In a step that would upscale technical skills of private security personnel, Central Association of Private Security Industry (CAPSI) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Sardar Patel University of Police, Security and Criminal Justice (SPUP), Jodhpur (Rajasthan) to cooperate and collaborate in framing of syllabus and conduct degree, diploma and certificate courses in security management.
“There is a need for specialized courses on security management. Our association with SPUP will help in getting good quality of managers and supervisors for private security industry. There is a growing demand for private security personnel from abroad also. Our trained manpower with proper degrees and certificates will increase their employability abroad, particularly in Europe and Gulf nations where demand is increasing,” said CAPSI Chairman Kunwar Vikram Singh after signing the MoU.
According to Kunwar Vikram Singh: “As per the agreements signed between CAPSI and SPUP, the two organizations will establish collaborative relations between them in the area of academics and research besides working in developing curriculum for degrees, diplomas and certificate courses. Sardar Patel University of Police, Security and Criminal Justice, Jodhpur (SPUP) has been established by an Act Passed by the State Legislature, Government of Rajasthan in 2012.
ASIS awards first ‘Associate Protection Professional’ certifications
ASIS International, the world’s largest association of security management professionals, has announced the inaugural group of 150+ individuals to hold its new Associate Protection Professional (APP) certification after successfully passing the beta exam.
ASIS certifications have long been recognized as the mark of excellence in security management. The APP joins the association’s three other globally-esteemed certifications—the Certified Protection Professional (CPP®), Professional Certified Investigator (PCI®), and Physical Security Professional (PSP®).
Developed to meet the needs of new and transitioning security professionals entering the field, the APP serves as the first rung on a security manager’s career ladder. Earning the APP demonstrates an individual possesses a solid understanding of knowledge and skills required in security management, including:
- Security management fundamentals
- Business operations
- Risk management
- Response management
“I am incredibly gratified to congratulate the first batch of APP certificants,” says William Moisant, CPP, PSP, president, ASIS Professional Certification Board (PCB). “Developing the APP was a huge undertaking, and the PCB is truly grateful for the commitment of everyone involved. I look forward to the APP joining the CPP, PCI, and PSP certifications as the security industry’s stamp of professionalism across the globe.” The APP is designed for those with 1-4 years of security management experience, including those who transition into security careers from military and law enforcement careers. Applications are now being accepted.