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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.

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