The civilian private security services sector encompasses a wide range of activities, and regulation should extend to as many of these as is practicable to avoid loopholes, ensure accountability and maximize the contribution of private security to crime prevention and community safety. The authorizations and limitations of the civilian private security sector should be set out in relevant legislation. If private security workers have special powers or the right to carry weapons, this should be made explicit and regulated as applicable. Areas where private security entities are not expected to operate should be identified in the legislation. The safety and working conditions of civilian private security operatives require specific attention. Even if there is general regulation protecting operatives, the unique challenges of the civilian private security sector may necessitate specialized regulations.