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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.

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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.

Ark. Panel: 13 School Districts Can Arm Teachers

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

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

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

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

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

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

District of Columbia police are investigating a shooting at the headquarters of the Family Research Council that injured a security guard Wednesday morning.

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How Private Security Can Help Law Enforcement

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.

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