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Desmond Tan on Private Security Industry (Amendment) Bill

The nature of security officers’ work puts them at higher risk of confrontation or even abuse, especially as they have stepped up to help with COVID-19 safe management measures. A Bill up for debate in Parliament on Tuesday (Oct 5) proposes to improve protection for security officers on the job. It introduces new offences addressing common types of harassment or abuse that they face, with higher penalties than if the same offences were committed against members of the public. The Bill also proposes to remove licensing requirements for security consultants in favour of industry oversight. The changes were outlined by Minister of State for Home Affairs Desmond Tan.

Desmond Tan on Private Security Industry (Amendment) Bill

05 Oct 2021 04:15pm

The nature of security officers’ work puts them at higher risk of confrontation or even abuse, especially as they have stepped up to help with COVID-19 safe management measures. A Bill up for debate in Parliament on Tuesday (Oct 5) proposes to improve protection for security officers on the job. It introduces new offences addressing common types of harassment or abuse that they face, with higher penalties than if the same offences were committed against members of the public. The Bill also proposes to remove licensing requirements for security consultants in favour of industry oversight. The changes were outlined by Minister of State for Home Affairs Desmond Tan.

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