Project Guardian Scheme
‘Project Guardian’ is a public-private partnership to enhance the skills capabilities of private security personnel to augment the Police in mitigating a national crisis. This initiative is a local adaptation of ‘Project Griffin’ by the City of London (COL) Police, which was implemented in 2004. It aims to encourage all commercial companies employing private security protection services to pledge their support and assist the authorities in the fight against terrorism.
The aims of Project Guardian are to:
- Raise awareness and seek solutions to current terrorist and crime issues;
- Share and gather intelligence and information;
- Build and maintain effective working relationships;
- Maintain public trust and confidence through extended security presence
- Facilitate community ownership in security especially in the immediate response to crisis
Under the PG scheme, SPF will collaborate with private security agencies and participating SSWG members to reach out to security personnel, in the bid to heighten their awareness on terrorism and counter terrorism. Security personnel will be given the opportunity to attend workshops and participate in joint ground deployment exercises to test their responses and the establishments’ contingency plans in simulated attack scenarios. For instance, “Exercise Heartbeat” is an annual collaborative exercise between the Home Team and the SSWG in dealing with terrorist attacks.
Equipped with the necessary knowledge and a vigilant mindset, these security personnel are thus able to provide the necessary support functions effectively during crisis:
- Cordon Support
- Crowd Control
- Traffic Diversion
- Emergency Communications
With these, security personnel deployed at the commercial establishments are better able to take charge during a crisis situation, even before the arrival of authorities. They will also be able to render immediate assistance to their employers and the building occupants.
If you are unable to find the information you require on this webpage, please contact the nearest Neighbourhood Police Centre or email [email protected].
Last Updated on 21 April 2016