AMALGAMATED Security Services (Guyana) Inc. began training of its first batch of security officers on Monday and leading the exercise is former Deputy Commissioner of Police from Trinidad and Tobago, Davis Douglas.
Douglas is a man with 38 years of experience in the Police Service as well as 10 years in Amalgamated. He is being ably assisted by Cortland Gordon, a former Guyana Police Force officer, who has 36 years of experience in training.
The trainees have already undergone preliminary academic testing, passed an initial interview, and have also passed their mandatory drug test.
They must now successfully complete three weeks of training and pass their interim and final exams. The last hurdle will be a management interview which they must successfully negotiate before being deemed fit enough to wear the Amalgamated uniform.
Distinction in academics is not enough to succeed since an aptitude for problem solving, diligence and the attitude towards excellence itself are important hallmarks of natural leaders and persons who will excel in the challenging field of private security.
The 21 trainees, including seven females, are not only drawn from Georgetown but hail from as far as Linden and the East Berbice regions. Many have prior experience in the uniformed services such as the police, military, fire or prison services while others come from private security companies.
Some have no experience in the security industry whatsoever but Amalgamated discriminates against none.
Training will consist of such routine security topics as Access Control, Guarding, Conducting Patrols and the like. To impart superior knowledge and to inculcate superior skills and performance, however, Amalgamated will have a specialist instructor to convey knowledge with respect to Customer Service and the UN Declaration of Human Rights. The course is scheduled to end on Friday the 5th of December.
Amalgamated Security Services (Guyana) Inc. is part of a larger family of companies that is headquartered in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago. There are operations also in Grenada, St Lucia and Barbados.
More information about Amalgamated can be obtained by visiting the website www.assl.com.