KUALA Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) has introduced its Private Control Services to ensure the safety of the public.
Up to 525 security personnel will be positioned at DBKL’s premises, in 238 locations, such as public parks, community centres, money changers, multipurpose halls and shelters.
Enforcement director Mustafa Mohd Nor is confident that security services put in place by DBKL to patrol these areas would be reliable and helpful.
“We used a rigid and strict process in hiring the personnel to ensure reliability of the security services,” said Mustafa at the DBKL Private Security Services seminar on Wednesday.
“We were given a big budget to ensure that these private security guards do their jobs well.
“This is to ensure safety for the people and to prevent cases such as vandalism and break-ins.”
To safeguard the assets of the Federal Territory, DBKL has appointed 20 companies without firearms and one safety company with firearms to provide security personnel.
The contract between the companies and DBKL under the Private Control Services is for two years, starting from Jan 1 this year to Dec 31, 2018. It involves a maximum cost of 1mil for each company.
“Before identifying which companies to employ, we ensured they had reliable security personnel.
“It is important for the companies to have an organised system and be able to provide guards with a positive attitude.
“The companies should also be up-to-date in monitoring their guards,” said Mustafa.
He also highlighted a list of offences frequently committed by private security personnel, and these include being under the influence of alcohol, failing to carry their weapons while on duty and not being present at the location where they were stationed.
“DBKL will step in if any of these security guards commit an offence.
“The company that hired them will deduct up to RM150 from their salary, depending on the type of offences committed,” said Mustafa.
Enforcement officer Mohd Hariyadi Mohd Nor said that DBKL would continue to monitor the security guards at all 238 locations.
“If the security officer commits more than three offences, we will terminate them.
“However, this also depends on the seriousness of the offence committed,” said Hariyadi.