Private Patrol Operator License Defense Lawyers
A busy executive works well into the evening hours, answering important emails, finishing reports and basking in the serenity of an empty high-rise office building. He finally gathers up his laptop and briefcase and heads to the elevator, anticipating an early morning the next day. And as he hears his footsteps echo in the abandoned corridors, he is reassured in the knowledge that a security guard is watching him as he reaches the lobby, where a familiar face offers him a warm farewell.
Your responsibilities as a security guard — protecting individuals, buildings and property from fires, robberies or other types of damages — is one taken seriously by those you serve. Whether you work as a security guard in a store, at a mall, in a government office, at a factory, office building, nightclub, bank or museum, we look to you to keep us safe. You may also be employed as a private patrol operator, private patrol person or private security guard (bodyguard).
Your diligence in securing and checking doors, lights, windows and alarm systems to ensure they are operating effectively relieve us of worry, enabling us to do our jobs. The high tech systems security guards are capable of using would be daunting for most of us to learn, making us grateful for the safeguarding you offer us on a daily basis.
Because you can be put in harm’s way and have such important responsibilities, California requires that security guards be fully background-checked and licensed. The amount of training you receive can vary according to the type of security you offer, but many of you come from having experience in the public sector, with backgrounds in law enforcement or the military. For higher-level positions, you must undergo extensive training in weapons retention, firearm safety, and laws regarding the use of force.
Lines can often become blurred between law enforcement and security guard duties and even the failure of equipment can wreak havoc when an incident occurs on your watch. These and a host of other liabilities can cause your license to become challenged, robbing you of the livelihood for which you have established a solid reputation. Don’t go into court alone if this happens to you. Our attorneys are experienced in defending licenses issued through the Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Security and Investigative Services. Call us at (800) 456-3767 to get more information.