07.11.2016

Weekly News Update

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Jamaica (25.10.16): The Minister of National Security Robert Montague has announced that his ministry will be signing a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with private security firms. The minister wants to continue to forge partnerships in the fight against crime and collaborate more closely with the community. In this regard, the ministry will also be signing an MOU with the church.

 

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United States (26.10.16): Private security guards who deployed dogs on protestors at the North Dakota oil pipeline were not properly licensed and could potentially face criminal charges. According to the Morton County Sheriff’s office, these private security guards are not licensed to do security work in the state of North Dakota. In addition to this, the private security company, Frost Kennels, has not been cooperative in the investigation and is not a registered security company.

 

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United States (29.10.16): Private security business has augmented in Columbia, Missouri since 2010. Eight business licenses have been issued to companies that provide guards for security purposes. As the number of residents in the area has increased, the number of security guards in the area increased. Alex Dixon, who works for Signal 88 Security, believes that the industry is growing because the Columbia police force does not have the resources to respond to every call in a timely manner.

 

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Guyana (31.10.16): The Guyana Association of Private Security Organisations (GASPO) elected a new Executive Committee. The new President has expressed his interest to improve the roles of GASPO, including having amendments made to the Private Security Act, providing ongoing training opportunities, expanding the membership base and greater cooperation with the Guyana Police Force.

 

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