By Sandeep Joshi

NEW DELHI, JUNE 1, 2019: In a step that would upscale technical skills of private security personnel, Central Association of Private Security Industry (CAPSI) on Thursday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Sardar Patel University of Police, Security and Criminal Justice (SPUP), Jodhpur (Rajasthan) to cooperate and collaborate in framing of syllabus and conduct degree, diploma and certificate courses in security management.

“There is a need for specialized courses on security management. Our association 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,” said CAPSI Chairman Kunwar Vikram Singh after signing the MoU.

“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 personnel on the ground. Going ahead we will introduce new courses and training modules for guards as well as supervisors,” said SPUP Vice Chancellor Mr. NRK Reddy.

According to Kunwar Vikram Singh: “As per the agreements signed between CAPSI and SPUP, the two organizations will establish collaborative relations between them in the area of academics and research besides working in developing curriculum for degrees, diplomas and certificate courses. To begin with, SPUP will introduce ‘BA in Security Management’ in collaboration with CAPSI. CAPSI and SPUP will also cooperate for internships students and their placements. We will also organise workshops, seminars etc. We will also conduct joint research projects and do faculty exchange program for teaching and research.”

Central Association of Private Security Industry (CAPSI) Chairman Kunwar Vikram Singh (right) exchanging MOU with Vice Chancellor of the Sardar Patel University of Police, Security & Criminal Justice (Jodhpur) Mr. NRK Reddy. The two organisations will cooperate in framing of syllabus and conduct degree, diploma and certificate courses in security management

Central Association of Private Security Industry (CAPSI) – The preeminent organization for security professionals made its unpretentious beginning in 2005 and has emerged as an “elite association” nationally and internationally renowned security professionals managing world’s largest workforce of 7 million guardsmen and women engaged in providing private security cover to the nation. CAPSI’s governing processes are being guided by 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.

Sardar Patel University of Police, Security and Criminal Justice, Jodhpur (SPUP) has been established by an Act Passed by the State Legislature, Government of Rajasthan in 2012.  SPUP is pioneering institute that focuses on crucial issues related to security, criminal justice, road safety, gender sensitization, cyber-crime and other related fields. Mission of SPUP is 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 citizen work together to achieve understanding, knowledge and skills required to attain highest ideals of public services and democratic citizenship.

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