20.10.2016

Weekly News Update

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United Arab Emirates (4.10.16): Lt. Colonel Saeed Obaid Al Shamsi, director of private security firms and regulator at the Ministry of Interior declared that the launch of a new integrated electronic system is expected to be complete by the end of 2016. This new system is expected to streamline the training of private security personnel, licensing and communications between the department and private security companies.

 

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Mexico (4.10.16): Due to the continuous war on drugs in Mexico and the lack of trust in the country’s corrupt police force, some Mexican elites are turning to private security companies for protection. According to Mexico’s National Security Commission, over 1168 private security companies are registered in the country, an increase from the 173 that were registered in 2005. Commissioner Renato has proposed to create a new regulatory framework and database to ensure that these companies will be properly regulated.

 

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Mumbai (5.10.16): After several incidences with private security guards and the safety standards of these agencies, The State Information Commission has asked for all the details of private security agencies including their licensing and enquiry reports of incidences to be put online. In addition, this online system will include the name of the agency, the name of the guards and the duration of their license. This landmark regulation was passed on 29th September 2016.

 

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Cape Town (14.10.16):  After some complaints from students about the dress code of private security personnel, the Private Security Industry Regulatory Authority (PSIRA) says that new laws concerning  the hiring and the dress code of private security personnel will take effect as of next year.

 

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