PRIVATE SECURITY REGULATION AUTHORITY ACT

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

   1   Short title

 

PART I
Preliminary

   2   Interpretation

 

PART II
Private Security Regulation Authority

   3   Establishment of the Private Security Regulation Authority

   4   Functions of the Authority

   5   Appointment of secretary and other officers and employees

      Pension scheme, medical benefits, etc

   6   Funds of Authority

   7   Accounts and audit

   8   Annual, report

   9   Ministerial directions

   10   Restriction on private security organisation

   11   Licences

   12   Grounds for refusal of licences

   13   Cancellation of licence

   14   Registration

   15   Registration cards

   16   The register

   17   Registration of private security guards

   18   Registration as security trainer

   19   Authority to refuse registration in certain cases

   20   Cancellation of registration of private security guards

   21   Temporary licence or temporary registration

   22   Notification of intention to cancel licence or registration

   23   Appeals

 

PART III
Duties Of Licensees

   24   Duty of licensee to notify Authored

   25   Particulars of employment

   26   Inspection of books, documents, records

   27   Employment of private investigators or private security guards

   28   Possession of firearms by employees

 

PART IV
Miscellaneous

   29   Offences

   30   Certification of convictions

   31   Regulations

      SCHEDULES

 

THE PRIVATE SECURITY REGULATION AUTHORITY ACT

[Date of Commencement: 3rd June, 1992]

Acts
8 of 1992,
20 of 1998,
12 of 2009.

1   Short title

   This Act may be cited as the Private Security Regulation Authority Act.

PART I
Preliminary

2   Interpretation

   In this Act-

   "Authority" means the Private Security Regulation Authority established in accordance with this Act;

   "Chairman" means the chairman of the Authority,

   "contract security organisation" means an organisation operating in the Island which provides security services (including security surveys and risk analyses) on a contractual basis, with armed or unarmed security guards, to another organisation or person;

   "functions" includes powers and duties;

   "licensee" means any person who is the holder of a licence issued under this Act;

   "private investigator" means a person who performs, on a contractual basis, work involving the search for evidence, facts or information including surveillance services;

   "private security organisation" means a contract security organisation, private investigator or a proprietary security organisation,

   "proprietary security organisation" means a company, firm or other organisation which has in its employ armed or unarmed security guards for the protection of such company, firm or other organisation;

   "security guard" means a person employed as such by a contract security organisation or proprietary security organisation.

PART II
Private Security Regulation Authority

3   Establishment of the Private Security Regulation Authority

   (1) There is hereby established a body to be called the Private Security Regulation Authority, which shall be a body corporate to which the provisions of section 28 of the Interpretation Act shall apply.

   (2) The provisions of the First Schedule shall have effect with respect to the constitution of the Authority and otherwise in relation thereto.

4   Functions of the Authority

   The functions of the Authority shall be to regulate the private security industry and, without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing-

   (a)   to consider and determine applications under this Act for registration and for licences and the renewal of such licences;

   (b)   to monitor the operations of private security organisations;

   (c)   to make enquiries and collect information as it may think necessary or desirable for the purpose of carrying out its functions;

   (d)   generally to take all such other lawful measures as it may consider necessary or desirable to assist it in carrying out its functions under this Act.

5   Appointment of secretary and other officers and employees

   (1) Subject to subsection (2), the Authority may appoint and employ at such remuneration and on such terms and conditions as it thinks fit, a secretary and such other officers and employees as it thinks necessary for the proper carrying out of the provisions of this Act.

   (2) The Authority shall not-

   (a)   assign to any post any salary in excess of the prescribed rate without the prior approval of the Minister; or

   (b)   make any appointment to any post to which a salary in excess of the prescribed rate is assigned without the prior approval of the Minister.

   (3) The Governor-General may, subject to such conditions as he may impose, approve of the appointment of any officer in the service of the Government to any office with the Authority and any officer so appointed shall, while so employed, in relation to any pension, gratuity or other allowance, and in relation to other rights as a public officer, be treated as continuing in the service of the Government.

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