Announcing Launch of SAIWA Security Competency Testing Centre

WA Police Licencing have introduced a new requirement for anyone applying for a Security Officer or Crowd Controllers Licence to undertake a competency examination.

This new requirement is now part Regulation 17 of the Security and Related Activities (Control) Regulations)

Following consultation between WAPOL Police Licensing Services, Financial, Administrative & Professional Services Training Council and the Security Agents Institute of WA, a rigorous testing system has been developed and SAIWA has been selected to establish a dedicated Security Competency Testing Centre at its office in Perth.

Perth Crime Statistics by Suburb – The West Australian

Want to know about Crime in Your Suburb.

The statistic are out for 2015/2016 as published by the West Australian on Thursday 27 July.

You can see all the stats here. Some suburbs had significate increases, some had decreases.

You can protect your loved ones and your property by investigating crime prevention solutions.

Just make sure you choose a Licensed Security Professional and remember “If They are NOT Licensed – Don’t Let Them In”

Find out more and choose your Security Professional here:

SAIWA Security Professionals

Security and Your Community

The Mass Gatherings Advisory Group (MGAG – a sub-set of the Australia-New Zealand Counter-Terrorism Committee –ANZCTC) recently issued guidelines for planning for and dealing with improvised explosive device (IED) warnings or incidents. MGAG previously developed and released similar guidelines relating to the active shooter (also now known as active armed offender re: edged weapon threats, etc) which can be seen here.


CCTV Guidelines

The West Australia Police are establishing a register of CCTV systems within the state, registration details will be held centrally in a protected database, the database will be used to map the location of CCTV systems for use by Police investigators. CCTV footage is an invaluable tool for investigators and we are seeking your help to find out where these CCTV systems are.

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The information contained in this amendment document for the purpose of reducing false duress alarms is intended for security installers of electronic alarms. The Western Australia Police (WAPOL), in consultation with the Alarm Response Working Group (ARWG), has amended existing strategies to reduce the number of unwarranted Duress alarms being passed onto Police communications.

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