Of Private Security
Albeiro E. Florez
Introduction to Security Management
Due by 10 November 2013
Albeiro E. Florez, Department of Criminal Justice, University of Maryland University College.
This report is a response to Professor Michael Angelo Jackson’s project 1 directives.
Correspondence concerning this report should be addressed to Albeiro E. Florez, Department of Criminal Justice, University of Maryland University College, Adelphi eCampus, Adelphi, MD 20783.
Historical Development of Private Security
England was who America’s security systems developed their roots. Most of the first pilgrims were English citizens before entering what we now call America and they brought with them the knowledge of common law and the strategies of it.
At first, sheriffs were appointed as the legal authority, they were able to deputize other citizens so that they can assist them to enforce the law and be able to protect other citizens and property better.
Ortmeier teach us in our textbook that England has the first formal public police force, started by Sir Robert Peel in 1829 (Ortmeier, 2013). There are also records that show us the earliest organized police force in America began in Detroit and Cincinnati back in the 1800s (Ortmeier, 2013).
During these times there was no localized police force in throughout the nation. Even though, the sheriff were able to request support from local citizens, the citizens were not under contract to be able to respond.
Because of this, there was a lack of necessary support to be able to fully protect citizens. This was how the so call “vigilantes” organized themselves and started enforcing the law and pay back justice against offenders (Ortmeier, 2013).
It was then, when Wells and Fargo decided to design a protection and transport company in both sided of the Missouri River in the early 1850. Also, Alan Pinkerton formed Pinkerton...