Licensed by the Cyprus Police
As a professional security service provider, Security Absolute Services congratulate the Republic of Cyprus for their acknowledgement of the important contribution that private and in-house security service providers make to public safety.
Alongside the Cyprus Police the private security industry has a common goal to help protect the public, deter crime and minimise its effect on law abiding citizens.
In June 2009, the Republic of Cyprus passed a law that states that anyone conducting security services MUST be licensed by the Cyprus Police as a company and as individuals working for such a company or in the security industry. Failure to comply with this law will result in a €30.000 fine and/or 2 year’s imprisonment.
Unfortunately, the official numbers for compliance to this law show that the numbers are low – just over 70 companies and 500 individuals have applied and met the criteria. Even a cursory glance reveals that these numbers are very small, therefore the number of companies and individuals conducting services unlawfully are much greater.
Does this affect me? – Cyprus Police Licensed
The risk to the public and private sectors is that if you are using or are about to use the services of a security service provider and they are not licensed, then you must take into consideration, what have they got to hide by not being licensed? Is your insurance valid if things go wrong? Are you open for prosecution for not checking they are licensed? Are they correctly trained to carry out these services?
The consequences can be more devastating than the actions of the criminals as these unlicensed security service providers are criminals themselves by not being licensed by the Cyprus police. We are not trying to scaremonger, but to show you the facts and possible repercussions.
As a rule;
Before letting anyone into your home or company to conduct ANY security services, such as installing burglar alarms or employing physical security officers for events or as high profile visual deterrents, mobile patrols and key-holding you MUST as a precaution insist that they show you the licence of the company they work for and their own license – not to do so could lead to serious consequences.
Security Absolute Services is licensed with the Cyprus Police (Licence number IR/1184) as are all its employees.
Be Safe don’t be Sorry!
For further information:
Ministry of Justice and Public Order
Evangelos Florakis Street