We are excited to publish the Report of the Multi-stakeholder Workshop on regulation, oversight and governance of the private security industry in the Caribbean region, held in Trinidad and Tobago on 4 – 5 February 2019. The event was organised by the Implementation Agency for Crime and Security of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM IMPACS), with the support of the Secretariat of the Montreux Document Forum (DCAF) and gathered more than 75 representatives of governments, Montreux Document participants, International and Regional Organisations and institutions; civil society organisations; private security companies; and representatives of industry associations.
The combination of panels, keynote speeches, discussions and break-out sessions enabled participants to discuss recommendations on good practices in regulating private security. These recommendations will be submitted for consideration by CARICOM Member States, the CARICOM Secretariat, the Common Single Market and Economy (CSME) and the Council of Ministers of National Security and Law Enforcement (CONSLE). The Multi-stakeholder Workshop demonstrated a strong interest and engagement by participants and supported the development of concrete recommendations. More importantly, the meeting underlined the great potential of future collaboration between different stakeholders to strengthen the oversight of private security in the Caribbean.