Can a security guard stop, search and arrest me?
Security guards are usually employed by a store or other private business. The security guard patrols or watches the place of business and protects against theft, vandalism, or destruction of goods or property. Security guards have to be licensed in Alaska, but they are not police officers. Still, a security guard can stop and reasonably search you for the same reasons as other law enforcement officials. Security guards can arrest you to recover stolen or shoplifted property.