Private Security Guards To Be Commissioned By Police Soon
KUALA LUMPUR: Starting next year, all personal security guards or bodyguards will be required to undergo special training and be commissioned by the Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM).
Home Ministry secretary-general Datuk Seri Alwi Ibrahim said the training was mandatory for the annual renewal of licence to carry and handle firearms by private security guards.
“This measure is necessary to ensure that security companies do not arbitrarily rent firearms to any individual on the basis of being a private guard,” he said when closing the Certified Security Guards (CSG) 38/2016 Series Training Programme yesterday.
At the event, 408 guards completed their CSG training held for six days at the Police Training Centre (Pulapol).
Also present were Deputy Inspector General of Police Tan Sri Noor Rashid Ibrahim and Security Services Association of Malaysia president Datuk Seri Mustapa Ali.
Meanwhile, Personal Bodyguard Association president Basri Ali hailed the ministry’s decision to put the recruitment of bodyguards under PDRM.
He said the association supported the Government’s decision to enhance the safety level of individuals in need of such services. — Bernama