Guatemala: New Rules for Security Firms
The new law establishes requirements for recruitment and requires companies to provide employee benefits.
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
It creates the General Department of Private Security Services under the Ministry of Interior, who will be responsible for overseeing the companies.
Starting in September, a new regulation will take effect which among other thing, establishes mandatory certification of the company by the Ministry of Interior.
Limits to the number of contracted officers and other legal conditions are forcing large security companies to create smaller subsidiaries dedicated to providing services in specific areas.
Since September 5new regulations have been in effect in Guatemala which, among other things, establishes mandatory certification for companies by the Ministry of Interior.
With an investment of $8 million the Swedish company Securitas has acquired the private security firm CSS.
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