Security guards from the Canadian Corp of Commissionaires are taking over the job of guarding detainees at Saint John's police headquarters.
The change comes after the Department of Justice and the solicitor general withdrew sheriff's officers who had been handling the job for police since the new police headquarters building opened two years ago.
The Canadian Corps of Commissionaires has prided itself in being early adopters of new security technologies. Most recently, Commissionaires Northern Alberta Division, headquartered in Edmonton, began operating unmanned air vehicles aka drones for surveillance work on client properties. Although this is a relatively new security platform, Commissionaires view it as the sign of things to come.