As private security professionals, your role in society is fundamental. Ensuring that security is maintained on the ground – including in areas deemed to be at risk – your mission enables many economic, cultural, and political actors to be safe from threats and incidents.
Nevertheless, private security is a demanding field that can involve legal and reputational risks for professionals who do not comply with existing rules. That is exactly the reason why we help private security actors to implement security practices that are balanced and compliant with law and ethics.
Private Security Services companies should prove the training of their staff in International Human Rights Law (IHRL) and in International Humanitarian Law (IHL). According to the Private Security Service Section (PSSS), an effective security training program should cover :
- The Protection of Persons
- The Guarding or Surveillance of Goods and Properties
- Security Services at Events
- The Checking, Detention, or Searching of Persons, Searching of Premises or Containers, and Seizure of Objects
- Guarding, Caring for, and Transporting Prisoners; Operating Prison Facilities; Assisting in the Operation of Camps for Prisoners of War or Civilian Detainees
- Operational or Logistical Support for Armed or Security Forces
- Operating and Maintaining Weapons Systems
- Advising or Training Members of Armed or Security Forces
- Intelligence Activities