If the police see a security guard hit someone or fire their weapon, they will immediately use deadly force instead of trying to arrest them.
Security Guards in GTA V
Security guards are seen again in GTA V however, they are much more improved, in abilities and models. One security guard is seen in the Los Santos Country Club, punching a member; others can be seen guarding or patrolling public areas to help keep the peace such as the University of San Andreas, Los Santos. It seems that their abilities in fighting have improved, along with their looks. The security guards are much more fit than the ones in GTA IV. Security guards are also seen guarding and patrolling certain areas and locations throughout Los Santos and Blaine County such as banks.
- Their clothing is similar to the police uniform in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City.
- Security guards only use their service handguns as a last line of defense. If you point a weapon at them, they will flee, but if you discharge the weapon in their vicinity, they will pull their gun and fire on you.
- It is unlikely an untrained security guard (which is implied in-game) would be legally armed. Many security guards are either off-duty police officers, or go through a weapons training program to be authorized for carry.
- The police will always shoot at, and usually kill, the security guard if they discharge their weapon.