29.07.2016

Weekly News Update

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India (24.07.2016): The district police administration of Jamshedepur has opened a new programme to train private security personnel for job at shopping mall and housing complexes. In the future, all police station of the city should offer such briefing for private guards. The trainings will soon also be directed for security personnel guarding commercial buildings and jewelry shops and banks.

 

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Turkey (25.07.2016): In the aftermath of the attempted coup, the government has detained or dismissed tens of thousands of people in the military, the judiciary, the education system as well as other institutions. In a decree issued under the declares state of emergency outlines that those dismissed will lose any gun or pilot license they would have and they are forbidden to work for the public sector or for a private security firm.

 

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UK (25.07.2015): The Foreign & Commonwealth Office has released the value of contracts awarded to private security companies since 2012.

 

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US (25.07.2016): Due to the very high demand for highly trained and qualified, licensed security professional, two of the top security training schools in Florida have joined forces to form the ‘Security Training Group’ (STG). This new security school will provide training ‘above and beyond state requirements’ including classes on both armed and unarmed security.

 

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Pakistan (27.07.2016): The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Directorate of Labour initiated inspections in private security companies of the province to verify they comply with labour laws. The directorate had received several complaints from personnel of private security companies about non-payment of salaries and incentives as well as working shifts not respecting the eight-hour duty duration with one-day leave per week. Companies found violating these labour law provisions would see its operating license canceled.

 

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