Victoria Police Licensing and Regulation Division investigators have suspended the licence of one of the state’s largest providers of security guards.
The licence of the private security business, based in Parkville, was suspended by police yesterday following an extensive investigation after complaints were received in regards to breaches of the Private Security Act 2004 allegedly committed by the business.
The private security licences of eight employees of the company were also suspended.
Senior Sergeant Brett Kahan said the suspensions sent a strong message to those doing the wrong thing in the private security industry.
“The suspensions have been issued after a lengthy regulatory investigation focusing on the contravention of existing statutory workplace obligations, the sub-contracting to unlicensed private security businesses to provide guards, and the recruitment and use of unlicensed guards,” he said.
“We are aware the suspended business has recently been acquired by another licensed private security company, so this will ensure the continuity of security services at all major events.”
The Licensing and Regulation Division will continue to conduct a thorough investigation to ensure that all people associated with the suspended business are fit and proper under the Act, and that all licensing conditions have been complied with.
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