Private security

In this section you will find information about the responsibilities of the Guardia Civil regarding the Private Security Sector.


Responsibilities of the Guardia Civil regarding the Private Security Sector

According to Spanish Law 23/1992 on Private Security (Ley de Seguridad Privada) of 30th July (Spanish Official Gazette BOE. no. 186, dated 04-08-92) and implementing regulations, the Civil Guard, is responsible for:

  • Firearms and weapons of private security companies and their staff:
    • Control of firearms and weapons
    • Granting of type C licenses
    • Gunsmiths for Custody of firearms
    • Shooting practice
    • Shooting instructors
  • Rangers and their special tasks:
    • Administrative control.
    • Training Centres.
    • Trainers of Rangers centres and special tasks
  • Operational communication with private security companies and their staff regarding the responsibilities of the Guardia Civil according to the Spanish law on law enforcement agencies (Ley Orgánica de Fuerzas y Cuerpos de Seguridad).

The following departments are in charge of performing the Guardia Civil’s responsibilities:

  • The Central Inspectorate for Arms and Explosives (Intervención Central de Armas y Explosivos (ICAE)), regarding weapons and explosives.
  • The Protection and Security Service (Servicio de Protección y Seguridad (SEPROSE), regarding private security for which the Guardia Civil is responsible under the Law on private security.

 


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