Our job description

The Security Industries Authority is a self funding State entity and its core functions under section 5 of the Security Protection Act are as following:-

  1. To grant licenses and permits under this Act
  2. To fix minimum standards of training applicable to holders of licenses and permits, respectively
  3. To establish, provide or approve training institutions and facilities or permit such training institutions or facilities as it may approve to conduct training or to be used for training for the purpose of training of persons who intend to perform security officer duties or security guard duties
  4. To approve any equipment other than firearms used by a holder of a license or permit or required by a customer to be installed on his premises or property
  5. To ensure that the holder or a license or permit operates or carries out his duties or performs his functions in accordance with the terms and conditions of the license or permit and subject to the provisions of this Act
  6. To formulate a Code of Conduct governing the disciplinary matters and work ethnics with the Industry
  7. To undertake such other functions and exercise such powers as may be conferred on it by this Act or any other law and
  8. In carrying out its functions, the Authority shall uphold and promote the public interest in public safety, public order and public welfare having regard to the need to attain efficiency and quality in the delivery of security services

About the Security Industries Authority Staff

The Security Industies Authority is headed by a Registrar as the CEO and has ten (10) other staff members from all four (4) regions of the country working under him. These includes the Manager Finance and Administration, Manager Licensing and Compliance and four (4) Regional inspectors(MOMASE, Islands, Highland and Southern).

The Inspectors job are very challenging because they are at the front line of enforcement to ensure that private security companies are compliant with the provisions of the Security Protection Act to operate a security company. Most of them are former officers of the Royal PNG Constabulary. Apart from them we also have a efficient staff made up of the Executive Secretary, Accounts clerk, admin driver and a office Manager.

Staff Profiles

Tom Kulunga

Mr. Paul Kingston Isari LLB
Registrar & CEO PNG Security Industries Authority
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Sir Brown Bai

Mr. Vincent Kirina B.Com, CPA
Manager Finance & Administration
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Ian Augerea

Mr. Alphonse Krau MBE
Manager Licencing & Compliance
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SIA Staff

Security Industries Authority Staff

Front left - right Ms Margaret Biskum- Security Inspector New Guinea Islands and Ms Jean Korup - Executive Secretary
Back left - right Mr. Rinson Ngale - Security Inspector NCD/Southern Region, Mr. Derega Akarafa office Manager, Mr Pius Moi - Security Inspector Highlands Region and Mr. Mathew Yanis office admin officer.

Security Industries Authority organizational chart

Security Industries Authority Organisation Chart

Vacancies for three (3) Representatives from the Security Industry to sit in the Council

The Security Industries Council through the Chairman now invites all licensed security companies and permitted guards to liaise with their Security Providers Association to nominate three (3) representatives of their choice to sit in the Council to make it nine (9) the maximum council members allowable under section 9 of the Security Protection Act. Two (2) persons to represent the interests of licensed security companies and one (1) person to represent the interests of permitted security guards. The names of the three (3) nominees must be submitted to the Chairman of the securitry Industries Council care of PO BOX 80 Port Moresby or laise with the Registrar.

Criteria for appointment to the Security Industries Council

  1. The candidates must have a sound knowledge in the operations of private security companies and are quite versed with the Security Protection Act 2004.
  2. The candidates shall not be currently employed in any licensed security companies that are currently registered with the Security Industries Authority or were not previously employed by any licensed security companies.
  3. The candidates shall not be a current owner or a shareholder of a licensed security company currently registered with the Security Industries Authority and the IPA (Investment promotion Authority).
  4. The candidates shall not be a previous owner or a share holder of a licensed security company registered with the Security Industries Authority or with the IPA. (Investment promotion Authority).
  5. Interested persons may submit their application with a CV with three (3) references named and attached with their latest passport size photos.
  6. Both male and females are encouraged to participate.
  7. Only registered security companies and permitted security guards will participate in the nominations of the three (3) persons to the council.
  8. All candidates shall be subjected to a fit and proper persons test before they are formally appointed for 3 years term by the Minister for Police & Internal Security.
  9. All nominations must be received by 31 December 2013.

For enquires on this matter

Visit us at the 3rd floor of the Watkins Mall Okari street Boroko NCD or write to the Chairman Security Industries Council PO BOX 80 Port Moresby National capital District. You can also contact Manager Licensing & Compliance - Mr. Alphonse Krau on telephone 3239851 / 3257930, facsimile 3237930, or email executivesecretary@sia.gov.pg

Invitation to the Stake Holders and the Industry to make a submission on the amendments to current security Protection Act

The Registrar now invites all the registered security companies, service receivers and interested stake holders for their written submission to amend the current Security Protection Act to cover many grey areas of the law.

The submissions should clearly state what provisions of the current Security Protection Act 2004 and the Security Protection regulation 2012 are to be amended to enhance the growth of the industry. This is necessary in light of numerous complaints from the security companies and interested stake holders of the short falls in the current Act which is said to be hindering the growth of the industry.

All submissions must be dropped at the 3rd floor of the Watkins Mall Boroko. They can also be posted, faxed or emailed using the address on the last page. Copies of the current Security Protection Act 2004 can be obtained at the Security Industries Authority office for K35 to use as a guide to prepare the submissions.

Appointment to the Board of Complaints

The Security Industries Authority in compliance with section 57 of the Security Protection Act 2004 has already advertised in the media in early February 2013 seeking for two (2) interested persons to sit on the Board of Complaints.

The purposes of the Board of Complaints is to hear allegations made against licensed security companies by the general public and to award appropriate disciplinary penalties to protect the integrity of the security industry. Several applications have already been received and the short listed candidates will be advised in writing by the chairman shortly before a final selection is made for their three (3) yeas appointments by the Minister for Police and Internal Security.