Bali Safe for Visitors: Security Firm
SEMINYAK ~ A leading Australian private security company has been conducting a security audit of Bali to assist in making improvements to the safety and security of the island.
â€œBali has recognized that it simply canâ€™t flourish without a viable tourism industry â€“ itâ€™s the islandâ€™s number-one revenue generator â€“ and this realization is reflected in the upgraded security status across the island,â€ Tom Roche, managing director of SNP Security, which carried out the audit, said.
â€œThings have improved in Bali and the local population, along with its visitors, mutually share a â€˜sentiment of securityâ€™ which works at many levels around the island,â€ he said.
There had been a visible improvement in security on the island, better than ever before, noted Roche.
Visits by SNP personnel to Bali were unannounced and covert, both day and night, so that a true picture of the security situation could be determined, the company said.
â€œThings have improved in Bali and the local population, along with its visitors, mutually share a â€˜sentiment of securityâ€™ which works at many levels around the island,â€ said Roche.
â€œIn essence, there are two major policing organizations in place â€“ the very vigilant community security (pecalang) and the official government organizations such as the police, military and counterterrorism units.â€
The security assessment was carried out to entice visitors, particularly Australians, back to Bali.
Said Roche: â€œBali is better prepared today than it ever has been to cope with the kind of threats we all face, and I can confidently say we are now ever-vigilant and well-prepared.
â€œThese recourses, combined with upgraded, international-standard training for the islandâ€™s many private security companies, have ensured that the overall situation has taken a positive leap forward.â€Filed under: The Island