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Tim McCulloch:

--- Quote from: chris fletchall on January 27, 2011, 10:07:12 AM ---Our little company has been working a two day hippie festival for the past 3 years. Last year we found out that local security company was calling it quits and would no longer be doing crowd control.

So what do most of you guys do for crowd control security. This event is a BYOB camping event , gets a little rough at times.

I have contacted other local security companys in our area and they will not do crowd control.

This event is in Topeka, KS

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KVHP Security.... Kaw Valley Hemp Pickers.

Bill Fuss:
This guy is looking for some recommendations as well.
http://cincinnati.craigslist.org/evg/2200901468.html

No Name:
Appologies, this may be a bit off topic, but in the UK anyone providing security services in a public place must be SIA registered (http://www.sia.homeoffice.gov.uk/Pages/home.aspx)

Is there not a similar system in the US?

Tim McCulloch:

--- Quote from: Adam Finlayson on February 09, 2011, 08:09:47 AM ---Appologies, this may be a bit off topic, but in the UK anyone providing security services in a public place must be SIA registered (http://www.sia.homeoffice.gov.uk/Pages/home.aspx)

Is there not a similar system in the US?

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Not at the national/federal level.  Each unit of government is free to set standards for licensing/registration as they see fit.  In my city, the local government has very specific requirements for owners, supervisors and workers.  The county... eh, not so much.  The State requires bonding and insurance and a criminal background check.  The feds get involved only if one desires to provide security services to the federal government.

Travis_Valois:
It's regulated provincially in Canada, so it's different from province to province.  In Ontario:

Under the Private Security & Investigative Services Act, individuals performing security work must be licensed.

Additionally, establishments employing in-house security guards must be registered with the Private Security & Investigative Service Branch.

Business entities selling the services of security guards are required to be licensed by the ministry and responsible for ensuring their security guards are licensed.

Business entities that provide security guard training must ensure courses comply with ministry standards, including a minimum of 40 hours of classroom training.

Persons convicted of working as unlicensed security guards are subject to a maximum fine of $25,000, under the PSIS Act and a year in custody.

Business entities convicted of PSIS Act offenses are subject to a maximum fine of $250,000 under the PSIS Act.

Officers and directors of companies may also be sentenced to a year in custody.

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