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Property and personal security companies as an important element of the national security system


[ 1 ] Pedagogical University of Cracow

Year of publication


Published in

Security and Defence Quarterly

Journal year: 2017 | Journal volume: vol. 16 | Journal number: no 3

Article type

scientific article

Publication language


  • Security system
  • Property and personal Security Companies
  • Specialised
  • Armed protection formation
  • Security guard

EN The author presents the results of research carried out in property and personal security companies. Th e research was carried out both on the basis of a theoretical method based on qualitative analysis of legal acts, critical analysis of scientifi c literature as well as the empirical method consisting of using research tools such as questionnaires and expert interviews. Th e research came up with a positive answer to the question: Is it possible to increase the participation of property and personal security companies in ensuring public safety in Poland? Th e author believes that it is necessary to create a symbiotic formal and legal system that determines the use of human resources in broadly considered state security and in the process of implementing the objectives of national security policy by all levels of government either, state, local or private. Th e author notes that enhancing the effi ciency of security entities is possible, inter alia, through continuous technological development and the exchange of knowledge between national security entities and the authorities responsible for managing security through regulation. According to him, the exchange of knowledge, experience and information between the public and private sectors, and the implementation of best practices in the fi eld of security for day-to-day practice, improves the eff ectiveness of security policy. One such preventive measure is the creation of a formal and legal basis for conducting a security policy based on an integrated system of exploitation of experience, in which all entities responsible for the security of the Republic of Poland participate. Th is publication indicates the direction of action that the author believes should be taken to make better use of the private security sector in the state security system.

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20 - 39




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