checks. Licences for Vehicle Immobilisers are valid for one year. Armed guarding and guarding with a weapon are illegal.

In Finland, all contract security officers are required to have a valid license granted by police. Temporary license is valid for four months and normal license for five years. License requires a minimum 40-hour course for temporary license and 60 hours more for a normal license. Additionally a narrow security vetting is required. The 40-hour course allows the carrying of a fixed-length baton and handcuffs, separate training and license is required for the security guard to carry pepper spray, extendable baton or a firearm. Rehearse of weapons usage is mandatory every year and is regulated by the Ministry of The Interior, to ensure the safe handling of pepper spray and such. Firearms can only be carried by bodyguards and cash-in-transit guards or when guarding a person or object that is significant in terms of public interest.29 In Finland, a security guard has the right to detain a person “red-handed”, or seen committing a crime and the right to search the detained individual for harmful items and weapons.

An individual who has been forcefully detained can only be released by the police. All companies providing security guarding services are also required to have a valid license from the Ministry of the Interior.30

In the Netherlands, security officers (beveiligingsbeambte) must undergo a criminal background check by the local police department in the area where the private security company is located. To become a security guard in the Netherlands, a person must complete the basic training level 2 Beveiliger2. To complete the training a trainee must undergo a three-month internship with a private security company that is licensed by the svpb, the board that controls security exams. A trainee guard must pass for his diploma within one year. If the trainee does not pass he is not allowed to work anymore until he completes his training with a positive result. After a positive result a new ID can be issued and is valid for three years, after which the guard must undergo a background check by the local police again. Security guards in the Netherlands are not allowed to carry any kind of weapon or handcuffs. Every uniformed security guard in the Netherlands must have the V symbol on his or her uniform to advise the public they are dealing with a private guard; this rule is mandated by the Ministry of Justice.

Security uniforms may not look like similar to police uniforms, and may not contain any kind of rank designation. The colors yellow and gold are not allowed to be used because the Dutch police uses gold accents in their uniforms; also, wearing a uniform cap is not longer allowed. Every new uniform design or addition must be approved by the Ministry of Justice before use. A patrol vehicle may not look like a police striped vehicle. The only private security guards who are allowed to carry firearms are those who work for the military or Dutch National bank (De Nederlandsche Bank); this is where the national gold reserve can be found.

Norway

In Norway security officers are called “Vektere”. There are two different types of vektere the normal uniformed or civil-clothing officers who watch over private and semi-public properties, and government-hired vektere who work in public places, such as the Parliament. The law provides more enforcement powers to security officers in the Parliament than to private security officers. Security officers must undergo three weeks of training and internship. They are allowed to work for six months after one week of the introduction course.

It is also possible to choose Security as a high school major, which requires two years of school and two years of trainee positions at private companies, resulting in a certificate from the government. This certificate makes it easier to get a job, with slightly higher pay. It also makes it easier to get a job elsewhere in the security industry. The certificate can also be obtained by private security officers who have had a minimum of 5 years working experience. No security officer may carry pepper spray, batons or any other kind of weapon. However, handcuffs may be used. Norges Bank (Bank of Norway, federal reserves) had armed government guards until late 2013, when they were disarmed by the minister of finance. Security officers serving on ships sailing in areas of high piracy risk may be equipped with firearms. Uniforms should not resemble police worn attire, but some uniforms do.

The uniform must have the text ‘VEKTER’ or ‘SIKKERHET’ above the left shirt pocket. A security officer, or any other person, may detain or arrest anyone that violates any law, as long as the violation carries a punishment of minimum six (6) months imprisonment and a fine. The detainee must be released or handed over to the authorities within 4 hours of the arrest. Security officers assigned to public transportation, such as trains, subways, trams and buses, also have some powers under the Transportloven (transportation law). Security officers may issue fixed penalty tickets for violation of parking regulations in designated areas and for passengers on public transportation without a valid pass. A security officer may only search (frisk) a person to prevent the use of or confiscate any type of weapon or anything that can be used as a weapon. In 2006 some security officers (Vakt Service/Nokas) were given extended training and limited police authority to transport prisoners between police holding cells, jails and courts, etc.

Due to an outcry from the police union, this program was scrapped after a few months. In addition to normal “vektere” there also is a special branch for “Ordensvakter” who normally work as bouncers or security at concerts and similar types of events. Ordensvakter have to undergo an extra week of training to learn techniques on how to handle drunk people and people on various drugs. They also learn about the alcohol laws of Norway (which are rather strict). The police in the local police district must approve each Ordensvakt. These special regulations arose after events in the 1990s when bouncers had a bad reputation, especially in Oslo, for being too brutal and rough with people. At that time, the police had no control over who worked as bouncers.

After the government implemented training and mandatory police-issued ID cards for bouncers the problems have been reduced. The police of Oslo report that Ordensvakter are now helping the police identify crimes that otherwise would not be reported. In 2013, due to a high number of rapes and violent robberies, the city of Oslo (Oslo Kommune) hired a private security company (Metro Garda) to patrol the downtown immigrant areas. This patrol had a positive effect, and the city has, in addition to Metro Garda officers, now hired their own officers called Bymilj etaten (City environment dep). The municipalities in Norway are not allowed to form their own “police”. The only police force in Norway is the federal police (politi). In 2007 several guards from the Securitas AB company were arrested for brutality against a robber they apprehended on the main street of Oslo.

The crime was captured with a mobile camera by pedestrians and created a public outcry, with many objecting to the way the security guards took the law into their own hands. Later, it came to light that the thief first attacked the security guards when they approached him, so the brutality charges were dropped.31 As a result of this episode, the police said that they would be more careful when conducting criminal background checks for security guards. Before 2007 security guards were checked when they applied for a job, but not while they were working. Security companies were also criticized for not checking criminal records sufficiently, in some cases not at all. Now guards working in private security must be checked annually. The police have the authority to withdraw a company’s licence if the company does not submit lists of employees to the police. The police in Norway were widely criticized for not checking guards properly, and even when they encounter an issue with a guard, the guard can still work for months before anything is done. The security company G4S, after being criticized by police for hiring criminals, stated that they cannot do anything about the problem, because only the police have the ability to check the guard’s criminal records.32

In 2012 Norwegian media reported that off-duty police officers and Home Guard soldiers had contracts of armed employment on civilian ships in the Aden bay, and police leaders were planning sanctions against the use of police officers.33 Today there are around 15,000 people working in private security in Norway. The police have around 10,000 employees in total.

Notable companies operating in Norway:

Hong Kong

Security Guard - Wikipedia Watchman on duty at a residential block in Hong Kong.

In Hong Kong, the term Security Officer refers to a senior staff member who supervises a team of security personnel. The staff who work under security officers’ supervision are called Security Guards.

Legislation

Before 1 October 1996, private security personnel were regulated by the Watchmen Ordinance (Chapter 299). However, there were many problems with that system of regulation for example, there were no restrictions as to whom may establish private security service companies to provide security services to a client. Also, there was no regulation of people whom may perform installation of security systems. Some employers hired “caretakers” instead of security guards to avoid their responsibilities under the ordinance (in formal definition, “caretakers” are supposed to provide facilities management service, although security service, which provided to residential properties, takes some parts of facilities management service). As a result, the Hong Kong Government enacted a wholly new law, the Security and Guarding Services Ordinance (Chapter 460), to replace the Watchmen Ordinance.

According to the Security and Guarding Services Ordinance: No individual shall do, agree to do, or hold himself/herself out as doing, or as available to do, security work for another person unless he/she does so-

  • Under and in accordance with a permit; or
  • Otherwise than for reward.34

Security work means any of the following activities-

  • Guarding any property;
  • Guarding any person or place for the purpose of preventing or detecting the occurrence of any offence; (Replaced 25 of 2000 s.

    2)

  • Installing, maintaining or repairing a security device;
  • Designing for any particular premises or place a system incorporating a security device.

Security device means a device designed or adapted to be installed in any premises or place, except on or in a vehicle, for the purpose of detecting or recording- (Amended 25 of 2000 s.

2)

  • The occurrence of any offence; or
  • The presence of an intruder or of an object that persons are, for reasons of security, not permitted to bring onto the premises or place or any other premises or place.35

Qualification

Qualification for security guards vary from country to country. Different requirements have to be completed before applying for this job.

Hong Kong

Security Guard - Wikipedia A group of Hong Kong security guards in formation before going on duty

Any applicant who wishes to apply for a Security Personnel Permit (SPP) must:

  • He/she have been living in Hong Kong for at least 5 years. (This requirement may have been changed)
  • No criminal record.
  • At least 17 years old when submitting his/her application.
  • Have passed a mandatory 16-hour training course and have been granted a certificate of the course.
  • If the applicant is over 65 years old, he/she must submit his/her health examination report.

Permit

Security Personnel Permit was separated to four types: A, B, C, and D.

  • Type A permit holder was permitted to work in a “single-block” residential building; they are not allowed to carry firearms. No age limit.
  • Type B permit holder was permitted to work in any type of properties, but they also are not allowed carry firearms. The maximum age limit of this permit is 65.
  • Type C permit holder was permitted to work as an armed guard. (Usually, they are members of the cash transport car crew.) The maximum age limit of this permit is 55.
  • Type D permit holder was permitted to design, install, and repair security devices. No maximum age limit.

The permit is valid for five years. All holders must renew their permit before it expires, or they will lose their qualification to work, as such, until their permit is renewed.

The type A and Type B security service are gradually combined with property management service, though the boundary between these two industries is unclear.

Power of arrest

Security Guards in Hong Kong do not have special powers of arrest above that of the ordinary citizen, i.e. citizen’s arrest, also known locally as the “101 arrest power”. The Section 101 in the Criminal Procedure Ordinance addresses that arrest of an offender by a private citizen is allowed in certain circumstances if the offender is attempting an arrestable offense. Once arrested, the suspect must be delivered to a police office as soon as possible. An arrestable offence is defined as any crime carrying a sentence of more than 12 months imprisonment. No security personnel are allowed to search other person, nor are they allowed to get personal information from other people, with the exception of some specific circumstances.

Security Guard - Wikipedia Security personnel at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem.

Israel

In Israel, almost all security guards carry a firearm, primarily to prevent revenge attacks or terror attacks. Security guards are common: they perform entrance checks at shopping malls, transportation terminals, government and other office buildings, and many stores. Many locations with a high number of visitors, such as the Jerusalem Central Bus Station, employ X-ray machines to check passenger’s bags; in other places, they are opened and visually inspected. Since 2009, private security guards companies as Mikud have also replaced official security forces at some checkpoints inside and on the border of the West Bank, as well as the crossings to Gaza.

Malaysia

The private security industry is regulated by the Ministry of Home Affairs (Kementerian Dalam Negeri). Starting in 2015, all private security companies in Malaysia must have a minimum of 30% of their employees complete a Certified Security Guard Training Course 36 in order to receive approval to renew their Private Agency License. Peninsular Malaysia allows for the use of Nepalese security guards whereby East Malaysian immigration policy does not allow the use of foreign workers to be in employed in the security industry.

Security Guard - Wikipedia Private security workers in Johannesburg during the 2010 World Cup.

South Africa

Main article: Private security industry in South Africa

Security guards along with the rest of the private security industry are regulated under Act 56 of 2001, Private Security Industry Regulation Act.37

United States

Private security guards have outnumbered police officers since the 1980s, predating the heightened concern about security brought on by the September 11, 2001, attacks. The more than 1 million contract security officers, and an equal number of guards estimated to work directly for U.S. corporations, is much greater than the nearly 700,000 sworn law enforcement officers in the United States.38 Most states require a license to work as a security officer.39 This license may include a criminal background check or mandated training requirements. Security guards have the same powers of arrest as a private citizen, called a “private person” arrest, “any person” arrest, or “citizen’s arrest“. If weapons are carried, additional permits and training are usually required. Armed security personnel are generally employed to protect sensitive sites such as government and military installations, armored money transports, casinos, banks and other financial institutions, and nuclear power plants. However, armed security is quickly becoming a standard for vehicle patrol officers and on many other non-government sites.

In some states, companies are developing technology to enhance private security. Using behavior analysis, computers can detect threats more quickly with fewer errors in judgement. Using specific algorithms, a computer can now detect aggressive and defensive body language, which triggers an alert to security or proper authorities depending on the event. These systems can also track slips and falls, theft and other events commonly experienced in corporate America.40 The responsibilities of security guards in the United States are expanding in scope.3 For example, a trend is the increasing use of private security to support services previously provided by police departments. James F. Pastor addresses substantive legal and public policy issues which directly or indirectly relate to the provision of security services. These can be demonstrated by the logic of alternative or supplemental service providers. The use of private police has particular appeal because property or business owners can directly contract for public safety services, thereby providing welcome relief for municipal budgets. Finally, private police functions can be flexible, depending upon the financial, organizational, political, and circumstances of the client.41

Arizona Licensed security companies are required to provide eight hours of pre-assignment training to all persons employed as security guards before the employee acts in the capacity of a security guard.42 There is a state-mandated curriculum that must be taught, and subjects covered must include criminal law and laws of arrest, uniforms and grooming, communications, use of force, general security procedures, crime scene preservation, ethics, and first response.43

Security Guard - Wikipedia An ADT Bel-Air Patrol vehicle

California Security Guards are required to obtain a license from the Bureau of Security and Investigative Services (BSIS), of the California Department of Consumer Affairs. Applicants must be at least 18 years old, undergo a criminal history background check through the California Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and complete a 40-hour course of required training.

This required training is broken down into smaller training sections and time-lines. The first is 8 hours of BSIS-designed instruction on powers to arrest and weapons. Then, within 30 days of getting the individual officers license, they must receive 16 hours of training on various mandatory and elective courses. Finally, within 6 months of getting their license, they must receive an additional 16 hours of training on various mandatory and elective courses. California security officers are also required to complete 8 hours of annual training on security-related topics, in addition to the initial 40 hours of training. The training and exam may be administered by any private patrol operator or by any of a large number of certified training facilities. This training can be in the classroom or online.4445

New Jersey As of 2006 all security personnel employed by a “security officer company” which provides security services to other entities by contract must undergo a state mandated certified training program.

This law, commonly referred to as SORA, is the state’s effort to increase the quality of security personnel. Security personnel employed by other types of businesses do not require the SORA certification card. However, those employed by the Atlantic City casinos are required to have the state issued “Casino Employee Registration” card.

New Mexico As of 2008 all security guards must undergo FBI background checks and a certified training program. Guards who carry firearms must also undergo additional training with a firearm through an approved firearms instructor and pass a psychological exam. The security industry is regulated through the New Mexico Regulation and Licensing Division.

North Carolina Security Officers in North Carolina are required to register and become certified with the Private Protective Services Board (PPSB), the private security authority body under the North Carolina Department of Justice. The purpose of the Private Protective Services Board is to administer the licensing, education and training requirements for persons, firms, associations and corporations engaged in private protective services within North Carolina. The board is totally fee funded and is staffed by departmental employees directed on a daily basis by the Director, who is appointed by the Attorney General. There are two classifications for an officer: armed and unarmed. While an unarmed officer is required to take a 16-hour class of training and instruction to become certified, an armed officer must take additional hours of classroom training as well as qualify on a gun range with the firearm which will be carried on duty.

Oklahoma Security officers in Oklahoma are licensed by CLEET (Council on Law Enforcement Education and Training).

To be licensed as an unarmed officer an individual must be at least 18 years of age and undergo 40 hours of classroom training and pass criminal history checks. Armed guards must be 21 years of age, have another 40 hours of classroom training, qualify with their firearm and pass a psychological evaluation.

Oregon Department of Public Safety, Standards and Training

Pennsylvania No licensing requirements to be an unarmed security guard. However, anyone who carried a firearm or other “lethal weapon” in the course and scope of their employment must be trained as a “Certified Agent” and successfully complete a 40-hour training course (including shooting range time) in order to be certified to carry weapons while on duty under the Lethal Weapons Training Act (commonly referred to as Act 235 certification). Certification involves completing a medical physical exam, a psychological examination, classroom training and qualifying on a pistol range, with firing of 50 rounds of ammo larger than a .380acp. Agents are also required to qualify on a shotgun. The certification is good for five years at which time an eight-hour refresher course must be taken or the certification is revoked. PA State Police Lethal Weapons Training Program

South Carolina All Security Officers have the same authority and power of arrest as Sheriff’s Deputies, while on the property they are paid to protect, and according to Attorney General Alan Wilson, are considered Law Enforcement for the purpose of making arrests and swearing out a warrant before the magistrate.46 Private Officers may respond to calls for service, make arrests and use blue lights47 and traffic radar. They may also be specially authorized by the State Law Enforcement Division (SLED) to issue Uniform Traffic Tickets to violators.48 Security Officers are licensed or registered (as appropriate) by SLED for one year at a time. Training for unarmed officers is 8 hours, an additional 8 hours is required for a security weapons permit or a concealed security weapons permit. Additional hours are required to be documented for officers issuing public or private tickets as well as officers who will be using batons, pepper spray or tasers.

Security Guard - Wikipedia A museum guard in 1935.

Virginia Since the 1980s, Security Officers in Virginia are required to be certified by DCJS (Department of Criminal Justice Services, the same agency that certifies law enforcement officers).49 To be certified as an unarmed security officer one must go through 18 hours of classroom training from a certified instructor in order to obtain this card and it must be done by the end of their 90 days after hire with a Security company.

Every two years the card must be renewed, by completing an in-service with a certified instructor. To be certified as an armed security officer one must complete an additional 24 hours of firearms training, 8 hours of training in conducting a lawful arrest, and qualification with the type and caliber of weapon they intend to carry. Firearms endorsements must be renewed annually by completing an in-service and passing a firearms qualification. Certified armed security officers are authorized under state code to arrest50 for any offense committed in their presence while they are on duty at the location they are hired to protect. Unarmed officers have no arrest powers. They also are granted the authority by the state law to issue summons to appear in court51 for felonies and misdemeanors. Virginia also allows security officers to attend additional 40 hours of training to become certified as Conservators of the Peace (Special Police) for the company employing them. This appointment is performed by a Circuit Court Judge, wherein the officer is actually sworn in and has the powers of a police officer on property they are working, as well as the lawful duty to act upon witnessing any felony and the ability to pursue fleeing felons. Such sworn officers are also permitted the use of sirens and red lights.

Those who handle K-9s, work as dispatchers, alarm responders, private investigators, instructors, bounty hunters, armored car couriers and Executive Protection Specialists are other categories of training regulated by DCJS with additional training requirements. All positions require State Police and FBI background checks.

St. Louis, Missouri Security officers are required to be licensed by the St. Louis County Police Department or St. Louis Police Department. St. Louis County security officer training is a two-day class and yearly renewal class. Armed officers must shoot bi-annually to keep their armed status. County license is called a Metropolitan License, meaning it is good for St. Louis City and County.52 The St.

Louis City web site has all the information regarding licensing requirements, as they are the same in the city and county.53

Texas There are three types of Security Officer license types in the state of Texas. Each requires a certain level of training. All training and licensing is regulated by the Department of Public Safety’s Private Security Bureau.54 The three types of licenses are

Non Commissioned Security Officer (Level II) A Non Commissioned Security Officer is unarmed and must wear a distinctive DPS approved uniform. The main purpose of this type of officer is the phrase most associated with security, Observe and Report. The Security Officer is generally there to be a good witness.
  • Required Training : Level II/Non Commissioned Officer requires 6 hours of classroom based training. This course may be taught by any licensed company directly to new hires. The Owner, Qualified Manager, or a designee of the Qualified Manager may teach the course. At the completion of the course the candidate must pass a multiple choice exam. There are no pre requisites to this course or license.55
  • Background Check: FBI background check and electronic fingerprint imaging
  • Renewal: Submission of renewal fee every two years.

    No required renewal course.

Commissioned Security Officer (Level III) Security Guard - Wikipedia A patrol vehicle use by Priority Protection & Investigations in Texas A Commissioned Security Officer openly carries a handgun 56 and may also carry a baton,57 chemical dispensing device (OC),58 Taser, etc. Commissioned Officers also must wear a distinct DPS approved uniform 59 and can at no time conceal their weapon while on duty and/or in uniform.60 The main purpose of this type of officer is to actively prevent and deter crime. Observe and report is now a secondary function and the officer is to actively protect the clients and property in accordance with clients procedures as well as state/federal law.
  • Required Training: Level III/Commissioned Officer requires a 40-hour Level III course. The training for this license consists of classroom based learning, defense tactics, handcuffing, and firearms training. At the completion of the course the candidate must pass a firearms proficiency test and a multiple choice exam. This license requires the previous Level II course to be completed first. This course may only be taught by a licensed Level III instructor working under a state licensed Level III security training school.61
  • Background Check: FBI background check and electronic fingerprint imaging
  • Renewal: Submission of renewal fee and proof of completion of a 6-hour re-qualification class taught by a Level III instructor under a Level III training school. The re-qualification course requires completion of a multiple choice exam and a firearms qualification. This is done every two years.
Personal Protection Officer (Level IV) A Personal Protection Officer (PPO) directly protects the life of their client.

PPO’s are the only license type able to wear plain clothes while working. PPO’s in plain clothes MUST conceal their firearm, and they are also the only license type able to conceal their firearm at all. The Level IV/Personal Protection Officer license is tied to the Level III/Commissioned Officer license. To issue a PPO license the PPO candidate must be applying for at the same time or have already received a Level III/ Commissioned Security Officer license. The Security Officer’s Level III and IV will also have the same expiration date regardless of date issued.

  • Required Training: Level IV/ Personal Protection Officer requires a 15 hours course teaching additional law, defense tactics, considerations for personal protection of a client, and OC training. This license requires the previous Level II and Level III courses to be completed first. This course may only be taught by a licensed Level IV instructor working under a state licensed Level IV security training school.62
  • Background Check: FBI background check and electronic fingerprint imaging
  • Psychological Testing: In addition to the training and background check a PPO must also submit an MMPI (psychological test) administered by a Texas licensed Psychologist.63
  • Renewal: Submission of renewal fee and a current Level III/ Commissioned Officer license or pending renewal of Level III/Commissioned Officer license.

New Orleans, Louisiana The City of New Orleans Department of Police in accordance with New Orleans Home Rule Charter section 4-502 (2) (a) (b) and New Orleans Municipal Code 17-271 MCS 90-86, deputizes armed Security Officers, Private Investigators, College Campus Police, City, State, and Federal agencies, within the city limits, with limited Police Power as New Orleans Police Special Officers. New Orleans Municipal Code 17-271 MCS 30-1122 states It shall be unlawful for any person to act as an armed guard unless he is a Peace Officer. Louisiana R.S.

40:1379.1 (b) states the Special Officer, when performing those tasks requiring a Special Officer’s commission, shall have the same powers and duties as a Peace Officer. Special Officers may make arrest for felony or misdemeanor offenses on the property or area they are to protect, patrol, or in relation to their direct assignment. The Special Officer when making an arrest may pat down the arrested subject for weapons.

Special Officers are to turn over arrested subjects and pertaining evidence to a New Orleans Police Officer. Special Officers or to honor all subpoenas on arrest made and appear in court to testify. Special Officers when not on a particular assignment are regarded as private citizens and have no Police Power. However, Special Officers still may make an arrest for a felony, whether in or out of his presence, while not on a particular assignment, under Louisiana Law CCRP art.214 Arrest by private person; when lawful.

Security officers and the police

Security personnel are not police officers, unless they are security police, but are often identified as such due to similar uniforms and behaviors, especially on private property. Security personnel derive their powers from state or provincial laws, which allow them a contractual arrangement with clients that give them Agent of the Owner powers. This includes a nearly unlimited power to question with the absence of probable cause requirements that frequently dog public law enforcement officers. In essence, security officers keep private property / persons safe from hazards, whereas police officers protect entire communities by enforcing laws and arresting suspected offenders. Some jurisdictions do commission or deputize security officers and give them limited additional powers, particularly when employed in protecting public property such as mass transit stations. This is a special case that is often unique to a particular jurisdiction or locale.

Additionally, security officers may also be called upon to act as an agent of law enforcement if a police officer, sheriff’s deputy, etc. is in immediate need of help and has no available backup. Some security officers do have reserve police powers and are typically employed directly by governmental agencies. Typically, these are sworn law enforcement personnel whose duties primarily involve the security of a government installation, and are also a special case. Other local and state governments occasionally enter into special contracts with security agencies to provide patrol services in public areas. These personnel are sometimes referred to as “private police officers”. Sometimes, police officers work as security personnel while not on duty.

This is usually done for extra income, and work is particularly done in hazardous jobs such as bodyguard work and bouncers outside nightclubs. Police are called in when a situation warrants a higher degree of authority to act upon reported observations that security does not have the authority to act upon. However, some states allow Licensed Security Officers full arrest powers equal to those of a Sheriff’s Deputy. In 1976, the Law Enforcement Assistance Administration‘s National Advisory Commission on Criminal Justice Standards and Goals reported:

‘One massive resource, filled with significant numbers of personnel, armed with a wide array of technology, and directed by professionals who have spent their entire adult lifetimes learning how to prevent and reduce crime, has not been tapped by governments in the fight against criminality. The private security industry, with over one million workers, sophisticated alarm systems and perimeter safeguards, armored trucks, sophisticated mini-computers, and thousands of highly skilled crime prevention experts, offers a potential for coping with crime that can not be equalled by any other remedy or approach…. Underutilized by police, all but ignored by prosecutors and the judiciary, and unknown to corrections officials, the private security professional may be the only person in this society who has the knowledge to effectively prevent crime.’64

In New York City, the Area Police/Private Security Liaison program was organized in 1986 by the NYPD commissioner and four former police chiefs working in the private security industry to promote mutual respect, cross-training, and sharing of crime-related information between public police and private security.

Trends

Australia

Private Security personnel initially outnumbered police. From the Australian Bureau of Statistics Report in 2006 there were 52,768 full-time security officers in the security industry compared to 44,898 police officers. But since Security Industry Regulation Act 2007 it has dropped to less than half that.

UK

The trend in the UK at the time of writing (March 2008) is one of polarisation. The market in Manned Guarding (the security industry term for the security guards most people are familiar with) is diverging toward two opposite extremes; one typified by a highly trained and well paid security officer; the other with security officers on or about minimum wage with only the minimum training required by law. Within the “in-house” sector, where security personnel are not subject to licensing under the Private Security Industry Act 2001, the same divergence can be seen, with some companies opting for in-house security to maintain control of their standards, while others use it as a route to cheaper, non-regulated, security. In a very few cases, such as the Northern Ireland Security Guard Service, security guards may be attested as Special Constables.

United States

Economist Robert B. Reich, in his 1991 book The Work of Nations, stated that in the United States, the number of private security guards and officers was comparable to the number of publicly paid police officers. He used this phenomenon as an example of the general withdrawal of the affluent from existing communities where governments provide public services. Instead, the wealthy pay to provide their own premium services, through voluntary, exclusive associations. As taxpayer resistance has limited government budgets, and as the demand for secure homes in gated communities has grown, these trends have continued in the 1990s and 2000s (decade). In the aftermath of the September 11, 2001 attacks, the trend in the US is one of a quiet transformation of the role of security guards into first responders in case of a terrorist attack or major disaster. This has resulted in longer guard instruction hours, extra training in terrorism tactics and increased laws governing private security companies in some states.

History

Security Guard - Wikipedia Standing Guard

The vigiles were soldiers assigned to guard the city of Rome, often credited as the origin of both security personnel and police, although their principal duty was as a fire brigade. There have been night watchmen since at least the Middle Ages in Europe; walled cities of ancient times also had watchmen. A special chair appeared in Europe sometime in the late Middle Ages, called the watchman’s chair; this unupholstered wooden chair had a forward slanting seat to prevent the watchman from dozing off during duty.

Notable individuals

  • The security guard Frank Wills detected the June 17, 1972 break-in at the Democratic National Committee headquarters at the Watergate office complex in Washington, D.C., ultimately leading to the resignation of Richard M. Nixon as President of the United States.
  • Christoph Meili, night guard at a Swiss bank, became a whistle blower in 1997. He told about the bank destroying records related to funds of Holocaust victims, whose money the bank was supposed to return to their heirs.
  • In 1999, Pierlucio Tinazzi rescued 10 victims from the Mont Blanc Tunnel Fire, before dying while trying to rescue an eleventh.
  • In 2001, Gary Coleman, former child actor, was employed as an armed security officer, with permits valid for both Firearm and Baton through the Bureau of Security and Investigative Services of California in the Los Angeles area. While shopping for a bullet-resistant vest for his job, Coleman assaulted a female autograph collector. Coleman said he felt “threatened by her insistence” and punched her in the head.65 He was later charged for the assault and ordered to pay her $1,665 for hospital bills.

    This also ended up getting his guard card and firearms permits revoked, however his baton permit is still valid until the year 2045. It is unknown why the other two permits were revoked but his baton permit remains. He is not allowed to carry the baton while he is not physically working as a security officer. (Firearms and baton permits issued through BSIS are open carry permits, and you are required to be in uniform, and at work, on your way to or from work to carry them otherwise a separate permit must be issued by the county in California that the individual resides to carry said item off duty.)

  • Derrick Brun, an unarmed security officer employed by the Red Lake School District in Minnesota, was praised by President Bush for his heroic role in protecting children during the 2005 Red Lake shootings: “Derrick’s bravery cost him his life, and all Americans honor him”.6667
  • Armed security officer Jeanne Assam. In 2007, Matthew Murray fatally shot two and wounded two others at the Youth With A Mission retreat center in Arvada, Colorado. A few hours later he fatally shot two others and wounded another three in the New Life Church parking lot. When Murray entered the church, he was met by armed security officer Jeanne Assam, who ordered him to drop his weapon. Assam shot and wounded Murray when he failed to comply. The pastor of New Life Church credited Assam with saving over 100 lives.
  • Richard Jewell, a security officer at Atlanta, Georgia‘s Centennial Olympic Park during the 1996 Summer Olympics who was wrongly accused of the Centennial Olympic Park bombing. Jewell was later cleared of those charges, and was in fact the one who saved hundreds of lives when he first noticed the suspicious package and got the area evacuated.

    Jewell later successfully sued several news agencies who reported him as the criminal prior to having the facts.

Unionization

Canada

Many security guards in Canada are unionized. The primary unions which represent security guards in Canada are the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW),68 Local 333, and the Canadian branch of the United Steelworkers (USW). In contrast to the legal restrictions in the United States, Canadian labour relations boards will certify bargaining units of security guards for a Canadian Labour Congress (CLC)-affiliated union or in the same union with other classifications of employees.

United States

In June 1947, the United States Congress passed the Taft-Hartley Act placing many restrictions on labor unions. Section 9 (B) (3) of the act prevents the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) from certifying for collective bargaining any unit which mixes security employees with non-security employees. This restricts the ability of security employees to join any union that also represents other types of employees. They may be part of an independent, “security-only” union, not affiliated with any coalition of other types of labor unions such as the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO). A union which also represents non-security employees may also represent and bargain on behalf of security employees with the employer’s consent. Two of the largest security unions are the Security, Police, and Fire Professionals of America (SPFPA) and the United Government Security Officers of America (UGSOA).

Security, Police, and Fire Professionals of America

In 1948 with the Taft-Hartley restrictions well into effect, the Detroit, Michigan area security guards of United Auto Workers (UAW) Amalgamated Local 114 were forced to break away and start a separate “Plant Guards Organizing Committee”. The NLRB ruled that as an affiliate of the CIO, the committee was indirectly affiliated with production unions and therefore ineligible for certification under the new restrictions. The committee was then forced to completely withdraw from the CIO and start the independent United Plant Guard Workers of America. By the 1990s, this union had evolved to include many other types of security officers and changed its name to the SPFPA.

United Government Security Officers of America

In 1992, the UGSOA was formed. It specializes in organizing federal, state, and local government security officers, but since May, 2000 has been open to representing other types of security personnel as well.

Others

The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) has also sought to represent security employees, although its efforts have been complicated by the Taft-Harley Act because the SEIU also represents janitors, trash collectors, and other building service employees.

See also

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