Private Security Industry Regulatory Authority (PSIRA)
|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 / 086 133 3850|
|Fax||012 326 6128 / 086 246 7750|
The vision of the Private Security Industry Regulatory Authority (PSIRA) is for South Africans to have confidence in the legitimacy, occupational practices, and transformation of the private security industry. Its mission is effective regulation of the Private Security Industry to enable professional and respected security service providers.
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 security service providers in the public and national interest and the interest of the private security industry itself, and for that purpose, subject to the Act, to: promote a legitimate private security industry which acts in terms of the principles contained in the Constitution and other applicable law; ensure that all security service providers act in the public and national interest in the rendering of security services; promote a private security industry which is characterised by professionalism, transparency, accountability, equity and accessibility; promote stability of the private security industry; promote and encourage trustworthiness of security service providers; determine and enforce minimum standards of occupational conduct in respect of security service providers; encourage and promote efficiency in and responsibility with regard to the rendering of security services; promote, maintain and protect the status and interests of the occupation of security service providers; ensure that the process of registration of security service providers is transparent, fair, objective and concluded timeously; promote high standards in the training of security service providers and prospective security service providers; encourage ownership and control of security businesses by persons historically disadvantaged through unfair discrimination; encourage equal opportunity employment practices in the private security industry; and promote the protection and enforcement of the rights of security officers and other employees in the private security industry.