02.12.2016

Weekly News Update

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Russia (28.11.16): Special Forces veterans from the U.K and other countries may become instructors at a private military base that is being built in the Chechen city of Gudermes (south of Moscow). According to a military observer with the Izvestiya daily, Alexei Ramm, these foreign instructors will be training personnel for Russian private security companies as well as special-purpose troops from the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) and other foreign countries on a commercial basis.

 

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United States (29.11.16): A Cleveland police officer, Theodore Perez, has been charged in a 53-count indictment accusing him of illegally using a state-wide police database to run his private security company. His security business, Precision Security Agency, provided armed and unarmed security guards, and taught concealed weapons carrying courses. Perez faces several charges including operating a business without a license and failing to pay his sales tax for the business.  

 

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Belgium (30.11.16): After the last terrorist attack that took place in Brussels, which targeted Brussels International Airport and a train station in the capital, killing 32 people and wounded 300 others; the Belgian Interior Minister, Jan Jambon, expressed that private security guards in the country will be allowed to practice some of the duties that the public police do. These practices include participating in questioning people to verify their identities or inspecting their bags as part of the new regulations adopted by the government concerning the work of private companies. This new regulation will also enforce tough requirements for private security companies regarding the recruitment and training of security guards.

 

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Palestine (30.11.16): Three private security companies are now competing in Gaza, offering protection for high-profile Arab and Western delegations or cautious businessmen shifting goods and cash around the fenced-in territory. The Islamist group, Hamas that has run Gaza since 2007 does not object to competition from private companies, as long as they coordinate with the authorities. Akram Al-Balawi, who runs Castle Security Company, said that he had 6,000 applicants when he announced that he was hiring.  The Interior Ministry spokesman, Eyad Al-Bozom, declared that private security is still as new experience but the government are keen to pursue and develop the industry. 

 

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