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  • #16
    Originally posted by N. A. Corbier
    . In others, you would be deputized by the mall governing cooperative as a special police officer, and have full arrest powers.
    How can a civilian cooperative deputize special police officers and grant arrest powers? My understanding is that mall security (actually, any security) has the same arrest power as a private citizen does according to state law.
    Security: Freedom from fear; danger; safe; a feeling of well-being. (Webster's)

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    • #17
      Originally posted by Mr. Security
      How can a civilian cooperative deputize special police officers and grant arrest powers? My understanding is that mall security (actually, any security) has the same arrest power as a private citizen does according to state law.
      Some cooperatives are incoroporated under city charters, such as in large industrial complexes that are technically "towns." These can be large gated communities, such as Celebration, Florida, or the desert master plan communities of the southwest.

      The town charter provides that the cooperative is a political subdivision, and therefore has the ability to deputize sworn security forces for their malls, office complexes, and gated community patrol forces. Employees are usually sworn in on their shift by the full time chief of police/commander.

      This provides 1 full time position of "police officer," and the rest of the employees are "security officers," which lowers overhead for the cooperative and liability issues (They're only sworn on the complex, at work, and don't have to have the full police benefits package of their state, since they're non-sworn being sworn in each shift..)

      Due note: Check your state laws, they differ from state to State. Texas, for example, provides additional protection for "Commissioned Private Security Officers," including statutory redefinition of battery to felony status, and limited arrest powers. Florida provides this redefinement for security officers employed by a junior college, as well.

      Wisconsin provides blanket "privileges" to Wisconsins Private Security, Private Detective, and Private Police Officers in the performance of their duties, such as the authorization to carry on their person a firearm in a moving vehicle (illegal for citizens -- makes deer hunting from trucks illegal), the authority to carry a firearm in a city where poesssion of handguns are illegal by city ordinance (There are quite a few), and the authority to "go armed" without creating a disturbance (WI Police are instructed to arrest on sight any person within a town or city who is legally openly carrying a firearm, as such conduct is disorderly and a breach of the peace.)
      Last edited by N. A. Corbier; 09-24-2005, 02:07 PM.
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      • #18
        Thanks for the clarification. My answer to this thread's original question: I work as a corporate security officer and as a security consultant.
        Security: Freedom from fear; danger; safe; a feeling of well-being. (Webster's)

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        • #19
          The mall. It is REALLY cool. There is never a dull moment, and the local PD loves us! I would really like to get hired on with them!

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          • #20
            Type of Security

            State Jail Captain, I work in a Prison.
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            • #21
              Originally posted by dla4079
              State Jail Captain, I work in a Prison.
              I ask this of most jailers I meet. Are you guys private corrections, like Transcorp or Wackenhut Government Services, or are you sworn state employees?
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              • #22
                Armed patrol, in vehicle, to various types of properties - commercial businesses, warehouses, apartment complexes, and residences.
                Protection of the property itself and the people on it while present at the location.
                Response to various complaint calls - disturbances, investigate suspicious activity, certain criminal activity.
                Response to burglar and fire alarms.
                "We appreciate all the hard work you've done, the dedicated hours you have worked, and the lives you have saved. However, since this is your third time being late to work, we are terminating your employment here."

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                • #23
                  Originally posted by EMTFirefighter
                  Detention guards/officers are sworn in your state?
                  Some are sworn, some are non sworn. It depends on how pissed off the deputies get when they find out the sworn detention officers can take their prisoner transport short-calls away from them.

                  In Florida, however, Wackenhut Private Corrections Officers are sworn, as are all correctional deputies. There is no such thing as a "jailer," or non-sworn detention officer.
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                  "Every time I see another crazy Florida post, I'm glad I don't work there." ~ Minneapolis Security on Florida Security Law

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                  • #24
                    Major metro hospital. 20 officers per shift.

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                    • #25
                      Unarmed bank guard.

                      I work in a rough neighborhood spending most of the day standing outside by the banks front door with a big bullseye painted on my back.

                      It's actually pretty dangerous, if I stand TO CLOSE to the door I can get hit by it when it swings opens. And it takes brains too, if I'm standing TO FAR from the door I can't always reach it in time if someone needs help opening it. If we reach it at the same time, it can GET UGLY. Really keeps me on my toes. I generally try to open the door for old ladies, and old men, and busty women, and pretty much everyone else. Until I get tired, then I pretty much ignore everyone.

                      Though it probably sounds exciting it's actually the dullest job I've ever had. There's a big digital clock across the street (at another bank) and I spend most of the day staring at it. 2:56....2:56...............2:56.................2: 57 (yippee!)..............2:57.............(you get the idea).

                      I'll probably ask for a transfer soon to a post that actually requires me to do SOMETHING.

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                      • #26
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                        Corporate. work downtown, lots of pretty girls etc.

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                        • #27
                          Community Patrol Supervisor at a Resort Community. When development is done it will be 499 acres, 1 Main Gate Officer, and 2 patrol officers per shift.

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                          • #28
                            A little over a year ago I was at a Chemical Plant. Pretty good assignment. I'm now at a Steel Mill which is much smaller than I'm used to but I have a lot more medical calls so I do very little patrol/rounds compared to the chemical plant post. One EMT and One Security Officer on at all times.
                            Hospital Security Officer

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                            • #29
                              I am a Security Officer out of a Hospital in Canada.

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                              • #30
                                Hello all. I'm new here.


                                I work at apartment complexes in a wild college town(Gainesville). Its quite surreal. One minute Ill be kicking a drunk spoiled jerk out of my complex, the next minute I will be talking to gorgeous female residents who are flirting with me. During football season its rarely boring.
                                Its a huge change from working car lots, construction sites, in N.Y.S.

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