Central Association of Private Security Industry (CAPSI) on Thursday (May, 9th 2019) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Sardar Patel University of Police, Security and Criminal Justice (SPUP), Jodhpur, Rajasthan in an endeavour to upscale the technical skills of the private security personal and to frame the syllabus and curriculum for degree, diploma and certificate courses in security management.
Post signing the MoU, CAPSI Chairman Sh. Kunwar Vikram Singh said “there is a need for specialized courses of the security management. Our associations with SPUP will help in getting good quality of managers and supervisors for private security industry. There is a growing demand for private security personnel from abroad also. Our trained manpower with proper degrees and certificates will increase their employability abroad, particularly in Europe and Gulf nations where demand is increasing.”
Vice Chancellor of SPUP, Mr. NRK Reddy said “There is a huge demand for security personnel which is growing rapidly. Need of private security is growing not only in India but also abroad. It is not possible and feasible for the government to provide security to all. Therefore, private security industry is growing fast. Supply of skilled and trained security personnel is far less than the demand. Our collaboration with CAPSI will help in getting more and more trained personal on the ground. Going ahead we will introduce new courses and training models for guards as well as supervisors.”
In Mr. Kunwar Vikram Singh’s opinion, the MoU signed between CAPSI and SPUP will establish collaborative relations between them in the area of academics and research besides working on developing curriculum for degrees, diplomas and certificate courses. To begin, SPUP will introduce B.A in Security Management’ in collaboration with CAPSI. For student’s internship and their placements, CAPSI and SPUP both will cooperate mutually. Workshops, seminars, joint research projects with faculty exchange program for teaching and research will also be conducted by both of them.
Sh. Mahesh Chandra Sharma, Secretary General of CAPSI said that “Our renowned organization for security professionals started its journey back in 2005 and developed as an elite association nationally and internationally. We are managing world’s largest workforce of 7 million guardsman and women engaged in providing private security cover to the nation. CAPSI’s governing bodies consist of an eminent board of governors having former army generals, veteran police and para-military officers, high ranking intelligence professionals from Central Bureau of Investigation and premier governmental intelligence agencies and renowned risk managers.”
SPUP was established back in 2012 by an Act passed by the state legislature, Government of Rajasthan. It is a pioneering institute that focuses on crucial issues related to security, criminal justice, road safety, gender sensitization, cyber-crime and other related fields, and focuses on the mission to create an academic centre of excellence dedicated to the study, research and extension activities in the realm of policing, security and criminal justice where professionals, academicians and young citizens work together to achieve understanding, knowledge and skills required to attain highest ideals of public services and democratic citizenship.