Toronto, Ontario, 27 November 2014 – Commissionaires Great Lakes, has been selected by the City of Owen Sound to be the sole security service organization for the provision of school crossing guards and parking by-law enforcement for the City.
The three-year contract began September, 2014, and features an option to renew for two additional one-year extensions. Commissionaires will deploy a total of 30 personnel to of downtown parking spaces and lots as designated by the City to enforce parking by-laws and provide crossing guard services at four local schools.
“We are extremely pleased to be able to provide for the safety and security of the City of Owen Sound’s residents and we’re excited to support the City as it continues to grow,” said Tom Prins, CEO, Commissionaires Great Lakes.
“We welcome the opportunity to partner with Commissionaires and we look forward to a successful future together serving our citizens,” said Wayne Ritchie, Director of Financial Services, City of Owen Sound.
Commissionaires is Canada’s premier security provider and the largest private sector employer of Canadian Armed Forces and RCMP veterans. Founded on the core military values of dedication, responsibility and sense of mission, it employs 20,000 people from coast to coast to coast. It offers a wide range of security services including professional guarding, monitoring and surveillance, threat risk assessment, non-core policing, by-law enforcement, digital fingerprinting, criminal and employee background screening, investigations, and security training. The completely self-funding, not-for-profit organization generates more than $500M in annual revenue, of which approximately 95% is returned to its employees. Its clients include a diverse range of public and private sector organizations.
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