Learning Objectives

1. Describe the history and background of private security

2. List the size of the current private security force

3. Summarize the roles and employment information of private and contract security personnel

4. Discuss the authority, requirements, and accountability of private security personnel

5. Explain the differences between private security and public police as well as the risks and benefits of a privatized security force

6. Identify possible strategies that could be implemented to mitigate the current discord between police and private security personnel