The scandal that has rocked and come to public light about Avarn Security gets more incriminating by the day, revealing a culture of downplaying and coverup. Avarn Security Managing Director Niclas Sacklén’s initial reaction to Helsingin Sanomat was disbelief.
According to the daily, Sacklén considered the allegations “unbelievable.” Moreover, he initially would not confirm if the company, which has an annual turnover of 100 million euros, terminated the employment of the suspected security guards.
Sacklén has denied in repeated interviews with Helsingin Sanomat that the company as zero tolerance for violence by security guards. Now he admits that the company has failed in this task.
Another matter that Helsingin Sanomat’s reporting reveals is that security guards from the company that were convicted of excessive force contained to work as if nothing happened.
The daily states in an editorial: “There needs to be a debate on training in the private security sector. It is also the responsibility of the provider of such services to ensure that the morale of the security guard can be trusted. It all boils down to how security company treats customers. Quality must be demanded of the security guard industry.”
Migrant Tales has written several stories about how security guards on local trains in Helsinki and the Greater Helsinki Area.
Am I confident that Avarn Security’s violence problem will be fixed?
I am highly sceptical.