OPP CHARGE SECURITY COMPANY WITH LICENCING OFFENCES

OTTAWA, April 1 /CNW/ - Members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Anti-Rackets Branch have charged a private security company following an investigation into licencing offences contrary to the Private Security Investigation Services Act (PSISA).

The investigation found that Contemporary Security Canada (CSC) offered to sell the service of providing security guards for the G8 and G20 Summits while it was not licenced to provide this service in Ontario. The company was later granted a licence under the PSISA on June 11, 2010.

The OPP investigation also found several violations by security guards employed by CSC at the G8 Summit in Huntsville.

As a result of the investigation, the OPP has charged CSC with the following offences, contrary to the PSISA:

  • Three counts of Offering to Provide Security Services While Not Licenced
  • One count of Employing an Unlicenced Security Guard
  • Two counts of Failing to Ensure that Security Guard Wears Proper Uniform

In addition, the OPP has charged 12 additional persons including officials, employees and security guards of CSC with several offences under the PSISA.  Offences include:

  • Offering to Provide Security Services While Not Licenced
  • Being an Employee-Offering to Provide Security Services While Not Licenced
  • Failing to Produce a Licence
  • Working as Security Guard Without a Licence and
  • Fail To Wear Proper Uniform

Contemporary Security Canada has been summonsed to appear in Provincial Offences Court at 100 Constellation Crescent, Ottawa on April 29, 2011.

The investigation is continuing.

SOURCE Ontario Provincial Police

For further information:

Contact: 

Phone: 
Inspector Dave Ross
Corporate Communications
(705) 329-6874

 


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