06/15/2010 - Private security guards blocked a local television reporter's access to workers cleaning up oil from a local public beach last Friday, directly contradicting claims from BP that it has not restricted media access to the ongoing clean-up operation.
05/28/2010 - The Federal Protective Service is falling short on monitoring the ability of its guards to protect federal buildings, according to a report released by the Government Accountability Office. The government watchdog found once again that its investigators could sneak guns, knives, and fake bombs past contract security guards.
02/12/2010 - The vicious beating of one teenage girl by another inside a downtown Seattle transit tunnel as three private security guards watched has led the city's metro department to rethink its security policies.
12/23/2009 - A new law (formerly S.B. 741) in California regulates proprietary security officers. Under the bill, proprietary officers are required to register with the same state agency that was already charged with regulating contract officers. Proprietary officers must also undergo a background check and be issued a license. Officers must complete initial training and undergo an annual review by the state to maintain their licenses.
12/17/2009 - Outraged parents and a national civil rights organization are demanding an investigation into allegations made by a Philadelphia high school junior that two school police officers beat him for being late to school, according to
12/11/2009 - The powerful private military contractor Blackwater regularly participated in covert "snatch and grab" operations of suspected Iraqi and Afghani insurgents with the CIA for two years, reports The New York Times.
10/23/2009 - A security guard at Newark Liberty International Airport has been arrested for allegedly telling a colleague that he would assassinate President Barack Obama as well as for contraband after police found 50 "cop-killer" bullets and a stolen rifle in his New Jersey home, reports New York's Newsday.
09/11/2009 - The fallout from the scandal involving private security contractors protecting the U.S. Embassy Kabul continues to rise up the management ladder, according to allegations levied by two ArmorGroup North America whistleblowers.