Observe and Report

If you can’t prevent an incident, the proper action should be to observe and report. You should:

  • Observe carefully and
  • Report immediately to the local law enforcement and/or your supervisor.

Security Guard/Proprietary Private Security Officer’s Role

  • BEFORE the incident: PREVENTION
  • DURING OR AFTER the incident: OBSERVE AND REPORT and Notify law enforcement

The above direction is a suggestion and is at the discretion of the employer. Some employers may want their security personnel to be more proactive as long as they stay within the parameters of what is lawful regarding private persons (citizen’s) arrest.