Day by day more people contract private security guards due to the increasing criminality in Lima. The security enterprises are not able to provide all the guards that are requested, so there are new enterprises that supply the demand of guards, though they are not always professional.
Only half of the 90,000 people who work in security are trained and have a serious enterprise. Peru doesn’t have a law that regulates the work of private guards, which contributes to the problem. Setting a good example, congresswoman Emma Vargas de Benavides presented to the Congress a law project that regulates the services of private guards.
Among the proposals is to register the private guards in the Interior Affaires Department, to have a certification of evaluation in weapons handling by the Dicscamec (Peruvian institution that gives licenses to allow the use of weapons) and finally to have clean record, no crime or police detentions.