• What authority and power do Armed Security have in the State of South Carolina?

    Pursuant to the SC Code of Laws 40-18-110, registered and licensed private security officers are granted the same authority and arrest power given to a deputy sheriff to arrest a person violating or charged with violating a criminal statute of SC on the property they are contracted to provide security for.


    This can include custodial arrest for serious violations and crimes, issuing citations and summons for other offenses and traffic control and enforcement. CIS provides trained officers who are knowledgeable and cognizant of their responsibilities and authority. CIS Officers can provide appropriate response to any situation that may arise.