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  • Eric
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    6000 Residents, that is a small city, and I believe anyone responding to complaints should then have Police training and even that level of power in a gated commuinty or not. And back up, and support from the Residents Group.

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  • N. A. Corbier
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    You should not be responding to calls for service if you are not arming your employees with defensive weapons (not firearms) and ballistic vests. If your agency is responsible for protecting life, safety, and property, then they should be armed to protect themselves and others as well as trained in the use of those weapons and defensive tactics.

    If your agency is not responsible for the protection of persons, there is no need to arm them with firearms as they may never deploy their weapons unless directly attacked while attempting to protect property. Since they are not directly responsible for the safety of others, there may be insurance issues if they use lethal force - it is not in the line of duty as they have no duty to protect others.

    Cons: More money, requires training in more than just firearms (defensive tactics, criminal law and the application of force, civil liability for security, professional communications, just at a minimum), requires screening employees (They are no longer untrained obsservers, they have the power to take life), buying firearms, buying duty gear and intermediate weapons, certifying in ASP/PR-24 and OC and handcuffing...

    The moment you strap a gun on, you need to have the whole kit. Why? Because if you have two levels of force, "Stop" and "I'll shoot," your going to jail, the agency is gonna get sued...

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  • RSTING69
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    Armed Or Unarmed??

    We are a gated community with a population of 6000 residents. Our officers are responsible for responding to calls for service within the communiy, assisting local law enforcement agencies, responding to medical and fire related calls as well. Currently we do carry any form of defensive protection let alone ballistic vests.
    Our board of directors is reviewing the possibility of arming our officers, does anyone have any pro's vs. con's to this position, we are setting forth stringent guidelines, hiring requirements, testing requirements, and seeking outside liability insurance through special security guard insurance services.

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