GOVERNMENTS HAVE LOST THEIR MONOPOLY ON POLICING
by rmalo2 on October 16, 2013 - 4:50pm
It seems as though that police officers are slowly being outnumbered with security officers. Officers working for private security agencies have assumed great presence in crime prevention and control. These security officers are armed, patrol neighborhoods in marked cars, and wear uniforms very similar to uniforms wore by sworn police officers. It is hard to tell how big this “security industry” is because they are very difficult to classify or include them in official statistics. Their roles, functions and powers vary greatly between each company deploying them. Although the police force and security officers serve the same general functions, they have different priorities and tasks. Security officers are strictly used for protecting the private interest and assets of a company and are more interested in creating a climate favorable for business. Meanwhile, police officers are legally compelled to act in a crisis and are bound by the constitution because they are government agents.
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