I worked there as a department manager for a couple years after I retired from the Army, and frequently was put in a position where I had to collar or chase thieves through or out of the hospital down the streets of Richmond (yes I was younger and in much better shape back then). Usually I'd end up chasing the miscreant past the security desk and yell to the guard to call the police. They sat on their lazy ass and did just that. None ever bothered to assist me. Even when I grabbed a compliant thief and took them to my office and called the VCU police, they'd ask me 40 questions to describe the guy and the circumstances over the phone while he was sitting in front of me before they dispatched an officer, and then it sometimes took 15-20 minutes for a cop to show up as I sat in the office waiting with the criminal. No guns allowed, for employees or visitors (fairly typical for hospitals), and the security guards were unarmed too.