IAEPA Legal Services
The International Academy of Executive Protection Agents is dedicated to protecting not only its clients, but its agents as well. There have been many incidents where EP agents have been prosecuted for using "Excessive Force" in the performance of their duties while protecting their client(s).
Because of the "gray areas" that surround the use of unarmed self defense and excessive force issues, this organization provides its members with the legal information regarding self defense issues and the "Use of Force" in all (50) states, to assist in educating our members on the legalities, repercussions and do's and don'ts that may bring legal action against them.
We also act as a referral agency to link our members up with the proper attorneys that specialize in self defense and use of force liability issues, many of them martial artists themselves. In a business where protecting your client is your #1 focus, this information is invaluable and a must to have access to in protecting not only your client, but yourself as well.
Click on the links below for laws pertaining to working Security and Executive Protection in the State of Georgia, and Gun Laws of your state.
Note: It is advised that you check the laws of your state as they apply to working executive protection or plain clothes armed security. There may be additional certifications or licensing required in order for you to work legally in your state.
YOUR CERTIFICATIONS ARE LEGAL DOCUMENTS and TRAINING SHOULD BE CONDUCTED BY A STATE LICENSED FACILITY AND A STATE LICENSED CLASSROOM AND FIREARMS INSTRUCTOR.
Your certificate should carry the name and license number of the instructor and company license number of the training facility, should you end up in court for liability or a lawsuit. - All should be State Certified and the training facility must carry adequate and current Liability Insurance (in case of injuries)? Do not get caught carrying a Baton, Stun Gun / TASER, Handcuffs, OC Spray or any other weapon without the proper legal licensed certifications.
White Weapons Card vs. Blue/Guard Weapons Carrying Cards - There is no such thing as In House-Armed Security – unless the agency is licensed. Let No one lie to you on this subject.
PROTECT YOUR LICENSE & CAREER …If working Armed Guard / Security duties, you MUST carry a valid current “Blue/Guard Weapons Card”. BLUE GUARD CARDS ARE NOT INTERCHANGEABLE BETWEEN SECURITY AGENCIES!
Per STATE OF GEORGIA CODE 509-3-10 & 509-3-11:
· White Card – LEGAL for personal use only, ILLEGAL for Guard / Security work
NO STATE MANDATED REQUIREMENTS
· Blue/Guard Card – Sanctioned and LEGAL for Guard / Security work
REQUIRES STATE MANDATED LICENSED INSTRUCTOR
What is Mediation?
Mediation, also known as (Dispute Resolution) is part of the Supreme/Superior Court system.
Certified Court Mediators, mediate/discuss disagreements between two parties in an effort to resolve their differences as opposed to hiring an attorney to represent them in court.
Mediation gives both parties a chance to resolve their disagreements with the help of a certified/registerd court mediator who is an expert at resolving disagreements. If the two parties are able to work out an agreement, the mediator helps the parties write a formal, legal agreement that both parties can live with.
Benefits of Mediation:
- Avoid Court Filing Fees
- Avoid High Cost of Litigation
- Avoid Attorney Fees
- Avoid Long Waiting Periods
- Identify Important Issues
- Clarify Misunderstandings
- Explore Solutions
- Negotiate a Settlement
- Control Your Situation
Security Related /Areas of Mediation:
- Executive Protection Disputes
- Law Enforcement Disputes
- Security Company Disputes
- Bodyguard/Bouncer Disputes
Other Areas of Mediation Include:
- Family Disputes
- Child Custody
- Civil Rights
- Special Education
- Landlord / Tenant
- Personal Injury
- Employee / Job
- Domestic Violence
For a complete explanation of the Georgia Private Detective and Security Agencies Act click on link below.