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Barred security director found guilty of working without a licence in wake of SIA investigation

On 14 September at Llandudno Magistrates Court, security company director Mark Pursglove was found guilty of working without a licence. Rachel Williams was found to have aided and abetted Pursglove, while Alan Williams was found guilty of providing false information. This...
Posted On 19 Sep 2017
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Court fines unlicensed Leeds security director and Twenty Four 7 Security & CCTV Ltd

On 18 August at Leeds Magistrates Court, Aaron Mohammed was fined for working without a Security Industry Authority (SIA) licence. His company, Twenty Four 7 Security & CCTV Ltd, was also prosecuted for supplying unlicensed security officers. Aaron Mohammed pleaded guilty to...
Posted On 06 Sep 2017
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Teesside security director sentenced to 32 months in prison following SIA investigation

At Teesside Crown Court on Friday 30 June 2017, Christopher Catchpole was sentenced to 32 months of imprisonment following a guilty plea to offences of money laundering, supplying an unlicensed security operative and being the director of a security company without having a...
Posted On 23 Aug 2017
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UKCMA report focuses on reduction in number of security and stewarding personnel

A significant report detailing the results of a survey concerning an industry-wide reduction in the numbers of security and stewarding personnel has now been published by the United Kingdom Crowd Management Association (UKCMA). The finalised report delivered by the University of...
Posted On 18 Aug 2017
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Full review of Security Industry Authority’s ACS to be undertaken by Pye Tait Consulting

North Yorkshire-based Pye Tait Consulting is working in partnership with the Security Industry Authority (SIA) – the Regulator for the private security industry – to undertake a full and thorough review of the Approved Contractor Scheme (ACS), which measures private...
Posted On 24 Apr 2017
Tony Porter QPM LLB: Surveillance Camera Commissioner
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Surveillance Camera Commissioner launches National Surveillance Camera Strategy for England and Wales

Following on from a detailed consultation process that began last October, Tony Porter QPM LLB – the Surveillance Camera Commissioner at the Home Office – has launched a National Surveillance Camera Strategy for England and Wales with the specific aim of helpin...
Posted On 17 Mar 2017
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Door supervisor prosecuted for using fake Security Industry Authority licence

On Tuesday 7 March at Cardiff and Vale Magistrates Court, Christopher David Price was found guilty of working without a licence. He also pleaded to being in possession of a false document (purported to be a Security Industry Authority licence). In June 2016, a Security Industry...
Posted On 13 Mar 2017
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Former Approved Contractor prosecuted by SIA for deploying unlicensed security officer

On Monday 6 February during a hearing held at Cwmbran Magistrates Court, Stuart Reeves of Lock It Down Security Services Limited and Joseph Mitchell of Alpha Secure Group Ltd were found guilty of supplying an unlicensed security operative. The prosecution of Lock It Down Security...
Posted On 09 Feb 2017
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Former ACS company Elite Security (NW) Ltd sentenced for deploying unlicensed security officer

On Tuesday 1 November, Elite Security (NW) Ltd and David Halliwell were found guilty and sentenced at Wigan and Leigh Magistrates Court for deploying an unlicensed security officer. In May last year, Elite Security (NW) Ltd e-mailed a Security Industry Authority (SIA) Approved...
Posted On 11 Nov 2016
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Commissioner launches consultation on draft national surveillance camera strategy for England and Wales

Tony Porter QPM LLB, the Surveillance Camera Commissioner for England and Wales, has launched a consultation document on a draft national surveillance camera strategy that’s designed to help keep people safe in public places while respecting their right to privacy...
Posted On 25 Oct 2016