Security Industry Regulatory Department

The Security Industry Regulatory Department is a department under the Singapore Police Force with the aim of creating "A well-regulated, strong and reliable private security industry, working in partnership with the Home Team to ensure the safety and security of Singapore .

Background

The Security Industry Regulatory Department was set up on 1 September 2004 . Since then, SIRD has worked towards enhancing the standards of the security industry by:

  • Introducing a rigorous new basic training and testing regime
  • Developing a comprehensive set of policies and directives covering APF operations, logistics, manpower and training
  • Embarking on a comprehensive auditing regime

Mission and Vision

Mission

The mission of the Security Industry Regulatory Department is:

To regulate all armed and unarmed guards in Singapore ;
To set standards to improve competencies of armed and unarmed guards;
To ensure compliance to standards;
To undertake and manage training and testing for armed and unarmed guards

Vision

The vision of the Security Industry Regulatory Department (SIRD) is to create "A well-regulated, strong and reliable private security industry, working in partnership with the Home Team to ensure the safety and security of Singapore .[1]

SIRD Grading Exercise

The SIRD Grading is an annual exercise to audit all licensed Security Agencies.

Objectives

The Grading System aims to gauge the operational and service standards of the
security guard agencies. It is designed to motivate the agencies to strive to
improve their standards, thereby raising the level of professionalism in this
industry. The grading system also aims to educate buyers and consumers on the
differentiated quality of security guard agencies for their information and
selection.

Criteria

The criteria are based on the ‘6 Pillars of an Effective Operational Organization’,
namely (1) Operations Planning and Capability Management; (2) Capacity of
Operational Leadership; (3) State of Knowledge Management; (4) Quality of
Manpower; (5) Operations Support and (6) Operations Delivery.
Each criteria is given an equal weightage of 16.5% with the remaining 1% set aside as a
bonus category.[2]

Grades

Grade Definition Percentage
A Excellent >=80%
B Good 65%< and < 80%
C Satisfactory 50%< and < 65%
D Unsatisfactory <50%
Not Graded Did not participate N.A.
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