Private Security Industry Regulatory Authority (PSIRA)

Contact Details

Postal Private Bag X817, Pretoria, 0001
Physical Eco Glades 2 Office Park, Block B, 420 Witch-Hazel Avenue, Highveld Ext 70, Centurion
Tel 012 337 5500 / 086 107 7472


The mission of the Private Security Industry Regulatory Authority (PSIRA) is to protect the constitutional rights of all people to life, safety and dignity through the effective promotion and regulation of the private security industry.

The Authority's mandate is to: promote a legitimate private security industry that acts in terms of the principles contained in the Constitution and other applicable laws; promote a private security industry that is characterised by professionalism, transparency, accountability, equity and accessibility; conduct an ongoing study and investigation of the rendering of security services and practices of security service providers; institute legal proceedings against transgressors of the security standards; receive and consider applications for registration and renewal of registration as a security service provider; suspend or withdraw the registration status of a security service provider; develop and maintain standards and regulate practices in connection with the occupation of security service providers and people in the employ of the industry; take steps to protect and assist security officers and other employees against exploitation or abuse; promote high standards in the training of security service providers and prospective security service providers; develop and maintain a computerised database to store information concerning the industry; provide information promoting and encouraging compliance with the security standards and the Code of Conduct for Security Service Providers; and determine, charge and collect fees for services rendered by the Authority.

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