With less than a week to go before the 2016 Rio Olympics begin, the Brazil Ministry of Justice terminated its contract with private security firm Artel, citing “incompetence and irresponsibility.” The Rio de Janeiro-based firm was meant to hire 3,400 security personnel, but admitted they had only hired 500.
Throughout my career as a CSO, I have had the opportunity to manage proprietary and contract security forces, as well as having had a very large hybrid operation that was a mix of both proprietary and contract security officers.
An appeals court has reinstated the convictions of two former employees of New Brunswick Parking Authority for failing to report or prevent other employees from stealing thousands of dollars in parking fees.
Over the years the non-sworn, corporate public safety industry has failed to achieve any long-lasting measures of professionalism. There are many possible reasons for this failure, but chief among them is the failure to adopt reliable public safety officer core competency standards.
Who are the thought-leaders pushing the security industry forward, in government, cybersecurity, corporate security and education? Learn about this year’s security champions in our annual Most Influential People in Security report. Also in this issue: Data security concerns for healthcare institutions; ruggedized security technology; covert surveillance installations; how to polish up your resume and references; infinity background screening for workplace violence risk mitigation and more.