Private police are members of private-sector organizations providing personnel who offer various police-related activities, usually on a contractual basis. The range and nature of the services offered has varied considerably, depending on the location and nature of the venue concerned and the changing legislative structure in force. In general, private police complement the services provided by public police officers rather than substituting for them.

Private police also have a less significant status in law and cannot perform many of the functions that public police ...

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