Perpetuity Research and Consultancy International’s director Professor Martin Gill FSyI has been appointed as a Chartered Security Professional (CSyP). Professor Gill’s application was approved by The Security Institute and the Chartered Security Professionals’ Registration Authority, and he has now been admitted to the Register of Chartered Security Professionals.
Professor Gill will be presented with his Certificate of Admittance at the Annual Celebratory Dinner for the Register, which is to be held in central London on Wednesday 16 March.
Professor Gill started PRCI back in 2002 when the company was formally launched by HRH Prince Michael of Kent. He’s also a Professor of Criminology and, for over two decades now, has been actively involved in a range of studies relating to different aspects of crime and its prevention.
In the past, Gill has studied victims, the police service and the probation service and looked in some detail at different ways in which the community manages crime and criminality.
Gill has a particular interest in business crime and the security sector. Projects he has been involved in (with Perpetuity colleagues) include those focused on the causes of false burglar alarms, why fraudsters steal, the effectiveness of CCTV, the effectiveness of security officers, how companies seek to protect their brand image and the generators of illicit markets and stolen goods.
Security Research Initiative
Importantly, Professor Gill has also launched and led the Security Research Initiative (SRI). The SRI engages leading associations and companies in the security business sector to cover important topics such as the procurement of security and the value of security.
Some of the SRI’s findings led to the establishment of a Best Value for Business Campaign in conjunction with Security Management Today (SMT) aimed at highlighting how security can enhance organisational performance.
Gill’s work has been published widely. Indeed, he’s the Editor of the Security Journal and regularly appears in the media commenting on security topics. Professor Gill has written for Risk UK on several occasions, and was also a member of SMT’s Editorial Advisory Board as well as the Judging Panel for the Security Excellence Awards.
Professor Gill is a Fellow of The Security Institute, a member of The Worshipful Company of Security Professionals, a Freeman of the City of London, chairman of the ASIS Research Council and an overseas representative on ASIS International’s Academic Programs Committee.