I would like to announce what the difference is between being a Guard and being a Recruit.
A Guard is one who has proved to be honorable, trustworthy, and skilled enough to be given the responsibilities and privileges that a guard has. A guard can arrest anyone they deem as breaking the law. Only the Captain or the Magistrate can officially ban someone from Troll's Bane. They also have the privilege of holding a key to the Jailhouse.
A Recruit is someone who does not have a key to the jailhouse, but also does not have the authority to officially arrest someone. They can attempt to stop someone from breaking the law or hold them until a guard comes along to the official arresting, but they cannot throw someone in jail. Mainly because they do not own a key. A Recruit tries to uphold the law and reinforce the law, but has near to no authority because they are, after all, only recruits. They are expected to report any law-breaking that goes on to the Captain.
The point of being a recruit is to train under the watch of the Guard so that they have a chance to be promoted and officially take on the responsibilities and privileges of being in the Guard. They are also supplied with weapons, armor, and if they prove to be good recruits, even money. They cannot take it upon themselves to deal out punishments. They must wait for a guard to do so.
I bring this up because their seem to be a few recruits walking around doing the job of a Guard thinking that is what their position is. I believe it is my fault for not making their role clear. I hope all makes sense now. If not, please send me a dove stating so.