Ask a Stoner: Can Off-Duty Cops Work Security at Dispensaries? – Westword

<a href="https://media1.fdncms.com/den/imager/u/original/12334994/stoner.jpg" rel="contentImg_gal-12298871" title="WESTWORD" data-caption="   Westword” class=”uk-display-block uk-position-relative uk-visible-toggle”> click to enlarge Dear Stoner: Are off-duty cops allowed to work security at a dispensary? Some Denver security guard was decked out in gear: a tactically tucked combat knife, bulletproof vest, holstered gun — and a shiny badge that I couldn’t totally make out.
Irish Smoke

Dear Irish Smoke: I’ve seen a lot of armed security guards and maybe a bulletproof vest or two during all my dispensary visits, so I wouldn’t be surprised to run into the Call of Duty wannabe that you describe. I don’t see how tactical boots and a combat knife will make a pot shop safer, but those try-hards are out there.
<a href="https://media1.fdncms.com/den/imager/u/original/12335023/flex-point-security-jx9slyyugc0-unsplash.jpg" rel="contentImg_gal-12298871" title="UNSPLASH/FLEX POINT SECURITY" data-caption="   Unsplash/Flex Point Security” class=”uk-display-block uk-position-relative uk-visible-toggle”> click to enlarge Because of the plant’s federal status, a lot of pot shops operate only in cash, making them a target for burglaries and even armed robberies in some cases. Certain dispensaries will hire armed security guards during store hours, but it’s highly unlikely that any of those are off-duty Denver cops. According to the Denver Police Department Operations Manual, no officer

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