Costa Rica News – Go figure! These companies do little no no background checks on the people they hire, do not do proper training with the firearms they are given, and allow them to walk around “protecting” a certain business or area. Give a untrained person a firearm and do not do a psychological evaluation and bad things are going to happen.
These companies account for 20% of the 1,800 who are registered in the country.
Among the acts attributed to them, highlight violations Arms and Explosives Act, obstruction of the work of the Police and abuse of people. Put a person in a power position in Costa Rica they are going to act like this in many cases.
The files are analyzed by the Directorate of Private Security Services of the Ministry of Public Security.
Andrew Olsen, head of the unit, explained that the anomalies are the use of weapons are that they are not registered, or are registered for a different person who carries it. Also, the guards do not have permits to carry these weapons in many cases.
Indeed, earlier this year, the company suspended the license to the company Diema SA and its owner after residential neighbors The Itaba in Curridabat Sanchez, interpose a series of complaints to the Prosecutor by threats and attacks.
Meanwhile,they initiated the process to determine if the permit should be revoked permanently from operating.
Yesterday, Olsen said that this is one of the cases that is under investigation, so he could not give details.
Director of private security services said there are other faults as “wearing uniforms similar to those of the police, which is forbidden.”
In addition, reports of assaults in bars or guards who did not act when there were criminal acts.
The body takes about six months to determine if applicable warnings or definitely canceled the concession.
In the past year, the Department canceled three licenses to companies that violated the Arms Act, said the head of the office.
The authorities noted that, in that period, and with the help of officers of the security forces, have tightened controls on firms to avoid wrong doing.
So steal 10 cans of tuna, get put in jail for 12 days, carry weapons without permits, get complaints of abuse and impersonate police officers get a 6 month investigation into your actions. Way to be consistent Costa Rica. The ridiculousness can not even be put into words. A guard recently killed a college student in Costa Rica. Something this extreme had to happen for actions to be immediately taken. Get your shite together CR!