The same authority that enables them to carry firearms.
Depends on the regulations where you are. Many Special Police Officers DO have the same authority as city or county police officers, but for specialized areas. Some of them DO carry firearms.
Contrary to popular belief, the police in England ARE armed. Most departments have armed-response officers on duty at all times. Most supervisors carry firearms in their vehicles, as well. While it is true that not ALL officers carry firearms on duty, there is considerable disagreement as to whether this should be changed.
For the actual answer, you will have to check with the departments in question. In some cases, due to congestion, and extremely close proximity to others, officers do not carry firearms. This is the case with correctional officers working inside prisons.
No. NYC school safety officers are not police officers, and are not permitted to carry firearms on or off duty.
In the United Kingdom, certain police officers are qualified to carry firearms.
Volunteer police officers are usually called reserve or auxiliary police. Not all states or agencies have reserves, and some employ some or all of them in a non-sworn capacity where they do not have powers of arrest or carry firearms. More commonly, reserve or auxiliary police officers and sheriff's deputies have training similar to regularly-salaried officers, wear the same uniform and equipment, including firearms, and have the same powers of arrest while on duty. Most do not have these same police powers while off duty, although regular police officers do.
British Police services have there firearms units which officers within are armed with the standard police equipment (CS spray, baton, cuffs and the protective clothing). In addition these officers will carry tasers, additional protective clothing and be armed with the Glock 17 self loading pistols as sidearms, and the Heckler and Koch MP5 carbines as primary. In addition to this certain forces for example the Metropolitan service have higher trained officers known as Specialist Firearms Officers or SFO's who undertake additional training and may carry and be trained in a more varied selection of firearms.
In most cases, yes. If the police in your area are armed then you would also be required to carry and qualify with firearms.However, this is not always the case. In countries such as those within the United Kingdom, the standard police officers are unarmed, with only trained Authorised Firearms Officers ever carrying firearms.This is occasionally true in the United States. For example, the Traffic Enforcement officers of the New York Police Department do not carry firearms.Additional Information: the un-armed traffic enforcement officers referred to above, although uniformed, are CIVILIAN EMPLOYEES of the department. Their authority is much the same as school crossing guards. They are NOT sworn law enforcement officers and do not possess the power of arrest.
In most cases, constables look like police officers. They often have the power to arrest but usually do not carry firearms.
No. Most correctional officers do not carry firearms.
There are several opinions surrounding this, but currently New Zealand Police do not carry firearms when on patrol. Instead, they carry batons and pepper spray.
British firearms officers carry Glock 17's, the HK MP5's and sniper rifles when required.
Yes. Both the RCMP and local police forces carry firearms.
The only police to use firearms in the UK, are specialised groups such as the Civil Nuclear Constabulary, or special teams within territorial police forces. When the metropolitan police force was established, officers did not carry guns.
No need, they have SWAT for that
Yes they do. They carry the X26
Yes, they are law enforcement officers.
Only Firearms Authorised Officers carry guns in the United Kingdom, and they typically are very few out of the entire police force of any given area, although there are a few exceptions in the United Kingdom where the majority or all police officers are armed, such as Northern Ireland.