Matiang’i launches curriculum for private security guards

The interior ministry will today December 6, launch a private security training guide meant for all private security guards and firms. The Cabinet Secretary Fred Matinag’i will preside over the launch at the Kenya School of government, Lower Kabete.

Private Security Regulatory Authority (PSRA) has urged all security firms and private security officers to purpose to attend the launch which is aimed at addressing key professional development areas in the private security industry.

Every private security officer is required by law to undergo annual mandatory training accredited by the PSRA.

“This is a requirement by under the Private Security Regulation Act No.13 of 2016 which requires every Private security officer to undergo annual mandatory training accredited by the Private Security Regulatory Authority,” read a letter by the PSRA addressed to all private security providers.

A team comprising of PSRA, National Police Service, National Intelligence Service, Kenya Defence Forces and security experts drafted the syllabus.

The new curriculum will help watchmen who act as the first line of defence during attacks at homes, big companies and government agencies acquire skills in counter terrorism, security equipment and animals, foot drills and basic security procedures.

Etiquette, conflict management, personal presentation and customer relations will also be offred in line with government efforts to professionalize the private security industry.

The entry level curriculum is an 18-unit programme intended to run for 330 hours, with each class expected to have a maximum of 32 trainees.

The training will take place in a formal setting after which the learners will for an exam.