The Role and Responsibilities of the Security Guard
It is important to remember:
As a security guard, you are NOT a peace officer!!!
How are security guards DIFFERENT from peace officers?
Security guards do not have:
•The same job duties as peace officers;
•The same training; or
•The same powers as peace officers, according to the law.
What happens when a security guard PRETENDS to be a peace officer?
Any security guard who pretends or even implies (lets others think) that they are a peace officer is committing a crime. A person who is found guilty of impersonating a peace officer could be punished by a fine or county jail sentence and their registration may be denied or revoked.
What are a security guard's ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES?
•A security guard's role is to PROTECT people and property of their employer or contracted clients.
•A security guard's responsibility BEFORE an incident/offense has occurred is PREVENTION.
•A security guard's responsibility DURING or AFTER an incident/offense has occurred is to OBSERVE and REPORT.