The National Police on Monday appealed to all security companies to register with the Interior Ministry and ensure that their guards are properly trained.
Deputy National Police chief Lieutenant General Dy Vichea made the call during a training course aimed at teaching security guards how to carry out their duties within the law in Preah Sihanouk province.
The course, attended by 154 private security guards from 30 companies, was held at the Preah Sihanouk provincial police headquarters.
“Private security companies that have not registered must do so to get a license to operate their businesses,” he said. “Those who have registered must ensure that their employees are well trained and are equipped with uniforms denoting that they are private security guards.”
Lt Gen Vichea also advised the companies to do background checks before hiring guards for safety and security reasons.
“Private security guards are responsible for providing security, social safety, and also helping to keep public order,” Lt Gen Vichea noted.
Full story in Wednesday’s paper.