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Roles and Responsibilities of Public Policing vs. Private Security

By | Feb. 2012
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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 Robert Peel, policing and security were interchangeable. Once Peel’s modern police force was established its role as the protector of the public degraded the need for private citizens to volunteer to secure their communities. Though professional policy took over the role of protector of the public the need for private citizens to guard buildings, commerce, and critical facilities that professional police could not because of manpower constraints was recognized.

This paper will address the historical similarities of public policing and private security. The different leadership styles involved in public policing and private security. The essential polices that separate public police and private security. Finally the need for a comprehensive security plan and how both public police and private security roles need to be overlapping to provide safety and security for the public.

The Historical Similarities of Public Policing and Private Security
Policing as a full-time profession is approximately 183 years old. This in historic contexts is new. However, the concept of protecting people, places and things is a concept that reaches back to the formation of modern society. The Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans made good use of the...

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