It will leverage the sharing of resources between public and private players, which in turn will improve security and safety in the ecosystem, enabling the ultimate goal shared by both players
The basic purpose of public private partnership is to reduce the government’s financial burden and to generate employment for the people by engaging them in private security industries and facility management, said Col D.R. Semwal, COAS, Exe. Dir. (HSE & S), TerreArmie, while addressing a session at the BW Security World event.
“Certain functions of the jail can be taken over by private parties, like maintenance of the jail and supply charges. For this will also reduce the government’s financial burden,” Semwal explained on managing the jail with a public-private partnership.
Defining the basic difference between private and public security agents, Col. Kumar Vikram, India Head Security & Compliance, Cushman and Wakefield, said that law enforcement agencies are reactive in nature, whereas all security guards are preventive in nature.
“Security guards serve the purpose of the 5 Ds, which are deterrence, detection, deny, delay and deploy. Moreover, risk assessment, intelligence, law enforcement knowledge, and community engagement are the various roles that, if bestowed upon, will help in leveraging security in a great way for the society,” he added.
Speaking on the potential of a public-private partnership in changing industry dynamics, Nand Kishore Bhatt, SESA Goa, Vedanta Ltd. noted that improved communication will enhance a symbiotic relationship between the public and private parties.
Kishor further explained that it will leverage the sharing of resources between public and private players, which in turn will improve security and safety in the ecosystem, enabling the ultimate goal shared by both players.
Discussing the diaspora of places where private security can be utilised, Manjeet Singh Cheema, Founder & MD, Five Force Security Solutions Pvt Ltd, conveyed that if trained well and given impetus by the government, the private security industry can provide services ranging from private airport security to crime and forensic investigation to physical barriers in protests to surveillance to railway monitoring systems.
“Even on the borders, private security can take up patrolling and monitoring a surveillance area to stop cross-border traffic,” Cheema conveyed.
Written by: Bhupendra Paintola