23.09.2016

Weekly News Update

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India (17.09.2016): According to an article in the Sunday Guardian, the insufficient training of a large number of private security guards deployed in public or private establishments, in India, are insufficiently prepared to respond to serious threats. This lack of training jeopardizes the safety and security of people.

 

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Cameroon (20.09.2016): As of September 16, prefects are required to strictly implement the regulations regarding private security, in order to put a stop to the anarchic development of the sector in Cameroon. Only nine private security companies are adequately authorized to operate, out of the businesses providing private security services operating in the country. Implementation of this decision will force all but the nine authorized private security companies to shut down.

 

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Haiti (21.09.2016): For the second time in just over 3 months, the Haitian Government takes some surprising measures by temporarily suspending the issuing of operating authorisations of Private Security Agencies. The reason provided for these suspensions are related to the government’s intention to reinforce public security during the electoral period.

 

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US (21.09.2016): The Police Chief of Fairbanks, Alaska, was placed on leave under allegation of ‘conflict-of-interest’ related to his private security business. States records indicate that he is the sole owner of a private security business, Certified Security Services. In light of this incident, the investigation hopes to clarify the rules for city officials who run businesses in line with their official positions.

 

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Costa Rica (22.09.2016): Costa Rica’s new law, toughening private security companies firearms carrying conditions (see weekly report) has been challenged in the Constitutional Court. The challenge was filed by Libertarian Movement party legislator, José Alberto Alfaro, who claims this type of decision, should be made through a legislative decision-making process. Alfaro requested an injunction against the measure and declared it as unconstitutional.

 

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