The Royal Government of Cambodia has issued Sub-Decree No. 289, which sets out rules and regulations for the setting up of private security companies. This is part of an effort to encourage the establishment of private security companies to safeguard private property, and ensure the security of the people and the public order of the country. The Ministry of Interior, with the assistance of the General Commissariat of National Police, was appointed to control and manage such private security companies.

Permission from the Ministry of Interior should be sought only after the company is duly registered at the Ministry of Commerce. In addition, a letter of permit from the local administration will be required for the appointment of guards or security staff.