Our home owners association is wasting money again on private security and I don't think anyone has clue as to their capabilities. We are not a gated community each and every residential is a public roadway and the company has ZERO association / relationship with our local PD Scenario 1: They drive by and see a "thug-looking" person walking out of my home with a TV. What can they do? Can they question, can they detain by force, can they come on my property to investigate. Scenario 2: A traffic crash happens on public / state road the participants start duking it out. What can security do? FYI they have NO authorization /permission to do traffic control.