Cyprus Mail

Security guards arrested for having no permit

THREE security guards were arrested in Paralimni on Sunday for working without a permit.

Shortly after midnight, a 32-year-old from Paralimni, a 37-year-old Kuwaiti who is a resident of Oroklini and a 36-year old from Ayia Napa were arrested in a bar after police found them exercising their duties without the required license.

Security guards need to have a license which is granted after they take a course.

“It is mainly about law related to security”, an official at the police office handling issues related to private security matters said yesterday, adding “but there are also issues on how to deal with incidents such as fires or robberies”.

The official explained to the Cyprus Mail that these courses are given by colleges or private individuals and last for three to four days. After completing the course, applicants are interviewed by members of the police office’s staff. Only those who pass are allowed to work as security guards.

The three accused men were charged in writing before being released and are awaiting summons.

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