To protect the constitutional rights of all people to life, safety and dignity through the effective promotion and regulation of the private security industry.
To be recognised as an excellent regulator of private security in South Africa by all our stakeholders.
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, Diversities.
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
The authority is governed and controlled by the council which is appointed by the Minister of Police in consultation with cabinet. The council consists of a chairperson, a vice chairperson and three additional councillors.
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. As contemplated by the Act, the Authority shall:
- Promote a legitimate private security industry which acts in terms of the principles contained in the Constitution and other applicable laws
- Promote a private security industry which is characterised by professionalism, transparency, accountability, equity and accessibility
- Conduct an on-going 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 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 persons 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
- Determine, charge and collect fees for services rendered by the Authority.