The Law and Arrest Part 1

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Security Operatives and Arrest This weeks article is about the the technical subject of arrest. It’s a basic legal principle which both confuses and scares people on equal measure. While it should be an easy topic to explain it is also one which has to be taken very seriously. There are many very serious legal, safety and ethical issues to …

Security Notebooks: A data goldmine

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Security Operatives notebook as a privacy risk This week is a bit of an eye opener for many people. For decades security operatives have carried and used notebooks as a staple part of their equipment. I myself still use one and strongly believe in them as an excellent tool. In fact I published a blog and short video on the …

Security Operative: Questions and Answers

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Your security questions answered Something a little different this week. This week I’m doing a bit of a rapid fire question and answer session in response to some of the questions received over the past week or so via Facebook and email. There’s also a video version of it to be added to YouTube later if you’re  too busy to …

Security Operatives Legal Powers – Know your Limits

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I had an interesting discussion this week around the topic of security operative’s legal powers while at work or indeed their lack of legal powers at work. This conversation wasn’t around any sector of the industry but as a whole. The conversation wasn’t so much about those powers or lack of but rather around how little is known about what …

Security Guard on Duty

Retail Security – I win

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This is an article which expands on a Facebook post I wrote just over a year ago now. The reason why I’m expanding on the point is because I unfortunately still see retail security operatives being injured, injuring somebody else or getting themselves in hot water with employers for failing to properly risk assess situations. A common discussion I have …