March 10th, 2014
Commissionaires Ottawa, whose service territory extends throughout all of Northern Ontario, has been selected by the City of Timmins to be the sole security provider for the Victor M. Power Airport, Timmins, Ontario.
The three-year contract began on March 1, 2014. Commissionaires Ottawa will deploy security personnel to provide area monitoring, access control to restricted areas, parking and vehicle control, non-core police services (by-law enforcement), and CCTV (Closed Circuit TV) monitoring.
“Commissionaires have been a reliable security presence in airports across Canada for several decades,” said Cheryl Fifer, Director of Business Operations at Commissionaires Ottawa. “This contract further expands our growing national footprint in the airport security industry and strengthens our reputation as a trusted, experienced security services provider.”
Commissionaires divisions across Canada provide a diverse range of services at more than 30 airports in nearly every province. Other services currently being provided to airport clients include dispatch, identification services, airside security, airfield vehicle patrols (to monitor wildlife, pick up foreign object debris and enforce speeds and safety requirements on runway corridors), security escort services during construction and expansion projects, luggage conveyor belt maintenance, administration and customer service.
“We are excited about partnering with Commissionaires Ottawa, our new security provider, and we look forward to a successful future together protecting and serving our passengers, air carriers, employees and partners at the Victor M. Power airport in Timmins, Ontario,” said Dave Dayment, Airport Manager.
Commissionaires is Canada’s premier security provider and the largest private sector employer of Canadian Armed Forces and RCMP veterans. Founded on the core military values of dedication, responsibility and sense of mission, it employs 20,000 people from coast to coast to coast. It offers a wide range of security services including professional guarding, monitoring and surveillance, threat risk assessment, non-core policing, by-law enforcement, digital fingerprinting, criminal and employee background screening, investigations, and security training. The completely self-funding, not-for-profit organization generates more than $500M in annual revenue, of which approximately 95% is returned to its employees. Its clients include a diverse range of public and private sector organizations.
About Victor M. Power Airport
Owned and operated by the City of Timmins, the Victor M. Power airport is one of the largest airports in Northern Ontario and serves as a convenient gateway to Toronto and various northern communities. Scheduled service is provided by Air Canada, Porter Airlines, Air Creebec and Bearskin Airlines. In addition, it serves as a base for the Ministry of Natural Resources, recreational, business and private aircraft and emergency medical transportation hub for ORNGE. Victor M. Power Airport first opened in 1955 and serves over 180,000 passengers annually.
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