New regulations will help private security firms do better job

What you need to know:

  • Emphasis has been placed on training to raise service standards and spur professionalism and career paths.

  • All personnel in the industry will be required to undergo training before they can be registered with the PSRA.

  • Mandatory annual training is also required for one to renew a licence.

  • The new regulations in no way amend the parent Act and, indeed, do not grant power to arm private guards.

  • The use of firearms by guards, therefore, remains unlawful until Parliament amends the Act.

In less than six months, all individual and corporate private security service providers must have registered with the Private Security Regulatory Authority. From January 5, 2020, all users of private security services are required to only hire or engage such registered and licensed private security officers and firms.


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