Current Regulation of Private Police

Regulatory Agency Experience and Views

by James S. Kakalik, Sorrel Wildhorn


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A description of the licensing and regulation of the private security industry in every state and several U.S. cities. The report also includes extensive data on regulatory agency experience, complaints, disciplinary action, and the views of 42 agencies on needed changes in regulation. This report is one of a set of five presenting RAND's study of private police in the United States. The overall findings and study recommendations are summarized in R-869-DOJ.

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