With an aim to strengthen police coordination with private security agencies operating in the city, Police Commissioner Mohammad Akil held a meeting with the owners and representatives of private security agencies at Police Commissioner's office. He directed them to ensure police verification of all the guards.
During the meeting, the Commissioner of Police announced that a private security agency cell has been established at fourth floor in the Police Commissioner's office for better coordination and facilitation with private security agencies.
An Inspector rank officer has been appointed as an in-charge of this cell and will work under the DCP Headquarters.
He said, "The data base is being created by the police of all private security agencies operating in the city for better coordination between the police. Also, list of unlicensed agencies that are functioning in the city are being prepared by the police against whom strict action will be taken as per the law."
According to the police, around 500-600 private security agencies are operating in the city and employ lakhs of security personnel.
He gave guidelines to the representatives of private security agencies and ask them to adhere to the guidelines strictly.
Representatives who attended the meeting were also asked to inform unlicensed private security agencies to the police.
The police also sought out information about places and institutions where guards are deployed by security agencies. The representatives of private security agencies were asked to do police verification of each and every employee. They were also asked to do online verification of Aadhar card of all security guards immediately.
The police has asked the agencies to ensure that all security guards should be posted only after giving training as per the rules.
DCP Headquarter Shashank Kumar Sawan, ACP Headquarter Pankhudi along with 50 representatives of private security agencies were present in the meeting.