Thank you for publishing the article on an unlicensed security company operating in Whitehorse.
The company in question was Liberty Security Systems based out of Edmonton, Alberta.
I am one of the owners of Liberty.
We spent several weeks working on licensing prior to expanding operations into Whitehorse.
We registered extra-territorially in the Yukon, secured WCB registration and received a business licence from Whitehorse. Unfortunately, we were unaware of the agency licensing requirement.
Once we were informed of the additional requirement of an agency licence, we suspended our operations immediately and commenced the application with the consumer services group of the Yukon government.
I’d like to point out that the people working in consumer services clearly did the right thing when they issued the press release in late June. They were also very professional and knowledgeable regarding our licensing requirements.
They acted quickly in the interests of Yukon citizens and, needless to say, it was a little embarrassing for us to have missed such an important step in the process.
We are also pleased to tell you that we have received our agency licence (No.1168-3-066) under the Private Investigators and Security Guards Act for the Yukon and are now entitled to operate in the territory.
We have also secured local space and are excited to add Whitehorse as a permanent part of our business going forward.
Liberty Security operates in several provinces and has been recognized as a platinum dealer for Reliance Protection every year since 2007.
We have also been recognized as GE Security’s Dealer of the Year each year since 2008.
We take pride in doing things right and in delivering the very best customer service that ensures we maintain our ‘A’ rating with the Better Business Bureau.
If you have any questions or would like to discuss further, please call me directly at your convenience.
Russell Keddie, managing partner
Liberty Security, Edmonton