Proposed Review of Private Security Industry Firearms Training
21 May 2013
The following letter to all Private Security Business Licence Holders encourages all businesses to provide their feedback to the Licensing & Regulation Division about the review of Private Security Industry Firearms Training. All businesses are encouraged to read the letter and provide feedback to LRD.
Letter to All Private Security Business Licence Holders
Chemical Security Awareness Initiative
9 April 2013
The Australian Government has recently launched an initiative to raise awareness of chemicals of security concern, targeted towards the general public and first responders. The initiative is designed to provide information that will help build greater awareness of chemical security and increase the likelihood that members of the community will identify and report suspicious behaviour to the relevant authorities.
The Licensing & Regulation Division recommends that Registered Training Organisations incorporate information regarding the initiative into their security training. Consideration should be given to including this information in the unit CPPSEC2004B Respond to security risk situation.
Further information about the initiative can be found at: www.chemicalsecurity.gov.au
The Sikh Kirpan: Information for Security Officers
A reference guide has been developed to give all Security Officers a better understanding of the Sikh Faith, and in particular the possession of a "Kirpan". In Victoria the Kirpan (sword) may be observed being carried by Sikhs in places where Security Officers are performing duties which include screening entry or otherwise maintaining order in public places. For further information please download the Sikh Kirpan Quick Guide
Second Forum for Private Security Business Licence and Registration Holders
11 October 2012
Please be advised that the Private Security Business Forum scheduled for October 25 has now reached maximum attendance capacity. A second forum is now available for any persons who were either unable to attend or unable to secure a seat for the first forum. It is proposed that the second forum will, where possible, have the same agenda and guest speakers as the first.
An invitation is now extended to all persons who have not previously expressed an interest in attending the forum.
Details of the second forum are available by downloading the Forum Invitation and the Forum Agenda
12 April 2012
There are techniques of restraint that have been associated with sudden, unexpected deaths. Security personnel must be aware of the potential dangers and take every precaution to ensure they adopt safe practice. Positional Asphyxia (restraint asphyxia) can be defined as obstruction of breathing as a result of restraint technique. It occurs when the position of a person's body interferes with their ability to breath. If this is not recognised, death can occur from asphyxia or suffocation. Any body position that interferes with breathing can cause death.
For further information about the risk factors, how a security officer can identify the signs and preventative measures, please click here.
Seminar for Private Security Trainers UPDATE: Second Seminar to be held
14 February 2012
The Licensing & Regulation Division, together with the Security Trainers Association has extended an invitation to all Private Security Trainers to a second seminar on Arrest Powers, Use of Force and Positional Asphyxia.
This seminar may be the last held on these subjects for some time. All security trainers and training managers are encouraged to attend as the feedback from the first seminar has been very positive.
For more information about this seminar please click here.
Crowd Control Employers Association Inc. Workshop
23 January 2012
The CCEA, in association with the Licensing & Regulation Division, has issued an invitation to the Crowd Control Industry to attend a workshop to be held on Tuesday 14 February 2012 at Swinburne University Restaurant, Prahran Campus.
The aim of the workshop is to consider the implications of the Coroner's recommendations on the Crowd Control Industry issued on 5 October 2011 and to consult with the industry for feedback on these recommendations.
More information about the workshop can be found here
Guard with a Dog
24 October 2011
A person who is employed or retained to protect, watch or guard any property while exercising control over a dog must now complete the sub-activity of Guard with a Dog.
More information about guard with a dog can be found here.
External Lodgement Process Consultation Information Session and FAQ's
02 November 2011
In the interest of improving community safety and reducing regulatory burden, Victoria Police established the External Lodgement Process (ELP) project team to research alternative methods of service delivery in relation to firearm and security licence applications.
The project team recently conducted a series of forums aimed at informing our customers and stakeholders of the key elements of the proposed ELP model, and to encourage constructive feedback to assist in informing the future direction of the project.
The ELP project team are pleased to now publicise a summary of the presentations, questions and comments arising from the forums.
ELP Consultation Information Session and FAQ's
Licensing & Regulation Division the new Division name
20 June 2011
Please be advised that as of 1 July 2011, the Licensing Services Division will undergo a name change and will become known as Licensing & Regulation Division (LRD).
More information about the name change can be found here.
External Lodgement Project
Invition to Informtaiton / Feedback Forum
20 June 2011
Victoria Police have been conducting extensive research on alternative methods of service delivery in relation to firearm and security licence applications. The 'External Lodgement Process' project (ELP) is focused on improving community safety & reducing regulatory burden for licence applicants. We are now at the stage where we have an operating model which we would like to present in the interest of receiving constructive feedback.
More information about the forum can be found here.