The Sunday Mail
PRIVATE security guards will soon be required to be trained by the police for them to be allowed to work in law enforcement.
This comes as Cabinet has resolved to review the Private Investigators and Security Guards Act.
Addressing Tuesday’s post-Cabinet briefing, acting Minister of Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services Dr Jenfan Muswere said there is a need for private security guards to receive basic formal training to ensure that they efficiently complement police efforts.
“Cabinet resolved to review the Private Investigators and Security Guards (Control) Act (Chapter 27:10) in order to improve the private security industry to ensure that only police-trained guards work in law enforcement,” he said.
“This position was arrived at given the role the private security companies play in complementing the efforts of the police in reducing crime in the country.
“As such, there is a need for private security guards to receive basic formal training.”