Call for stronger legal protection for security officers

Agencies and training provider seek heavier penalties for those who abuse private guards

In their joint statement, the Security Association Singapore, Association of Certified Security Agencies and training provider Leacov School of Security pledged to look into "all ways" to ensure officers are able to keep themselves safe.
In their joint statement, the Security Association Singapore, Association of Certified Security Agencies and training provider Leacov School of Security pledged to look into "all ways" to ensure officers are able to keep themselves safe.ST PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG

It would be "very useful" for the law to introduce heavier penalties against those who abuse private security officers, said Singapore's security industry associations, in the wake of an officer being assaulted at the Roxy Square carpark.

The call was made by the Security Association Singapore (SAS) and the Association of Certified Security Agencies (ACSA) as well as training provider Leacov School of Security as they pledged to look into "all ways" to ensure officers are able to keep themselves safe.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 12, 2019, with the headline 'Call for stronger legal protection for security officers'. Subscribe