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Oceanside, California 92054
United States of America
Phone: (310) 490-3697
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TO ARREST TRAINING MANUAL
TO CONSIDER BEFORE MAKING AN ARREST
SECURITY GUARDS REQUIRED TO MAKE ARRESTS?
At no time are you, as a security guard, obligated to make an arrest. You may be at the
scene when a violation occurs, but you do not have to make an arrest.
ARE YOU PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES?
Your first responsibility is prevention. After a crime has been committed, your
is to observe and report.
The purpose of this training is not to encourage you to make more arrests, but to teach
you the law concerning arrest, so you will know what you can and cannot do under the
FACTORS SHOULD YOU CONSIDER?
In addition to the law, there are other important factors you should consider before
making an arrest. Here are a few:
1. PHYSICAL SIZE. Is the suspect bigger or stronger than you are? In better physical
2. WEAPONS. Is the suspect armed? Could he be carrying a concealed weapon?
3. ESCAPE. If you do not make an arrest at this moment, will the suspect get away?
Not just leave the scene - but get away completely? If you get a good description and
call the police WITHOUT DELAY, the police may be able to make the arrest.
4. TYPE OF OFFENSE. Is the offense major or minor? You should be more concerned
with major offenses. A person setting fire on a loading dock is a more likely candidate
for arrest than kids climbing a fence to steal apples from the client’s orchards.
5. RELATION TO YOUR JOB. Does the offense relate to property or persons you were
hired to protect? As a good citizen, you want to uphold the law, but your first duty is to
the client. After all, your employer is paying you!
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