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CITIZEN’S CHARTER

2021 (1st Edition)

External Services
Security Licensing Division (SLD) Services

1. Authority Purchase Firearms (ATPF)
2. New License to Operate (LTO) for PSA (Temporary)
3. New Regular License to Operate (LTO) for PSA
4. Renewal of Regular License to Operate (LTO) for PSA
5. Extension License to Operate (LTO) for PSA
6. New License to Operate (LTO) for PDA (Temporary)
7. New Regular License to Operate (LTO) for PDA
8. Renewal of Regular License to Operate (LTO) for PDA
9. Extension License to Operate (LTO) for PDA
10. New License to Operate (LTO) for CSU (Temporary)
11. New Regular License to Operate (LTO) for CSU
12. Renewal of Regular License to Operate (LTO) for CSU
13. Extension License to Operate (LTO) for CSU
14. Change of Licensee/Business Address and/or Business Name of PSA/PDA
15. Change of Business Status from Single Proprietorship to Corporation as PSA/PDA
16. Cease to Operate (CTO) for PSSPs with Temporary LTO
17. Cease to Operate (CTO) for PSSPs with Regular LTO
18. Voluntary Cease to Operate (CTO) for PSSPs with Temporary LTO
19. Voluntary Cease to Operate (CTO) for PSSPs with Regular LTO
20. Application for Certificate of Registration (CR) for Government Guard Units (GGU)
21. SEC/DTI Endorsement for PSA/PDA
22. Application for License to Exercise Security Profession (LESP) New and Renewal

 

Enforcement Management Division (EMD) Services

1. Issuance of Non-Pending Case
2. Conduct of Administrative Inspection
3. Conduct of Post to Post Inspection
4. Accreditation of PSA to Employ/Deploy Protection Agents
5. Authority to Deploy Protection Agents
6. Issuance of Special Duty Detail Order (SDDO) with 15 days Validity
7. Issuance of Special Duty Detail Order (SDDO) with 30 days Validity
8. Accreditation of Armored Vehicles
9. Authority to Wear Special Set of Uniform (SSU)

 

Security Training Management Division (STMD) Services

1. Issuance of Accreditation of Private Security Training Institute for Specialized Course and Regular
2. Issuance of Letter of Authority
3. Issuance Administration Inspection for PSTIs New/Renewal
4. Issuance of Accreditation of Training Director, Training Officer, and Training Instructor

 

Security Canine Management Division (SCMD) Services

1. Accreditation of Private Security Canine Training Center
2. Accreditation of Private Canine Security Service Provider
3. Canine Team Evaluation Test (Walk-In)
4. Change of Licensee/Business Name/Address of Security Canine Service Provider
5. Change of Licensee/Business Name/ Address of Private Security Canine Training Center

 

 

SUPERVISORY OFFICE FOR SECURITY AND INVESTIGATION AGENCIES (SOSIA)

 CITIZEN’S CHARTER

2021 (1st Edition)

 

  1. Mandate:

        The 2003 Revised Rules and Regulations Implementing Republic Act No. 5487 as amended  

  1. To implement the laws, rules and regulations governing the administration and general supervision over the organization, operation, business and other related activities of all licensed private detective, watchmen, security guard agencies and company/ government guard forces throughout the country.

 

  1. To disseminate polices, rules and regulations promulgated by the Chief, PNP or his authorized representatives pertaining to security guards and their agencies.

 

  1. To provide administrative services in the issuance of licenses for private

security agencies, private detective agencies, company guard forces and government security forces.

 

  1. To conduct inspection of posted guards on duty, company guard forces, security agencies and company guard forces.

 

  1. To investigate complaints against private security agencies, company guard forces, private detective agencies and security guards/watchman.

 

  1. To supervise the training and re-training of security guards being conducted by PNP Offices and other accredited security guards training schools.

 

  1. To maintain and update records of security consultants, security officers, private detective, watchman, security guards, security agencies and company guard forces.

                                                                          

  1. Vision:

 

        By 2026, SOSIA shall be transformed into a highly digital capable for an effective, efficient and credible ICT based regulatory and supervisory Office.

 

        SOSIA is committed to the vision of an effective and efficient regulatory office in providing administrative services and general supervision to PSAs, PDAs, CGFs, GSFs and PTSCs, security personnel and all stakeholders and the private security industry capable of using technology and modern data base management system for a globally competitive private security service and highly capable and trained security personnel.

 

III.   Mission:

 

        To regulate and supervise the organization and operation of Private Security Service Providers, Private Security Personnel and Private Security Training Institutions.

 

        To provide administrative services and general supervision over the management and operations of all organized private security agencies/ detective/watchmen, company guard forces and government Security Forces throughout the country.

 

  1. Service Pledge:

   

       Guided   by its Mission, Vision and Core Values supervisory Office for Security and Investigation Agencies is committed to deliver quality regulatory services and operational supervision over security service providers and security personnel.

 

        To attain this, SOSIA commits to:

 

  • Provide Service Excellence, Output Based, Steadfast Integrity and Automation in carrying out its mandate;

 

  • Effective implement and enforce security agency and security licenses laws, rules and regulations; and

 

  • Continuously improve SOSIA system and procedures in conformity with all applicable requirements.

Provision of Protection Agents Providing VIP Security Services to Private Individuals

This pertains to the forthcoming election period which will start on January 9, 2021 and will last till June 8, 2022, which its pinnacle is the May 9, 2022 election day itself. During this period, it is assumed that all government law enforcers (policemen, soldiers, etc) providing Personal Security Protection/VIP Services or in colloquial terms "bodyguard" services will be RECALLED and PULLED-OUT from their respective protectess (VIPs) irregardless whether they are politicians, businessmen, etc.

COMELEC Resolution No. 10728 

This pertains to a COMELEC resolution enumerating the rules and regulations on the ban, bearing, carrying, and transportation of firearms has been released by the Commission on Elections (COMELEC), which will take effect during the election period.

COMELEC Resolution No. 10728, the election period will be from Jan. 9, 2022 to June 8, 2022. It also covers the prohibition against availment or engagement of the services of security personnel or bodyguards. The resolution will be enforcing Sections 32 and 33 of Republic Act No. 7166. 

Under the general provisions, it is stated that “No person shall bear, carry or transport firearms or deadly weapons outside his/ her residence or place of business, and in all public places, including any building, street, park, and in private vehicles or public conveyances, even if he/she is licensed or authorized to possess or to carry the same, unless authorized by the Commission, through the Committee on the Ban on Firearms and Security Concerns (CBFSC), in accordance with the provisions of this Resolution.”

It is also stated that “No person shall employ, avail him/herself or engage the services of security personnel or bodyguards, whether or not such security personnel or bodyguards are regular members or officers of the PNP, AFP, other law enforcement agencies of the government or from a private security service provider, unless authorized by the Commission, through the CBFSC or the RJSCC in case of a TA-SD, in accordance with the provisions of this Resolution.”

 

MEMORANDUM ADVISORY

SECURITY GUARDS BEING UTILIZED AS SAFETY OFFICERS AND BEING GIVEN OTHER UNPRESCRIBED TASKS

 This pertains to the practice of various owners/managers of establishments of utilizing the security guards employed within their respective establishments other than their prescribed functions (e.g. bus boys, waiters, janitors, parking attendants, messengers, etc.). At the onset of COVID19, establishments particularly malls  are using private security personnel as Safety Health Officers, who are even wearing "Safety Protocol Officer" vests which strictly violates Section 3(d) of RA5487 "Watchman or Security Guard, Watchman or Security Guard Agency. Any person who offers or renders personal service to watch or secure either residential or business establishment, or both, or any building, compound, or area including but not limited to logging concessions agricultural, mining or pasture lands for hire or compensation, or as an employee thereof...".