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Port of Halifax signs new contract with Commissionaires

Not-for-profit has been HPA’s security partner for over a decade


January 12, 2021
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The Halifax Port Authority has chosen Commissionaires Nova Scotia once again to provide security-related services, including surveillance monitoring, patrolling, and access control. The initial term of the contract is one year with the option to renew annually for two additional years.

Commissionaires has been HPA’s security partner for over a decade. The new contract was awarded following an open tender process and came into effect January 1, 2021. Commissionaires employs 46 full-time staff year-round at the Port of Halifax, and an additional 22 staff during a typical six-month cruise season.

“We see Commissionaires as a part of our Port Community,” said Captain Allan Gray, president and CEO, Halifax Port Authority.

“It means a lot to be able to partner with an organization that can help us meet our environmental, social and community goals.”

“Halifax is a port city, and we’re proud that our veteran commissionaires – many of them former sailors – will be able to continue to play their key role at the Port of Halifax,” said Geoff Hamilton, CEO, Commissionaires Nova Scotia.

“COVID-19 has highlighted the importance for any organization to work with a reliable integrated security partner who can provide depth and resilience in a prolonged crisis.”

Commissionaires is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing employment opportunities for veterans of the Canadian Armed Forces and RCMP. Commissionaires Nova Scotia is an independent member of the Commissionaires federation employing more than 1,400 Nova Scotians serving government and the private sector in a wide range of roles. Its services include security officers, remote monitoring and surveillance, mobile patrol, threat risk assessment, bylaw enforcement, identification and fingerprinting services, background screening, investigations, and security and safety training.

Clients include some of Nova Scotia’s most recognizable private and public sector institutions.