08.06.2017

Weekly News Update

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India (03.06.17): The US Nagar Police shut down six private security agencies in the Rudrapur district for operating without a licence. Under the Private Security Agencies Regulation Act (PSARA) 2005, only 13 agencies in the district have a licence to operate. The Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) of US Nagar, Sadanand Date, announced that the police have been directed to check licences of security companies and if those licences do not comply with government norms, they must be shut down.

 

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Philippines (05.06.17): Following the attack at Resorts World Manila in Pasay City, the Manila Mayor, Joseph Estrada, has ordered the Manila Police District to maintain its highest defence readiness condition. Estrada also announced that he will be meeting with private security agencies to reassess their security measures and capabilities in the wake of the recent incident. The Director Chief Superintendent of the Manila Police District, Joel Coronel, declared that the MPD hopes to come up with a working agreement with these private security agencies with regards to protecting the commercial establishments within the city.

 

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Liberia (05.06.17): The General Manager and Chief Executive Officer of the Security Expert Guard Agency of Liberia (SEGAL), Mr. Momo T. Cyrus, has called on the Government of Liberia to grant private security agencies a permit to carry firearms in order to protect the lives of its citizens and contribute to the maintenance of peace in the country. According to Mr. Cyrus, the idea of allowing private security guards to carry firearms is in the interest of the country as there is not much manpower in the Liberia National Police. He believes that if these agencies are empowered with firearms, they will be able to work along with the Liberia National Police to improve and maintain peace in the country.

 

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United States (07.06.17): Treasure Coast Sheriffs have terminated contracts with G4S, the private security firm that Omar Mateen worked for until the shooting at the Pulse nightclub massacre a year ago.  Sheriffs in both St. Lucie and Indian River counties in Florida cited their concerns after the mass shooting and Treasure Coast judges raised their safety concerns. Indian River County Sheriff’s Office spokesman, Eric Flowers, voiced that they [the Sheriff Offices] were not comfortable with G4S anymore. More than 50,000 people in the United States and Canada work for G4S, and are involved with providing security for various entities and residential communities. 

 

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