Private Security Laws

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Private Security Laws Angie Huerta University of Phoenix SEC 350 Julie Martinez Private Security Laws From state to state many laws differ but for the most part many of the laws are the same. Laws governing legal authority: Constitutional law; Criminal law; Tort law; Contract law; and Regulatory law will be discussed. Licensing requirements for private security officers will be discussed. The Constitutional law puts limitations on the conduct of public officers but it does not give any limitations on private citizens (Private Security Advisory Council, 1976, p. 3). Therefore the constitutional law does not generally pertain to private security. Though the law could if a private security officer: acts as an agent for public officers; obtains evidence as an agent for public officers to use in prosecution; acts with deputized police powers; is employed by a public authority (Private Security Advisory Council, 1976, p. 3-4). Restraints for private security officers would be Criminal law; a social harn to which the offender is answerable to society not an individual and is punishable by law (Private Security Advisory Council, 1976, p. 4). The criminal law is the deterrent because it is assumed the law in known. Seeing the outer limits on the behavior of private security officers can show criminal instead of watching the officer on a day by day report (Private Security Advisory Council, 1976, p.4). Tort law is said as the law that governs the civil relationships between people. For private security officers tort law does not have specific authorities, but it does define, at the least, some limits on the conduct of private security personnel (Private Security Advisory Council, 1976, p. 5). Tort law gives the injured party the right to sue for damages and injuries that were caused by tortuous conduct of the private security officers. According to Private
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