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Originally posted by Domo1
So basically they are permitted security guards... they dont neec warrants if they see a crime commited in their presence... they may be able to access LE info if its relevant... I dont see this as a big deal. When I worked security I was involved with the Organized Retail Crime program and we shared info with LE. I was allowed to arrest people.We communicated with the FBI, local PD, Sherrifs, State Patrol, Postal Service (whos investigators carry guns and have police powers) etc. They shared info with us all the time and we did the same. Ever see those guys that drive armored trucks? They carry guns. Meh, its interesting news but I dont think its much different than the way things have been for a looong time.
Originally posted by superluminal11
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(q) Uniform protection authority for Federal reserve facilities
(1) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, to authorize personnel to act as law enforcement officers to protect and safeguard the premises, grounds, property, personnel, including members of the Board, of the Board, or any Federal reserve bank, and operations conducted by or on behalf of the Board or a reserve bank.
(2) The Board may, subject to the regulations prescribed under paragraph (5), delegate authority to a Federal reserve bank to authorize personnel to act as law enforcement officers to protect and safeguard the bank’s premises, grounds, property, personnel, and operations conducted by or on behalf of the bank.
(3) Law enforcement officers designated or authorized by the Board or a reserve bank under paragraph (1) or (2) are authorized while on duty to carry firearms and make arrests without warrants for any offense against the United States committed in their presence, or for any felony cognizable under the laws of the United States committed or being committed within the buildings and grounds of the Board or a reserve bank if they have reasonable grounds to believe that the person to be arrested has committed or is committing such a felony. Such officers shall have access to law enforcement information that may be necessary for the protection of the property or personnel of the Board or a reserve bank.
(4) For purposes of this subsection, the term “law enforcement officers” means personnel who have successfully completed law enforcement training and are authorized to carry firearms and make arrests pursuant to this subsection.
(5) The law enforcement authorities provided for in this subsection may be exercised only pursuant to regulations prescribed by the Board and approved by the Attorney General.