For Immediate Release: September 17, 2007
Contact: Lawrence Peter, Director, Private Security Company Association of Iraq. email@example.com
PRIVATE SECURITY COMPANY ASSOCIATION OF IRAQ REAFFIRMS ITS COMMITMENT FOR INCREASED TRANSPARENCY AND ACCOUNTABILITY
September 17, 2007
Baghdad, Iraq –The PSCAI is committed to furthering professionalism, transparency and accountability within the private security industry operating in Iraq. The PSCAI endeavors to continuously reaffirm these important goals.
To this end, the PSCAI has recently redistributed the Rules for Use of Force to all member companies. “While we stand by the professionalism of our members, our highest priority is ensuring that the industry acts in a responsible and professional manner. Private security company employees are highly trained and experienced individuals operating in a challenging environment. They are fully aware of the Rules for Use of Force and pride themselves on abiding by those rules. PSCAI membership is contingent on agreeing to operate under consistent operational standards, as outlined in CPA Memorandum 17,” said Lawrence Peter, who is the Director of the PSCAI. The PSCAI will work closely with its members, the private security industry, Iraqi and Coalition officials in continuing its goal of furthering transparency and accountabilty. The PSCAI is available for further comment on the Rules for Use of Force, as well as standards and accountability of private security contractors.
More information related to the PSCAI can be found at www.pscai.org.
PRIVATE SECURITY COMPANY ASSOCIATION OF IRAQ REJECTS AND CONDEMNS ALLEGATIONS OF ILLEGAL ACTIVITY
August 2, 2007
Baghdad, Iraq – The Private Security Company Association of Iraq (PSCAI) and its
members were dismayed to learn of a blog entry on Wonkette.com alleging their
involvement in illegal activities.
“As partners with the Coalition in their efforts to secure and stabilize Iraq, our members are held to high standards of ethics and professionalism. We have not, nor ever will, condone the type of activity suggested on the Wonkette website. The PSCAI condemns the unauthorized use of our name and our logo in association with this activity. We are currently investigating the source of these allegations and any association member found promoting, condoning or participating in these activities will be immediately expelled,” said Lawrence Peter, who is the Director of the PSCAI.
The PSCAI is a non-profit organization formed and maintained to discuss and address matters of mutual interest and concern to the industry conducting operations in Iraq. A primary goal of the PSCAI is to bring transparency and accountability to the private security company industry.
More information related to the PSCAI can be found at www.pscai.org
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