Portage city council awarded a contract this week to the Manitoba Division of the Canadian Corps of Commissionaires. Councillor Ryan Espey says the two year contract is for by-law enforcement and parking meter services in the city.
Security guarding operations have been around for a long time. Allan Pinkerton started his famous company in 1850, perhaps the first recognizable forerunner to today’s increasingly competitive security sector. Security guarding companies today still wrestle with the dual tasks that plagued Pinkerton in the 19th century: recruitment and training.