On Private Law Enforcement Officers

One or more private property holders can jointly hire, retain, or become, one or more private LEOs.   On behalf only of those parties who are contractual participants in the guarding arrangement, these private police can act to enforce law.   They can operate within the constraints on a common citizen, in a people-defending, property-defending, and offender-restraining manner.   Or, through approval either by the most local law enforcement investigative body, or through direct democratic approval by the most local body of voters with the number of yes's exceeding the number of no's by at least 50% of those who voted, these private guards are vested with the authority to enforce the whole of law, but only on the property they are contractually empowered to guard, and within the full set of constraints on law enforcement procedures as enumerated in this document and by law, except that he is under no circumstances required to don a distinctive or easily identifiable uniform.   A vested private LEO can, with supporting evidence, seize persons for crimes committed in the past, whereas a common citizen can only seize persons for crimes in progress or just committed.

Private guards cannot have been convicted of a biological or destructive crime, and cannot continue to be private guards if they are so convicted.

A private guard must have a primary residence (more than 180 days of residence within any 365 day period) within the geographic boundaries corresponding to one of the voting regions most local to the area he patrols (private patrols can cross state boundaries).

Private guards need not be fulltime; the duties of a private guard can be attended by any formal contractual signatory including the regular staff of a facility.

Certification as a law-enforcing private guard can be predicated only upon lack of convictions for serious crimes, knowledge of law, and knowledge of the particular tactics and procedures of law enforcement. The certification procedure must be such that anyone who is eligible to be hired as a state law enforcement officer, is certified, and any specialized training available to prospective state law enforcement officers, must be available to a prospective certificant for the same fee (payable by the prospective certificant or by a sponsor) as is required of prospective officers or their sponsors.   Entry into these training programs can (though need not necessarily) be predicated on lack of conviction for a destructive or biological crime.

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