BattleMoose wrote:Tyndmyr wrote:The powers that private detectives and security guards, from what I understand are actually severely limited, in fact they are just ordinary civilians like anyone else. They aren't police and don't have any special authority to effect arrest. The effect they have is mostly from an illusion of authority and bluff. ("Lets rob that bank instead of this one because it has fewer security guards", as an example.) At least, I am pretty sure how that works, but be mistaken on a few of the details.
This is fairly accurate in my experience, where I work we have security, but they aren't really there more to dispense badges, make sure the fire doors are secured and make sure no one looks suss, I suppose on that last one at least. There are funny weaknesses with what they are protecting but I can't talk about that. In any event they are told to call the police and act like a civilian most of the time.