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Witnesses Say Officer Issued Commands to Drop Gun Before Fatally Shooting Security Guard

In a preliminary Illinois State Police investigation released late Tuesday, witness statements showed that the officer—who was responding to a shots-fired call— "gave the armed subject (Roberson) multiple verbal commands to drop the gun and get on the ground before ultimately discharging his weapon and striking the subject."

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Texas Walmart Security Guard Stops Possible Kidnapping Attempt

A security guard at a Fort Worth (TX) Walmart store reportedly confronted a couple—a man and a woman—who were trying to take a four-year-old girl from a shopping cart, according to KRIS-TV.

Wounded, Unarmed Security Officer Helped Vegas Police End Shooting

An unarmed security guard at Las Vegas' Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino was the first to take on gunman Stephen Paddock, getting shot in the process, but providing crucial help for police looking to stop the massacre. More Here.

Video: Wounded, Unarmed Security Officer Helped Vegas Police End Shooting

An unarmed security guard at Las Vegas' Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino was the first to take on gunman Stephen Paddock, getting shot in the process, but providing crucial help for police looking to stop the massacre.

Brink's Incorporated Selects the FN 509

FN America LLC announced the award of a long-term firearms contract by Brink's Incorporated. Brink's has selected the all-new FN 509 striker-fired 9mm pistol and will issue the new sidearm to its armed security guards.

Denver Transit Officer Ambushed and Killed, Suspect "Radicalized" Convert to Islam

Scott Von Lanken, 56, was killed while working as a transit security officer with Allied Universal. Denver's RTD contracts with Allied Universal to provide security services.

Former Officers Protecting Medical Marijuana Industry in Illinois

As police officers, part of their jobs was to put away drug sellers and users. Now, former law enforcement officials are doing private security work for Illinois' now-legal medical marijuana industry.

Private Police Carry Guns and Make Arrests in Virginia

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

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

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.