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PSIRA - Private Security Industry Regulatory Authority

Who We Are

Legislative Mandate
The Private Security Industry Regulatory Authority (PSIRA) was established in terms of Section 2 of the Private Security Regulation Act (56 of 2001) in 2002. The operational activities and mandate of the Authority originate from the Act and regulations issued in terms of the Act.

Vision: To be recognised as an excellent regulator of private security in South Africa by all our stakeholders.

Mission: To protect the constitutional rights of all people to life, safety and dignity through the effective promotion and regulation of the private security industry.

Objectives: The primary objectives of the Authority are to regulate the private security industry and to exercise effective control over the practice of the occupation of a security service provider in the public and national interest and in the interest of the private security industry itself.

Integrity Ethical Conduct, Fairness, Transparency
Excellence Accountability, Professionalism, Performance, Accessibility
Ubuntu Accessibility, Respect, Compassion, Diversity

Services: The Authority regulates and controls the Private Security Industry through:
• Registration of service providers
• Registration of security officers
• Ensuring compliance and adherence to PSIRA Act and all other laws applicable to security service providers
• Accredit training security service provider
• Process course report submitted to us
• Receive and investigate complaints against service providers
• Prosecute non compliance by service providers
• Advise private security consumers about private security industry
• Advise state on all matters of private security

Who is obliged to register with PSIRA to operate within the industry?
Everyone that operates within the Security Industry, including those that sell, install and service security equipment are obliged by the Private Security Industry Act to register with the Private Security Industry Regulatory Authority before such services are offered and failure to abide by the Act constitutes a criminal offence.

What to look for when selecting a Security Services Provider?
Always use PSIRA registered Security Service Providers as they are bound by the code of conduct for Security Service Providers.
It is imperative to entrust your safety to someone who is trustworthy, competent and compliant with the Private Security Industry Act as the main aim of employing physical security and installing security systems is to ensure the protection of individuals, property and goods.
Registrations can be verified on our website or by telephone to any of our offices.

Contact Details
Business: +27(0) 12 003 0622
Individuals: +27(0)12 337 5611
Training Department: +27(0)12 003 0629
Complaints and non compliance: +27(0)12 337 5610
Fraud hotline (to report staff members only): 0800 22 09 18

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