Door staff pass checks during London Borough multi-agency initiative

Door supervisors checked in clubs and bars in Hackney and Croydon on Thursday and Friday night [11-12 Feb] were all found to be working legally. The Metropolitan Police, with support from the Security Industry Authority, mounted the multi-agency operation.

Over the two evenings the teams visited 12 bars and clubs, inspecting 54 door staff – all operatives held and displayed valid SIA licences. The intelligence-led operation was part of a wider police initiative to control gun and knife crime in London boroughs and to provide a visible deterrent, particularly to young people (aged 13 – 24), on or around licensed premises.SIA Head of Investigation Darren Woodhouse said:“The SIA licence reassures the public that the holder has undergone training and checks to demonstrate their competence to perform their duties so I was pleased to find all door staff working legally. Successful operations like this illustrate our commitment to working with the police and other agencies to help keep the public safe.”

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