Duty of Care, Negligence and Liability in the Security industry

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Duty of care This week I’m going to go all legal and talk about duty of care. These 3 words on which a significant amount of business in the security industry are based. The words are used over and over in operations records, assignment instructions and legal issues around the security industry but how much does the average security operative …

The Law and Arrest Part 2

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Security Operatives Power of Arrest Following on from the previous article on this subject I want to go a bit further into the topic of power of arrest. In the last article we covered some areas including the legality of arrest. The basis for arrest and some legislative areas. In this article I’m want to develop that a little. I …

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 …

False Arrest Part 2- The Aftermath

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In the first part of this article we looked at some of the causal factors that contribute to false arrests as well as some preventative measure for reducing the risk of such an incident. In this article I would like to look at some of the more specific points around false arrest. I’m going to go back to that horrible …

False arrest, ego and the perils of temptation

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Let’s start this article off with a scenario. It has been a quiet morning in the store when you spot him. He’s watching the camera, fidgeting nervously as he walks into one of your high risk merchandise areas and opens his jacket. Everything about his behaviour is telling you he’s going to steal. Adrenaline starts going now as he selects …