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SIA launches new counter-terrorism e-learning on 10th September
Today, Friday 10 September, the Security industry Authority (SIA) is launching Action Counters Terrorism (ACT) Security e-learning for security professionals. The SIA developed the new training in partnership with the National Counter Terrorism Security Office and the Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure. ACT Security is free, specialised training for front line security operatives. The custom-built training provides up-to-date counter-terrorism knowledge to help operatives prepare for and respond to terrorist incidents whils...
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The SIA announces changes to the new Close Protection Qualification Launch Date
Change to the launch date for the new Close Protection qualification The SIA has extended the introduction of the updated Close Protection qualification to 01 April 2022. The new implementation date will allow for full testing of the new skills before they are introduced. They will run a pilot in early 2022 with selected training centres. This will enable those delivering the qualification to provide feedback on the new bespoke physica...
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Heather Baily appointed new Chair of the Security Industry Authority (SIA)
Today, 07 June 2021, Heather Baily QPM, starts her new role as the Chair of the Security Industry Authority (SIA). Appointed by the Home Office, her term as Chair will run for three years. As Chair of the Authority Heather Baily will contribute to the overall strategic direction and corporate oversight of the SIA, ensuring with other Authority Members, that the SIA’s Executive Team is held to account for discharging its duties effectively and to the hig...
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Lancashire Security Company Director Found Guilty
*Press Release* A Lancashire company director who provided unlicensed security staff to a school has had his case referred to a higher court for sentencing. Martin Coe, the former director of Evolution Security Services NW, was found guilty following a two-day trial at Blackpool Magistrates’ Court on 05 and 06 October.  The prosecution was brought by the Security Industry Authority (SIA). SIA investigators disc...
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Michelle Russell appointed Acting Chief Executive of the SIA
*Press Release from the SIA* The Security Industry Authority (SIA) has appointed Michelle Russell as Acting Chief Executive. Michelle will take up the role on October 19 following Ian Todd's departure from the SIA. Michelle is currently the SIA's Director of Inspections and Enforcement. Immediately prior to joining the SIA Michelle was a Director at the charity regulator, the Charity Commission.  Elizabeth Franc...
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Consultation on Top-Up training for license holders launched by SIA
As has been announced previously, requirements for applying for an SIA license will be changing effective April 2021. In order to ensure that new applicants and existing license holders will have comparable knowledge and expertise, the SIA has been reviewing how best to bring current holder up to speed. As part of this process, they announced on Wednesday ...
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Unlicensed security director ordered pay confiscation order
On May 29th 2020, Nicholas Seabrook, former director of NPS Security Ltd in Cwmbran, was served a confiscation order under the Proceeds of Crime Act of £5,560.59. This order was handed down at Cardiff Crown Court in relation to his acting as an unlicensed director of a security company. If he does not pay, he will face a prison sentence. Seabrook started NPS Security Ltd in 06 August 2018 and ran it until July in the following year. During thi...
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SIA Chief Exec issues statement on Critical Worker designation for security officers

The Chief Executive of the Security Industry Authority has released a statement with regards to Security Officers and whether they are considered to be Critical Workers during the Covid-19 Crisis. Please find the full un-edited statement below:

"On Monday, 23 March the Prime Minister announced further instructions to the British public to combat the spread of Coronaviru...

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SIA announces reduction in license fees from April 1st 2020
On Tuesday 10th March 2020, the Security Industry Authority announced that from the 1st of April 2020, individual licenses for all sectors will be reduced from £210 to £190. This will apply to applications for both new licenses and renewals. Applications by existing license holders for additional licenses will pay 50% of the new fee. The SIA License fee was set at £220 in January 2012 and remained the same for seven years until Oc...
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