Free Newsletter
Register for our Free Newsletters
Newsletter
Zones
Access Control
LeftNav
Alarms
LeftNav
Biometrics
LeftNav
Detection
LeftNav
Deutsche Zone (German Zone)
LeftNav
Education, Training and Professional Services
LeftNav
Government Programmes
LeftNav
Guarding, Equipment and Enforcement
LeftNav
Industrial Computing Security
LeftNav
IT Security
LeftNav
Physical Security
LeftNav
Surveillance
LeftNav
View All
Other Carouselweb publications
Carousel Web
Defense File
New Materials
Pro Health Zone
Pro Manufacturing Zone
Pro Security Zone
Web Lec
 
ProSecurityZone Sponsor
 
ProSecurityZone Sponsor
 
ProSecurityZone Sponsor
 
ProSecurityZone Sponsor
 
ProSecurityZone Sponsor
 
ProSecurityZone Sponsor
 
 
News

Pilgrim group provides guard registration service for Iraq.

Pilgrims Group : 22 November, 2007  (Application Story)
The Pilgrim Group is ensuring that all security guards and related weapons fulfil the new Iraqi law on registration.
Following The Iraqi Ministry of the Interior's move to require the licensing of all private security guards and their weapons, Pilgrims Group is leading the way by registering all of their local guards. These Iraqi guards are vital elements of the security for Pilgrims' media and corporate clients in and around Baghdad.

Under the new law due to come into effect from January 1st 2008, the Ministry of the Interior (MOI) will be able to carry out spot checks and arrest any guard operating in Iraq who is not registered to an accredited security company. Pilgrims, whose personnel are largely comprised of ex-special forces operatives, is already fully registered and amongst the first to make sure their clients conform to the new law.

"The MOI has wanted to exert greater influence on those carrying weapons for some time. This is not unreasonable and is something that we support and will adhere to," said Pilgrims Group Commercial Director, John Whitwam MBE.
"The introduction of this law has been accelerated by a number of recent incidents involving some high profile private security companies which have led to Iraqi casualties," continued Whitwam. "Unfortunately for companies such as Pilgrims that pride themselves on their low profile and unobtrusive methods, these incidents have galvanised opinion against western security companies amongst the local Iraqi population, and the threat of reprisal attacks remains high."

The MOI is subsequently ordering that every security guard and their weapon must be registered. "It is only reasonable that the government should seek to legitimise weapon carrying in its country. We will work with the MOI and the PSCAI to meet these requirements and thereby protect our clients," committed Whitwam.

"You can only imagine the implications to someone in the media or corporate world operating in Iraq if their security guards are stopped by the MOI and found not to be registered. In the worst case, their weapons will be confiscated and the guards arrested. We are making sure our clients adhere to the MOI policy, thereby ensuring they remain legally protected in what remains an area of very high risk."
Bookmark and Share
 
Home I Editor's Blog I News by Zone I News by Date I News by Category I Special Reports I Directory I Events I Advertise I Submit Your News I About Us I Guides
 
   © 2012 ProSecurityZone.com
Netgains Logo