– The municipality is satisfied, the police are satisfied. So now we continue to develop and strengthen this work, says Erik Pelling.
The guards help with measures that the police do not always have time for. The municipality’s head of security, Anders Fridborg, believes that it helps build security for people.
– This is about creating security in the urban environment and that it should be orderly and pleasant for everyone, he says.
Legislation makes further expansion more difficult
In order for security guards to be able to take on even greater responsibility, a change in the law must take place. The current law LOV (Law on security guards) came into force in 1980 and does not reflect today’s society.
– Society looked different then and the possibility of a permit for security guards was very limited and does not match today’s needs, says Anders Fridborg.
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