As part of an operation to tackle anti-social behaviour, criminal damage and violent crime across Cheshire, SIA investigators and officers from Cheshire Police checked pub door staff and security guards working in Ellesmere Port on Friday [21 August].
17 security operatives working at pubs and retail outlets in the area were checked and all held valid SIA licences. It is illegal for door supervisors and contracted security guards to work without an SIA licence.
SIA Head of Investigation, Lucia Howland said: “We have been working closely with the police to ensure that door staff and security guards in the area are aware of their legal responsibility so I am very pleased with the results.”
Sergeant Emma Parry from the Neighbourhood Policing Team said: “It is important to ensure that people who visit Ellesmere Port during the evening hours are safe in the knowledge that appropriately trained and regulated door staff are present. Cheshire Police work closely with the SIA to complete regular checks in the area.”