Security Guard Training Deadline Is March 31st

March 15, 2018 | 8 Comments

The Ministry “is keen to ensure that Bermuda’s security companies and security guards are properly licensed” before the 31st March deadline, Minister of National Security Wayne Caines said.

Minister Caines said, “The Ministry of National Security is keen to ensure that Bermuda’s security companies and security guards are properly licensed as required by the Private Investigators and Security Guard Act 1974 before the 31st March deadline.

“Section 4A of the Private Investigators and Security Guard Act 1974, sets out the legal requirements for licensing and the general means by which this is achieved.

“In the wake of some confusion as it relates to the training requirements and options to be trained, I would like to once again clearly highlight what is necessary for a company or an individual to be in compliance with the Act.

“Stakeholders are reminded that only security guards that are trained through an approved programme which must be gazetted as such by the Commissioner of Police, can be licensed.

“There are two options to meet the training requirement before 31st March.

  • 1. Presently, the Bermuda College offers a programme approved by the Commissioner of Police. The programme equips successful participants to train others and should serve as a guide of the minimal standards to which training for security guards should be provided. It should be noted that the Bermuda College course is an option provided to mitigate costs of providing training in other circumstances.
  • 2. Alternatively, where security companies have a training programme of their own, details of those programmes should be provided for the review of the Commissioner. Providing the program meets the minimum standard of required training, it will be approved as having met the requirements of the ‘Bermuda Security Standard’.

“Once again, the licensing of private investigators and security guards is required by law. If you are not licensed then you are unable to work in this field after 31st March.”

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  1. puzzled says:

    And what brought this on.
    Um cunfoozed.
    More grandstanding by Wayne.
    Get a job dood.

  2. San Patrick says:

    Shakedown! PLP going after the small fish again. All about taxes.

    • The Original Truth™ says:

      Of course it is! His and the premiers ICO regulation plan is useless now since Google, announced that they will restrict advertisement of Cryptocurrencies and related content (including but not limited to initial coin offerings, cryptocurrency exchanges, cryptocurrency wallets, and cryptocurrency trading advice),” including aggregators and affiliates regarding “cryptocurrencies and related content. This idea as I knew it would be is a failure. Wonder how much of Bermuda’s taxes have gone into this failure so far.

  3. clearasmud says:

    Surely certification gained overseas from internationally recognized organisations/ companies is also an option?

  4. Y-Gurl says:

    Does this apply to the bulk of the security guards over 70

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