Essential laws and effective security are two elements crucial to the development of any society. A positive interplay of these elements will guarantee that societies project towards developmental goals and manage envisaged and unexpected challenges. This paper takes a look at the important roles played by laws and security in the development of a society. The paper argues that meaningful development is hinged on the availability of worthy laws and reliable security in the environment. It further avers that development cannot take place in a society without the enactment and enforcement of veridical laws on the one hand and the provision of security which guarantee the lives and properties of citizens and visitors, as well as enable a favourable environment for investment on the other hand. These contentions will then be analyzed through HLA Hart‘s conception of law.