Journal of Legal, Ethical and Regulatory Issues (Print ISSN: 1544-0036; Online ISSN: 1544-0044)


Private Security Activity: International Experience and Legal Regulation in Ukraine

Author(s): Liudmyla Ostapchuk, Vyktor Chalavan, Nataliia Kolomiiets, Maryna Kyselova, Nadiia Senchenko

The article is devoted to the study of the characteristics of private security activity, taking into account international experience and legal regulation in accordance with the current Ukrainian legislation. A particular attention was paid to the experience of the characteristics of the production of private security activities in the United States, Britain, Germany, the Netherlands, Mexico, and South Africa. A specific legislation in the field of non-state security activities in Ukraine, represented by a set of both legislative and sub-legal regulatory acts was determined. The legislative definition of the concept of security activity and the subject of security activity was given. An attention was drawn to the mandatory requirement of the Ukrainian legislation on the licensing of security services by non-state security agencies. The issues of control over the activities of private security organizations by the state, as well as the establishment of special qualification requirements for security personnel, including non-state security structures, were studied. The distinction between legally defined features of the legal status of a police officer and a private security structure was established. The attention was focused on the legislative regulation of issues concerning interaction between non-state and state security agencies. Based on the analysis of the norms of the current Ukrainian legislation on the regulation of relations in the sphere of non-state security activity, its characteristic features were determined.

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