Security News

  • Project Security Lose Approved Contractor Status
    The Security Industry Authority (SIA) have announced, via their website, that Project Security UK Ltd have lost their Approved Contractor Status (ACS) following convictions for ‘security offences’ at a Doncaster, Magistrates’ Court. According to the SIA press release, ‘Project Security and its director, Simon Bran, 46, pleaded guilty to supplying three unlicensed security guards. The
  • Vote of No Confidence in the Security Industry Authority
    A few months ago I reviewed a book written about the Close Protection industry; Close Protection: A Closer Observation of the Protection Equation. In this book the author, Richard Aitch, openly criticises the lack of standards set by the Security Industry Authority within the Close Protection sector which I applauded and still do. He’s now gone
  • SIA Launch New Post Office Aplication Service
    The Security Industry Authority is developing a new and easier way for individual applicants to apply for their SIA licence. An agreement has been signed with the Post Office to launch the new service. The service will be introduced this autumn and will make applying for a new SIA licence easier and cheaper; applicants will
  • Security Training Certificates Withdrawn Amid Training Malpractice Allegations
    The UK Security Directory has been made aware of the following information from the SIA. Highfield Awarding Body for Compliance (HABC) has withdrawn a number of certificates awarded via training providers Get Licensed and Adult Learning Network Ltd (who previously operated as AAB Training) following an investigation into training malpractice.
  • Shotspotter Gun Shot Locating Technology Axed
    On the 15 December 2009 West Midlands Police (WMP) initiated project Birmingham Safe And Sound in Birmingham city. In February this year a report was made public showing the details of this project and how it was helping to bring down gun crime in Birmingham, but recently the Birmingham Community Safety Partnership – which funded
  • G4S Back CEO Nick Buckles After Review of Olympic Security Contract Failings
    Security firm G4S have stood by its chief executive Nick Buckles but have confirmed two other senior executives would leave following its investigation into the Olympic contract blunder. The whole blunder emerged just two weeks before the Olympic opening ceremony when G4S admitted that it would not be able to fulfil it’s contractual obligation in providing 10,400 security operatives
  • Home Affairs Select Committee report on Olympic security
    The Home Affairs Select Committee published on Friday the report into Olympic security delivery, suggesting that the Government should maintain a central register of high-risk companies who have failed in the delivery of public services, to inform future procurement decisions. Chairman of the Committee, Keith Vaz MP, said: “Because of the swift actions of the
  • SIA Nationwide Inspection During Olympic Games Period Finds High Compliance
    A nationwide inspection during the two weeks of the Olympic Games [27 July – 12 August] found high compliance. Security Industry Authority investigators checked 156 security operatives including door supervisors, CCTV operatives, security guards and close protection operatives to ensure they held and displayed a valid SIA licence as is required by law.
  • Dale Cregan Remanded In Custody
    The man accused of murdering GMP PCs Nicola Hughes and Fiona Bone, as well as father and son David and Mark Short, has appeared before JPs. Dale Cregan (29 and pictured) spoke only to confirm his name and date of birth when he appeared at Manchester Magistrates’ Court on September 21.
  • Failed London Bomb Plotters Launch Appeal
    Four men jailed over a failed plot to bomb London in 2005 are launching a legal bid to overturn their convictions. Muktar Ibrahim, Yassin Omar, Ramzi Mohammed and Manfo Asiedu were jailed in 2007 for their roles in the planned attack on July 21, 2005.

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