Aktywność agencji ochrony osób i mienia na rzecz bezpieczeństwa na poziomie lokalnym
ACTIVITY OF INDIVIDUALS AND PROPERTY PROTECTION AGENCIES IN THE FIELD OF SECURITY AT THE LOCAL LEVEL
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The Author in his article takes up the topic of local crime prevention and concentrates on the role of specialized armed security formations (SUFO), which can and should fill in this subject. Commercial protection has a relatively short tradition in Poland. In 1989 the Government began to slowly withdraw from the area of security by giving a large part of it into private hands. One of the consequences of the statutory mandate of licensed security agency is the emergence of possibility of local crime prevention with the support of these agencies. Extracted human communities living in a small territory, more often cooperate with professional agencies of individuals and property protection. Protection of Individuals and Property Act, which was proclaimed in 1997, set a range of rights and obligations for firms performing the tasks of licensed operator of protection. It left however, undeveloped area of security. In early 90’s of the last century, private firms very quickly began to explore the field of physical protection of individuals and property. The author is of the opinion, that (from the perspective of local communities) satisfactory performing tasks of individuals and property protection, includes two basic elements. One of them is to see the possibilities of allies in the struggle for peace and order of our settlements. Second one concerns SUFO (Specialized Armed Security Formations) itself – their personnel has to have appropriate qualifications, both professional and ethical, which are supposed to be supported by proper organizational level and specialized technical equipment.
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