News Local 4,021 licensed private security guards in Cyprus

4,021 licensed private security guards in Cyprus

There are 186 licensed private security firms in Cyprus with 2900 licensed security guards, while another 1,121 guards have permits to work independently, Phileleftheros reported on Wednesday.

It said that the applications of 29 private security firms have been rejected for failing to satisfy requirements, while applications from 406 private guards were also turned down.

Police have not renewed the licence of 14 private security firms and of 55 guards, it added.

The private guards work at a range of premises, from supermarkets to hotels and banks.

Police carry out on the spot checks of security firms and their employees as well as self-employed guards to ensure they are licensed. Since 2013,  police have checked 11,385 locations where they checked the papers of 12,750 guards.

Top Stories

Trump says protesters would have met ‘vicious dogs’ if White House fence breached

U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday said demonstrators protesting the death of a black man who died after a white police officer knelt on...

Paphos: Police publish photos of stolen valuables

  Police have found jewellery, watches and other valuables in the possession of a 22 year old and a 15 year old who are under...

Protests flare around the United States over Minneapolis killing

Violent protests flared overnight in several U.S. cities as demonstrators vented their anger over the killing of George Floyd, a black man who died...

Just one new Covid-19 case on Saturday; total at 943

  One person has tested positive for coronavirus from a total of 2061 tests, the Health Ministry said on Saturday, bringing the total since the...

Paphos: 10 hotels to reopen in June

  Ten of the 57 hotels in the Paphos district are expected to reopen in June, the president of the Paphos branch of the Cyprus...

Taste

Local cuisine: An introduction

Rich in fresh ingredients and tasty herbs, offers the very best of Mediterranean culinary delights. Head out to a tavern and feast on a...

Spiced lamb with beetroot salad and scented yoghurt

Lay the lamb on a tray, skin side down. Rub with crushed garlic, sprinkle with spices and ground pistachios, wrap in plastic wrap and...

Easy seafood pasta with white wine sauce

Ingredients: 2-3 tbsp olive oil 1 garlic clove, chopped 2-3 tablespoons of whipped cream 1/3 cup white wine 300g spaghetti, roughly broken 300-400g of...

Traditional salads that will blow your mind away

This traditional salads will make you actually love salads! Cyprus may be famous for souvla and kleftiko but if you try the traditional salads with...