Roles and Responsibilities of Public Policing vs. Private Security

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Roles and Responsibilities of Public Policing vs. Private Security ASJ-502 February 6, 2012 Abstract This paper explores the similarities and differences of public police and private security throughout history. How the criminal justice system and public police and private security are linked to each other. The essential policies that have been developed and how these police have assisted in the cooperation between police and private security. Finally, the need for a comprehensive security plan will be discussed and the reasons why each plan requires operational linkage. Roles and Responsibilities of Public Policing vs. Private Security Prior to 1829s establishment of the London Metropolitan Police Force by Sir…show more content…
The majority of criminal cases that are adjudicated in the court systems start with a patrol officer making a traffic stop or responding to a call for assistance. Law (Criminal Justice System) and Order (Law Enforcement) are interconnected and provided the democratic system of security and justice. The relationship of private security and the criminal justice normally have a similar link, which is law enforcement. The reason that there is no direct connection is that private security core mission is to provide safety and security for a paying vendor. Private security has a responsibility to enforcement company security guidelines but not public laws. This inability to link security responsibility to public law requires security organizations to bring in law enforcement to complete the link. Though the use of private security intelligence has been utilized by the criminal justice system to identify, apprehend, and prosecute criminals the linkage in obtaining this valuable information normally has gone through a law enforcement agency. Essential Policies Sir Roberts Peel’s nine principles can be seen as the foundation of law enforcement operational and enforcement policies.
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