ACSA In Brief

The Association of Certified Security Agencies, or ACSA in short, was established on 18 March 1997 as a society under the Societies Act, Singapore. Prior to the formation of ACSA, security agencies were loosely banded to enhance the training of security officers. The Licensing Division of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID), who was the authority that dealt with matters related to the licensing of security agencies, was charged with the responsibility of the crafting of the training syllabus. Some like-minded security agencies got together and supported the idea mooted by CID. This led to the idea of forming an Association comprising of security agency owners. Over the years, ACSA has played pivotal roles in shaping the current landscape of the private security industry. Today, ACSA boasts of over 130 licensed security agencies and is the leading Security Association in Singapore.



Job, Vision and Mission

The association defines “private security” as that activity which involves the provision of manpower, security equipment and procedures in a property for the protection of personnel, assets and information against any form of hurt, loss or sabotage and in this regard includes the provision of security training.

ACSA aims to be the leading security association in Singapore acting as a VOICE of licensed security agencies and their employees.

ACSA will adopt an APPROACHABLECARING AND SERVICE orientated front, to engage her members , partnering relevant government agencies, buyers and other stakeholders with an appropriate and amicable ATTITUDE to enhance the landscape of the private security industry to create a platform for a safe and secure Singapore.

ACSA’S TRUSTS are as follows:

To be Approachable
Caring for its employees
Service-orientated towards its stakeholders
Appropriate and amiable Attitude


What does it symbolise?

The red depicts leadership – many have come to recognise the association as an industry leader;

The multiple stars represent the various agency members, coming together as one in the spirit of co-operation;

The white depicts the reservoir of wisdom which is what the association imparts to her members and industry stakeholders;

The varying tones of the blue depicts a high degree of integrity, which is a value that the association hold steadfastly and it binds all our attributes; and

Finally, the concentric circles and the shield in the middle depicts protection which is the core function of what our members do in their business, protecting people’s lives and property.