John D'Orazio

John D'Orazio

Former Minister for Police and Emergency Services; Justice; Community Safety

    New body to help improve standards of WA's security industry

    29/03/2006 4:20 PM
     
    29/03/06

    The State Government is moving to improve regulation of Western Australia’s security industry.

    Police Minister John D’Orazio today announced the appointment of Tony Carter, a former CEO of RAC Insurance, as chairperson of a new Security Industry Advisory Council.

    Mr D’Orazio said the security industry included crowd controllers at nightspots and public events, domestic and commercial security services and even private detective agencies.

    “The new council will work with police and the Government to ensure that people providing security are well-trained, understand their role, act responsibly and co-operate with Government agencies,” the Minister said.

    “It will include representatives of industry and the WA Police and have a primary focus on improving the industry’s ethical and professional standards of practice.

    “The crowd controllers and security agents who undertake these activities are in the main legitimate providers and are willing to work at raising the standards of the industry.

    “The Government is also committed to empowering police to remove and prevent entry of criminal elements into the security industry.

    “Amendments to the Security and Related Activities (Control) Act 1996 have already been drafted to enable this, but I will ask the council’s help in ensuring that these changes will be effective.

    “Mr Carter will now consult with police and the security industry to establish the council and begin the tasks of providing advice on the legislation and identifying new directions for the industry.”

    Minister's office: 9213 7150