Public Relations and Professionalism The public relations image and professionalism of the private security industry are of grave importance. They must have a very professional image and act very professionally as well. They must follow all guidelines and procedures as they are instructed to so they do not make people turn away from law enforcement or public relations. Having public relations allows the police to have extra eyes at all times which helps them do their job better and more efficiently.
When private security has the same level of professionalism as the police or law enforcement we are enabled to better handle crime. The article let us know that some people did not think it was right for private security to be able to carry weapons or make arrests. However they do this to protect us just as the police do. Another example of their level of professionalism is when two officers followed a man from outside of his home inside and beat him in front of his wife and children.
This was not showing any professionalism at all but rather the act of violence a gang would show. The examples above lead us to understand why professionalism is such an important thing to have in this department of work. Without the level of professionalism that police and private security have people begin to lose hope in the justice system and feel unprotected. When we feel that the police or private security are not doing their jobs we will be less inclined to help them with any information or cooperation. This leads to more crime and mistrust of police and private security.
In order to correct problems such as these we need to ensure that all police and private security alike are trained properly. We need to ensure that they know when to take action and when not to when to call for backup or when to handle the situation themselves. If we can find a way for both systems to work together and follow a certain guideline then we will restore faith in police as well as private security and even prevent crime. “The Private Arm of the Law” article at http://www. washingtonpost. com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/01/01/AR2007010100665. html