Joondalup’s MCS Security up to the task at Optus Stadium, says CEO

MCS Security chief executive Paul Simmons with team members.
MCS Security chief executive Paul Simmons with team members.

TEAM members from MCS Security in Joondalup will be kept on their toes while making sure Optus Stadium crowds of up to 60,000 people are safe.

The company provided security at Domain and NIB stadiums before it won the asset protection contract over national companies for Perth’s world-class facility.

Chief executive Paul Simmons, who founded MCS Security in 2005, said the contract win set a standard for other local businesses to take on substantial tenders.

“It is important not just to MCS Security to have won the contract for asset protection at the stadium but for all WA businesses, which shows if you provide as good service at a competitive rate you can compete against national companies,” he said.

“For us it’s a mark of recognition in that a local WA-based company employing local people can compete against national companies and be successful and entrusted with the contract of providing these security services for asset protection of what is a truly internationally iconic venue.

“Winning the contract has further enhanced the pride of our employee’s in working for MCS Security, not only on the frontline but throughout the organisation, and also highlighting to our shareholders our commitment to continue to grow the business and taking MCS forward at every opportunity.”

Mr Simmons said MCS duties included 24-hour asset protection to ensure the “health, safety and wellbeing of all employee’s contractors and visitors” to the venue.

“This world-class facility is already equipped with a comprehensive state-of-the-art control room which is manned 24/7; this along with other technological innovations utilised at the stadium, all of which assist our staff to achieve the results expected.

“We co-ordinate our operations with WA Police and assist them on a daily basis to ensure the utmost level of security is provided to the stadium and surrounds.”

Former police officer and Minister for Sport and Recreation Bob Kucera joined the northern suburbs based company at the chairman in 2016, bringing more than 30 years’ experience of law enforcement.

The initial contract for MCS Security is for three years, with an option of an additional two years.

As MCS Security provides asset protection to the venue, the company wasn’t responsible for apprehending Ben Jenkins who streaked during the one-day international cricket in January.

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