'Very useful' to provide heavier penalties for those who abuse private security officers: Industry stakeholders

Under the current security training framework, officers are trained to handle situations involving disorderly conduct. PHOTO: ST FILE
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SINGAPORE - It would be "very useful" for the law to provide for heavier penalties against those who abuse private security officers, said security industry associations, in the wake of an officer being assaulted by a man at the Roxy Square carpark.

In a joint statement on Thursday (April 11), the Security Association Singapore (SAS) and the Association of Certified Security Agencies (ACSA) as well as training provider Leacov School of Security made this call as they pledged to look into "all ways" to ensure security officers are able to keep themselves safe.

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