Here is statute 843 and (6) and (8): http://www.leg.state.fl.us/STATUTES/index.cfm?App_mode=Display_Statute&URL=Ch0843/titl0843.htm
I have reviewed the statute. The statute merely says that a "watchman" can be guilty of a misdemeanor
by failing to assist police when asked. Furthermore, a lay person can be guilty of a misdemeanor by claiming to be a Florida police officer, etc. or a "watchman" (and in this sense a watchman employed by law enforcement or state enforcement only as used in the description) when the person is not.
These statutes do NOT give a private security officer police power. That power would have to come from the state in a statute that says that. This statute says that a "watchman" must help police and that a lay person cannot claim to be a police officer or government enforcement officer without having those credentials. Police power could only be given in a specific statute and these statutes do not transfer that power.
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