Excerpt from Attorney Ralph Behr’s Book. Street Smarts- Criminal Law 1.01 – Under 21 Crowd. Can a “Security Guard” Make an Arrest?

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100 ‘most asked ‘ questions

CAN A “SECURITY GUARD” MAKE AN ARREST?

 Yes.

Many states permit security guards to make arrests.

Many rent-a-cops are also off duty cops out there to pick up an extra dollar.

It is best to treat a rent-a- cop with the same concern as a police officer.     But it gets worse.

Rent-a-cops are not real cops, so you don’t have constitutional rights if they violate your rights.  That’s a wow!

If a security guard tells you to stop: Stop.   Do not speak or explain.   You do not have any constitutional protections with a rent-a-cop.

Demand he release you or call a police officer.  Be smart….. be safe….. be silent.