-> Member of the Board of Directors, Friedrich P. Kötter: “Germany is now following the successful example of almost all its neighbouring European countries”
-> The Vice President of the Federal Association of the Security Industry appeals to the Federal Government: that the Security Services Act adopted in the coalition agreement will become a reality in this legislative period
Essen (18/06/2020). KÖTTER Security warmly welcomes today’s official announcement of the transfer of responsibility for legislation regarding security to the Federal Ministry of the Interior (BMI), which will come into effect on 1st July.
"With the change of responsibility from the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology to the Federal Ministry of the Interior, Germany is now following the successful example of almost all its neighbouring European countries and thereby fulfilling a long-standing wish of the security industry, for which our company and our Federal Association has been campaigning for many years", said Friedrich P. Kötter, member of the Board of Directors of the KÖTTER Security Group. The Vice President of the Federal Association of the Security Industry (BDSW) was convinced that the future responsibility of the Federal Ministry of the Interior and the Security Services Act, also announced by the Federal Government, will raise the bar in quality standards in the industry even higher. "This was explicitly emphasised by the Federal Minister of the Interior Horst Seehofer in his statement, about which I am particularly delighted."
The 53-year-old therefore appealed to the Federal Government to make the independent legislation for the security industry set out in the coalition agreement a reality during this legislative period. “This Security Services Act is needed more urgently than ever to meet the growing security challenges, not only for business, but also in public spaces. Private security service providers are already an important partner for police and other security authorities. However, the existing legislation for the sector, which has existed since 1927, is no longer fit for purpose to ensure that this important collaboration is really effective. This requires separate legislation which all our European neighbours, with the exception of Austria, have adopted for some time now.”
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