By Anaam El Adawy
The Divison of Security Services of the Cairo Chamber of Commerce is holding an urgent meeting next week to discuss the alleged attacks launched against security personnel of Falcon Group by university students and the effect on private security companies.
Abdel Wanis, vice chairman of the Division of Security Services, said that Falcon Group’s crisis has caught the interest of all security guard companies and caused them to reconsider their future in the local market.
He also noted that the companies intend to file a brief following the meeting demanding that the cabinet grant judicial seizure to security personnel and allow them to carry weapons.
Abdel Wanis declared that the division requires cooperation from security entities, especially in light of the security situation at universities, claiming that private security companies around the world work side by side with the police, which does not occur in Egypt.
He affirmed that private security companies would be granted some privileges to help carry out their jobs, noting that these companies have the capability to do some administration work like traffic control and airport work, while the police will maintain their roles in investigations and keeping order.
Brigadier General Ashraf Abdel Aziz, member of the division, claimed that the role of private security guard companies has completely changed since the revolution, and demand has increased in the light of police absence. He claimed that rising crime has increased the burden on security guards.