Uniformed & Plain Clothed Security Officers
Armed & Unarmed Officers
Special Events Security
Security Risk Assessment
Where do you need security officers?
Retail: Loss Prevention, Crowd Control
Banks & Credit Unions
Schools: Elementary, Middle, Secondary & Community Colleges
ATM's: Deposit Pick-up, Technician Security Response and Intrusion Alarm Response
Special Events: Family Reunions, Concerts, Fairs, Festivals and Sporting Events
Hotels & Motels
Private Residential or Gated Communities: Vacation Property Checks / Patrol
Residential & Commercial Alarm Response
Disaster Response - Traffic control, Power Outages
Private Parties: Residential or Business based
Courier Service - Jewels, Cash, etc.
Parking & Traffic Control - Enforce parking rules, direct traffic, provide jump starts, change tires.
ARREST AUTHORITY BY SECURITY OFFICER BY STATE
OHIO - DETENTION AUTHORIZED OF SUSPECTED SHOPLIFTER / ARREST FOR A REASONABLE BELIEF THAT A FELONY WAS COMMITTED BY THE INDIVIDUAL.
INDIANA - ARREST BY A PRIVATE CITIZEN IS PERMITTED FOR A MISDEMEANOR BREACH OF PEACE COMMITTED IN THE PERSON'S PRESENCE AND THE ARREST IS NECESSARY TO END THE BREACH OF PEACE OR A REASONABLE BELIEF THAT THE PERSON HAS COMMITTED A FELONY OR COMMITTED A FELONY IN THE PERSON'S PRESENCE.
KENTUCKY - ARREST BY PRIVATE CITIZEN WHEN PROBABLE CAUSE EXISTS THAT THE PERSON COMMITTED A FELONY OR THE INDIVIDUAL COMMITTED A FELONY IN THE PERSON'S PRESENCE. A SECURITY OFFICER IS PERMITTED TO DETAIN A SHOPLIFTER PURSUANT TO KRS 433.236 FOR A REASONABLE PERIOD OF TIME AND TURN THE OFFENDER OVER TO A PEACE OFFICER
TENNESSEE - ARREST BY PRIVATE CITIZEN FOR A MISDEMEANOR PUBLIC OFFENSE COMMITTED IN THE PERSON'S PRESENCE, A REASONABLE SUSPICION THAT THE INDIVIDUAL COMMITTED A FELONY OR THE INDIVIDUAL COMMITTED A FELONY IN THE PERSON'S PRESENCE.
MICHIGAN - THE PERSON HAS COMMITTED A THEFT OFFENSE FROM A RETAIL LOCATION, AT THE DIRECTION OF A PEACE OFFICER, REASONABLE BELIEF THAT THE PERSON HAS COMMITTED A FELONY OUTSIDE THE PERSON'S PRESENCE OR A FELONY COMMITTED IN THE PERSON'S PRESENCE.
GEORGIA - ONLY A LICENSED PRIVATE DETECTIVE OR SECURITY GUARD MAY DETAIN AN INDIVIDUAL SUSPECTED OF STEALING FROM A RETAILER FOR A PERIOD UP TO 1 HOUR AND TURN THE INDIVIDUAL OVER TO LAW ENFORCEMENT IF THEFT HAS BEEN CONFIRMED. LICENSED PRIVATE DETECTIVES AND SECURITY OFFICERS ARE IMMUNE FROM CIVIL LIABILITY FOR A SHOPKEEPER DETENTION. ALL OTHER CITIZEN'S ARREST STATUTES ARE REVOKED.
WEST VIRIGINIA - A SECURITY OFFICER MAY DETAIN AN INDIVIDUAL UP TO 30 MINUTES UPON REASONABLE SUSPICION THAT THE INDIVIDUAL COMMITTED A RETAIL THEFT OFFENSE. THE SECURITY OFFICER IS IMMUNE FROM CIVIL LIABILITY.
MISSISSIPPI - An officer or private person may arrest any person without warrant, for an indictable offense committed, or a breach of the peace threatened or attempted in his presence; or when a person has committed a felony, though not in his presence; or when a felony has been committed, and he has reasonable ground to suspect and believe the person proposed to be arrested to have committed it; or on a charge, made upon reasonable cause, of the commission of a felony by the party proposed to be arrested. And in all cases of arrests without warrant, the person making such arrest must inform the accused of the object and cause of the arrest, except when he is in the actual commission of the offense, or is arrested on pursuit.
Circumstances when any person may arrest a felon or thief.
Upon (a) view of a felony committed, (b) certain information that a felony has been committed or (c) view of a larceny committed, any person may arrest the felon or thief and take him to a judge or magistrate, to be dealt with according to law.
A citizen may arrest a person in the nighttime by efficient means as the darkness and the probability of escape render necessary, even if the life of the person should be taken, when the person:
(a) has committed a felony;
(b) has entered a dwelling house without express or implied permission;
(c) has broken or is breaking into an outhouse with a view to plunder;
(d) has in his possession stolen property; or
(e) being under circumstances which raise just suspicion of his design to steal or to commit some felony, flees when he is hailed.
Security Officers while in uniform and on duty on private property have the same powers and authority as vested in deputy sheriffs.
CLICK ON THE STATE LISTED ABOVE TO VIEW THE OFFICIAL STATE STATUTE REGARDING ARREST POWERS GIVEN TO OUR SECURITY OFFICERS BY EACH INDIVIDUAL STATE.