Continuing Ed: Legal Aspects of Private Security (2 Hours)
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Course Description: This comprehensive course provides an in-depth exploration of both criminal and civil law, highlighting their definitions and distinguishing differences. It begins with an overview of the various sources of law and then focuses on common civil offenses that private security officers may encounter, along with strategies for effective conflict resolution, such as the use of verbal judo, to mitigate potential legal disputes.
A significant portion of the course is dedicated to understanding the private security officer’s authority in questioning individuals and the relevant constitutional amendments and court cases that govern these interactions. This includes detailed discussions on the legalities of searches and seizures, the classification of criminal offenses, and the protocols for conducting employee inspections.
Moreover, the course addresses the critical topic of a security officer’s power to make a citizen's arrest. This includes the procedural aspects from initiating an arrest to providing testimony in court. Students will gain a thorough understanding of the legal responsibilities and limitations of a security guard, equipping them with the knowledge to perform their duties within the boundaries of the law.
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