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On-the-run East London ID fraudster sought by police to start jail sentence

A fugitive of justice from East London who has repeatedly failed to appear in court on charges of using fake identity documents is being sought by the police in order to start a nine-month jail sentence. On Wednesday 26 February at Wood Green Crown Court, Emmanuel Forson was...
Posted On 28 Feb 2020
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Security Industry Authority issues update on licence-linked qualifications

The Security Industry Authority (SIA) is continuing to develop new licence-linked qualifications as part of its review of industry skills and qualifications. To allow all parties sufficient time to prepare for the changes, the SIA expects to launch the new qualifications this...
Posted On 25 Feb 2020
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Full programme unveiled for 2020 OSPAs Thought Leadership Summit

The third Outstanding Security Performance Awards (OSPAs) Thought Leadership Summit, organised in association with the National Security Inspectorate, takes place on Wednesday 26 February at the Royal Lancaster Hotel in central London. Details of the full programme have now been...
Posted On 18 Feb 2020
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Leicester security boss ordered to pay £30,000-plus or face time behind bars

On Friday 14 February, Irfan Dogan (23) from Leicester was sentenced at Leicester Crown Court. Dogan was fined £1,000 and ordered to pay court costs of £1,000 for infringement of the Private Security Industry Act 2001. He was ordered to pay £30,000 on Friday 27 January under the...
Posted On 17 Feb 2020
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UK Drone Delivery Group issues urgent ‘Call to Action’ for business leaders

One of the UK’s leading drone experts has urged British property owners and business leaders to leverage the opportunity of their under-used land for drone testing in order to help accelerate the rate of growth of the UK’s drone industry in the face of what he describes ...
Posted On 06 Feb 2020
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SIA welcomes Alec Wood and Kate Bright as non-executive directors

A businesswoman with a background in close protection and a former senior police officer have become the two latest appointees by Home Office ministers to the Security Industry Authority (SIA). Alec Wood and Kate Bright began their three-year term as members of the Authority on...
Posted On 04 Feb 2020
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Security boss and unlicensed officer prosecuted at Birmingham Magistrates’ Court

On Friday 24 January, Dudley security boss Tammy Sharman and security officer Gregory Clarke were fined at Birmingham Magistrates’ Court for offences against the Private Security Industry Act 2001. Sharman and Clarke pleaded guilty to the offences following an investigation...
Posted On 29 Jan 2020
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High-profile speakers added to 2020 OSPAs Thought Leadership Summit Programme

The third Outstanding Security Performance Awards (OSPAs) Thought Leadership Summit, organised in association with the National Security Inspectorate (NSI), takes place on Wednesday 26 February 2020 at the Royal Lancaster Hotel in central London. The event organisers have now...
Posted On 23 Jan 2020
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Security officer sentenced for working at school with forged SIA licence

On Friday 17 January, Oladeji Christopher Owolabi of West London was sentenced at Wood Green Crown Court for two counts of fraud and one count of possessing documents with an improper purpose contrary to the Identity Documents Act 2010. Owolabi must now undertake an 18-month...
Posted On 21 Jan 2020
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SIA launches consultation on Code of Conduct for private security operatives

The Security Industry Authority (SIA) is launching a six-week consultation on a draft Code of Conduct for SIA licence holders and applicants for SIA licences. The SIA is inviting the industry, licence holders and anyone with an interest in private security to have a say on the...
Posted On 09 Jan 2020