BC Security Guards Need to be better equipt sign now

We as Security Guards, the people Security Guards Protect and the clients of Security companies would like the Private Investigators and Security Agencies Act of BC to be modified in such a way as to allow Security Guards in the Provence of British Columbia armed with non-lethal weapons (i.e. Batons)

A security guards primary responsibility is to observe and report, but what if it's an assault in progress or a guard is attacked with a weapon. All Security Guards are required to know basic open hand tactics, but if the least violent reasonable means is the use of an impact weapon (baton) or an aerosol weapon (pepper spray); a Guard should be able to carry a weapon to defend themselves as well as the people and property they protect.

Every year many guards are attacked and injured or killed and in many cases it was due to their lack of defensive equipment. In most provinces for example; Guards are entitled to use aerosol weapons (mace, pepper spray, etc.) and batons. In some other provinces guards are equip with Tasers.

In almost all other places guards can at very least carry Hand Cuffs. An effective means of restraining a violent individual that is attempting to attack a guard or someone the guard is trying to protect should be a requirement, yet here is BC it is prohibited. If it requires both hands to restrain someone and there are no phones or perhaps no other people around, how can the guard be expected to call the police?

The Private Investigators and Security Agencies Act of BC is ridiculous in the way that some one who is called a Security GUARD is not permitted to carry any equipment to help uphold that title.

We call for some or all of the following to be permitted as acceptable equipment for Security Guards in British Columbia:
- Hand Cuffs
- Impact Weapons (i.e. Batons)
- Aerosol Weapons (i.e. Pepper Spray, Mace, OC Spray)
- Tasers

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  • 26 December 2015150. Trevor K
    I support this petition
  • 23 December 2015149. Jen A
    My ex boyfriend is a guard and has been attacked several times. He was in the military so he can handle himself but what about all the other guards that haveto work with the current poor training and lack of equiptment? I think the provincial government n
  • 19 December 2015148. Alana M
    Definitly needed!
  • 09 November 2015147. Brtent F
    Help protect the people protecting the public!
  • 01 November 2015146. Shauna M
    I support this petition
  • 24 October 2015145. Guljinder D
    I support this petition
  • 30 September 2015144. Brian Lc
    Times are changing we need to adapt to the times
  • 28 August 2015143. Ryan B
    This would be great
  • 05 July 2015142. Jennie J
    My fiance is a security guard. They are put in much the same situations that police get put into, but without ANY way of protecting themselves, save whatever self defence techniques they have. How is that fair?
  • 02 July 2015141. Damara S
    I support this petition
  • 15 June 2015140. Tyler F
  • 31 May 2015139. Lawrence J
    I support this petition
  • 30 May 2015138. Thomas I
    I support this petition
  • 30 May 2015137. Tim S
    I have been a Peace Officer for approx 30 years, and am now a Security Guard.
  • 16 May 2015136. Brad Kelly
    I support this petition
  • 24 April 2015135. George Campos
    Cuffs and spring loaded batton, with training of course.
  • 19 April 2015134. Kyle R
    this would be great not only for ourselves but for the places and people we protect. at least have some kind of restraint and weapon protection would be good at the least.
  • 29 March 2015133. Jeremy P
    This is definately long past due.
  • 15 March 2015132. Mohammed Alik
    I certainly agree with you. We are also human beings, our families expect us to come back home.
  • 27 February 2015131. Steven N
    I do see the need to be better equiped to defend ourselves been in a few situations my self,but ,I also know there are two kinds of guards out there good and bad and would hate to see the wrong guard end up with weapons of any kind could be scary
  • 26 February 2015130. Marion M
    as a female security gaurd myself, I would be able to better protect others as well as myself if I had something besides a flashlight and a cell phone.
  • 22 February 2015129. Jordan G
    I support this petition
  • 04 February 2015128. Antoine Ortiz
    Definitely.I'll take security guards more serious the day they are armed,because then I'll know for sure they can protect me and be more reliable.
  • 30 January 2015127. Adam D
    I support this petition
  • 15 January 2015126. Ankit J
    I support this petition
  • 04 December 2014125. Nick K
    I agree totally. With training and certification Security Guards will be able to protect themselves and others. Any citizen can carry handcuffs ie: in house loss prevention officers/security guards. Just because a Security Guard works for a contract compa
  • 27 November 2014124. Adam S
    I agree. Furthermore, security is becoming more and more of a parapolicing organization. My training, education and past experiences has paralleled that of a police officer. I am not a "guard" but an "officer" and this province need to realize just how si

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Edwina StevensonBy:
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The Provincial Government of British Columbia


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