Terms Used In South Carolina Code 40-18-110

  • arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
  • Security officer: means a person who provides security service by performing any security function, as detailed in this chapter. See South Carolina Code 40-18-20
  • statute: A law passed by a legislature.
A person who is registered or licensed under this chapter and who is hired or employed to provide security services on specific property is granted the authority and arrest power given to sheriff’s deputies. The security officer may arrest a person violating or charged with violating a criminal statute of this State but possesses the powers of arrest only on the property on which he is employed.