The Private Security Regulatory Authority seeks to improve accessibility for security personnel and businesses across the island through its new mobile registration unit and online license renewal portal.
The initiative aims to stimulate the registration of private security companies and personnel as well as increased engagement with professionals in the sector.
The unit that was handed over by Toyota Jamaica Limited in an official ceremony held on Thursday will facilitate the registration and renewal of security personnel on site.
The unit has been modernized with two meeting rooms, two sound systems, document storage facilities, bathrooms and a retractable awning.
The online platform will facilitate 24-hour access to the authority’s virtual license renewal services, accessible at www.psra.gov.jm.
In his remarks at the ceremony held at Toyota Jamaica Limited in St Andrew, the Minister without Portfolio of the Department of National Security, Matthew Samuda, said the commissioning of the unit is a welcome expansion of the overall capability of the agency.
He noted that this will bring those who formally work in the private security industry to fully comply with government standards and regulations.
âBeyond greater regulatory compliance, these measures also ensure that the PSRA can continue its essential functions in the era of COVID-19, while complying with COVID response measures,â he observed. .
The authority’s executive director Rick Harris said the unity and facilitation of online license renewals is part of the agency’s continued focus on improving service delivery, modernizing the sector and increased access to agency services.
âOur intention is to develop a thriving private security sector. To do this, we recognize that we need to engage our clients in multiple ways and respond to the growing demand for support in the private security sector, âhe said.
In addition, the authority has expanded its commercial activities with the opening of offices in Montego Bay, St James as well as the renovation and reorganization of its offices in Kingston.
These activities aim to improve customer service and meet the needs of stakeholders as well as improve compliance with the law.
– JIS News