Private Policing Consulting
Threats of terrorism, extremism, and violent crime combined with defunding have stressed police forces. As these defunding and re-imagining policing proliferate, they have a direct effect how police departments operate. In turn, communities and corporations begin rethinking how to protect people and secure their assets.
Dr. Pastor has been an early and long-time advocate for alternative service providers. His doctorate dissertation was on this topic in 2001, foreshadowing today’s disruptive climate. His extraordinary vision was articulated in the dissertation’s title: Assessing the Functional & Constitutional Implications of Private Security Patrols on Public Streets.
Today, SecureLaw LLCSM tackles the problem left when municipal governments are faced with difficult budgetary decisions along with increased fear and crime. Those who are ready to respond with innovative, thoughtful solutions like private policing, are the change agents who will lead the way during this transition in policing and public safety.
Dr. Pastor’s pioneering solution uses alternative service providers to perform basic police services, including order maintenance and service functions. This concept as developed and articulated by Dr. Pastor in his early groundbreaking book The Privatization of Police in America, which provided the most comprehensive treatment of private policing at that time. Doing “ride-along” research in the Marquette Park community, Dr. Pastor was likely the first researcher to have such a direct involvement in private policing. This described the impact and implications of private policing on public streets. This book begins with a look at private policing from conceptual, historical, economic, legal and functional perspectives.
This was further developed in Security Law & Methods a highly regarded casebook, where Dr. Pastor brought together legal and constitutional factors to assess security methods designed to diminish or negate the consequence of crime and misconduct.
As a thought leader in the security industry, Dr. Pastor has also contributed other significant works, including these:
“Private Policing within Public Environments,” Protection of Assets (POA) Manual, (2007) Manual is considered the “bible” of the security industry published by ASIS International.
Oxford University Press- Privatization of Policing Bibliography Comprehensive, annotated Bibliography on Privatization of Policing. Reference guide is designed to be most authoritative source for materials and publications on private policing.
Additionally, as an early advocate, Dr. Pastor previously contracted with the San Francisco Special Police, the oldest private policing arrangement in the country, being formed during the “Gold Rush” era in the mid-1800s.