The PSRA is a statutory body under the Ministry of National Security. It was established under the PSRA Act of 1992. Following the rapid growth in the number of organizations and individuals operating in the Private Security Industry, it became highly desirable that a system be introduced to hold these organizations and individuals accountable to some form of regulation and monitoring.
The Act provides that
The P.S.R.A. is responsible for monitoring and regulating the following organizations:
As part of the main functions the Authority has to:
To monitor and regulate the operations of organizations and individuals operating in the Private Security Industry. To facilitate a closer link between Private Security and State Security in the interest of national well-being.
To promote international and professional standards and practices in the Private Security Industry.
Rosalyn Campbell is the CEO of the PSRA.