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Unformatted text preview: Chapter 3 Defining Security's Role Private security (pgs 37-45) There is no universal agreement on a definition or even on the suitability of the term itself. Security practices and procedures cover a broad spectrum of activities designed to eliminate or reduce the full range of potential hazards (loss, damage, or injury). See pg 39 for a list of prevention measures. There are two types of security operations: contract and proprietary. Contract: contract security services are those operations provided by a professional security company that contracts its services to a company Proprietary: operations that are "inhouse", or controlled entirely by the company establishing security for its operations. Contract vs. Proprietary Services: Costs 40-48) (pgs. Few experts disagree that contract guards are less expensive than is a proprietary unit. In house guards (proprietary) typically earn more because of the general wage rate of the facility employing them. Contract guards generally receive fewer fringe benefits, and their services can be provided more economically by large contract firms by virtue of savings in costs of hiring, training, and insurance because of volume. Hybrid Systems (pgs. 45-48) A hybrid security system is one that combines proprietary and contract services. In most hybrid systems, there is a proprietary management in place that manages the contract workers. Although contract and proprietary security operations will be around for many years, the future rests in the Hybrid system. Private Security and Public Law Enforcement (pgs. 48-51) There are several similarities and differences between private security and public law enforcement. One of the main differences between the two groups is the possession and exercise of police powers that is the power of arrest. The vast majority of private security personnel have no police powers; they act as private citizens. ...
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