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.