Security Use of Force
Security officers and private security companies play a crucial role in providing a wide range of services to the cannabis industry. In providing such services to cannabis operations, security officers are hired or outsourced to private security companies, but sometimes they will be required to use force to protect persons and property.
Any use of force by security personnel must comply with the laws applicable to the cannabis industry and to the jurisdictional laws in which the incident occurred. To ensure compliance with applicable local laws and cannabis regulatory agencies, clear guidelines for the use of force must be provided to such security personnel by their cannabis operators.
Good training in the lawful use of force, accompanied by adherence to properly developed use-of-force guidelines, can significantly reduce risks to people and property in the area of security operations, as well as to security personnel and private security companies.
- Security Officer Responsibilities
- Use-of-Force Training Principles
- Types of Security Operations
- Deadly vs Non-Deadly Force
- Excessive and Continuum Force
- Warning Shots
- Self-Defense Principles
- Imminent Harm Threat and Measures
- Command and Control Relationships
- Facility Access Control
- Detainment Minimum Requirements
- Recording and Reporting Incidents
- Collecting and Handling Evidence
- Post-Incident Apprehension