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Private Police Carry Guns and Make Arrests in Virginia
March 2, 2015
More and more Virginians are obtaining police powers using a little-known provision of state law that allows private citizens to petition the courts for the authority to carry a gun, display a badge and make arrests. The number of "special conservators of the peace" has doubled in Virginia over the past decade
Video: Guard Killed in Marijuana Dispensary Burglary
February 17, 2015
An investigation was underway Tuesday morning after a security guard was shot and killed during an attempted robbery of an illegally operated medical marijuana dispensary in San Bernardino, Calif., the previous night.
Security as a Second Career
October 3, 2014
We all agree that owning our own private security firm was the right choice for us after retirement. Part of what has made our partnership a really good fit is that we all have similar backgrounds.
Ark. Panel: 13 School Districts Can Arm Teachers
September 11, 2013
A state board voted Wednesday to allow 13 school districts in Arkansas to continue using teachers, administrators and other staff as armed guards, despite a warning from the state's top attorney that the licensing law they relied upon was intended for private businesses.
Ark. AG: Arming of Teachers Not Permitted
August 5, 2013
A state board that licenses private security agencies doesn't have the authority to allow school districts to employ educators and staff as security personnel, according to a legal opinion from Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel.
Off-Duty Security Guard Shoots Waffle House Robber
July 29, 2013
An off-duty security guard eating a meal with an off-duty Atlanta Police officer shot an armed man attempting to rob a Union City Waffle House Monday morning.
Ga. College Eliminates Campus Police Force
October 23, 2012
Life University in Marietta, Ga., plans to eliminate its entire police force in favor of hiring a private security firm to monitor the campus.
Calif. Shooting Suspect Found Wearing Body Armor
October 22, 2012
The body of a man who shot five neighbors in a Saturday morning rampage was found in his Inglewood home wearing body armor and clutching a revolver with an apparent gunshot wound to the head.
Private Police Units Expand Power In Ohio
September 19, 2012
Peace officers who work separate from traditional city and county forces are playing a significant role in Ohio law enforcement, providing what one police chief calls a "necessary" service.
D.C. Chief Credits 'Hero' Security Guard In Shooting
August 16, 2012
District of Columbia police are investigating a shooting at the headquarters of the Family Research Council that injured a security guard Wednesday morning.
How Private Security Can Help Law Enforcement
May 31, 2012
I've worked in private security for many years, and in my experience there are certain steps people in this profession can take to better help law enforcement investigate incidents. Here is what police officers prefer to encounter when they arrive at the scene of a crime and need to speak with security personnel.
Ga. Open Carrier Sues Cops Who Arrested Him
May 3, 2012
An open-carry activist has sued two Forsyth County (Ga.) Police officers who arrested him at a park, after a confrontation with a private security guard.
Barricaded Suspect Who Shot Calif. Deputy Planned Ambush
April 18, 2012
The former security guard suspected of gunning down the Stanislaus County (Calif.) Sheriff's deputy and locksmith who tried to evict him had planned an extended ambush of officers.
Former Ind. Deputy Charged With Ghost Employment
April 5, 2012
The investigation determined Donald Prout was working private security while he was supposed to be serving warrants for the sheriff or attending training classes.
Association Launched for Active and Retired Law Enforcement
March 5, 2012
Corbett believes that Blue 'n' Beyond provides a critical service for officers who are approaching retirement. "The big questions for a lot of officers at the end of their careers is: How am I going to get a job? Where am I going to get a job? What am I going to do?"
Minn. City Hires Private Security for Patrol
October 21, 2011
Private security guards will begin patrolling the streets of Foley, Minn., starting Jan. 1, after city leaders decided the cost of using Benton County Sheriff's deputies would be too high.
NOPD Capt. Convicted In Security Kickback Case
April 4, 2011
A federal jury has convicted New Orleans Police Capt. Michael Rousell of conspiracy and wire fraud relating to a scheme to defraud an energy company by inflating rates for security services.
Ex-Mall Cop Arrested After Six-Hour Standoff
February 4, 2011
After spending six hours trying to talk to Marcos Gonzales, he confronted SWAT officers at his door, and they used a TASER stun gun to apprehend him around 5 a.m. Wednesday.
Rent-a-Cops, Wannabes, and Scabs—Oh, My!
July 11, 2008
You'd think that as people engaged in a profession that is no less broadstroked by the public, cops would have more empathy for security guards.
Virginia Security Company Offers Executive Protection Training for Cops
May 9, 2008
Cops are drawn to personal security work as a part-time job or employment after retirement. They need special training so they can learn the differences between being a cop and being a personal security professional, he explains.
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