I'd send these guys packing, but hey what do I know? I am an old ETS'd military guy who works for uncle sam and sometimes..
I work on the side doing gigs during free time on the week ends.
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11-30-2012, 07:44 PM #11
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12-02-2012, 04:24 AM #12Junior Member
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Ahh, welcome to the damned if you do, damned if you don't world of security where doing to right thing can cost you your job.
I can't fault the guards here too much without knowing ALL the facts. Here, in Minnesota, a private person (security) could have made an arrest in this case. Here a private person can arrest someone else if the facts are such that would lead a reasonable person to believe a felony has been committed. Abducting a kid is a felony and the guards would not have had to have seen the abduction to arrest.
However, what one can legally do and what the client or contractor demands that they do are two different things. Many guards are told that doing anything besides O/R will lead to their dismissal and failure by the company to cover them in any litigation since they are breaking the rules. Not too mention that these guards nay be frail old men with no cuffs or ability to detain or arrest.
This is another one of these cases where the people are duped into thinking most security guards are there to protect them and are trained, equipped, and authorized to take action.
I sincerely believe that if most people knew just how little "security" their security guards provided, they would be shocked.