Call for security guards to be allowed greater protection

Call for security guards to be allowed greater protection

Security firms have called for high-level discussions with Government to determine the way forward in the wake of the gun violence on the Island. The need was especially pressing in the wake of the double murder at Belvin’s Variety on January 23, said Security Associates Limited CEO Carlton Crockwell. Despite that, arming security guards with guns was “definitely not” the way forward, he stated. “I would like to send my heartfelt condolences to the families of the latest gun violence in Bermuda. We need to examine ways that the security industry can operate in the current environment to better protect its clients and personnel,” he said. “At Security Associates our position is we do not support security officers carrying guns. However discussions should be held between the security industry and government authorities to determine ways that the security industry can operate in the current environment to better protect its clients and personnel.” Operations manager at Shield Security Limited, Anthony Mouchette agreed. “We should be in discussions with the authorities to improve the way we do security in Bermuda going forward. “That discussion should include improving security at our senior schools in particular and schools in general,” said Mr Mouchette. “I […]