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Private security, emergency services come together for safety exercise at London’s Cuckoo Club
On Sunday night (10 October) the Security Industry Authority (SIA) is running a safety resilience exercise at West End venue, The Cuckoo Club. The SIA is running the exercise in partnership with the Metropolitan Police Service, Profile Protection Security Services Ltd, West End Security Group, Safer Business Group, the Princess Royal's Volunteer Corps, Inspirations Theatre Company, and The Cuckoo Club itself. The training event at The Cuckoo Club comprises a series of real-time simulations, involving actors and volunteers, of possible emerge...
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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 boss ordered to pay £6,500 for supplying unlicensed security or go to jail
A Preston man has been ordered to pay a four-figure sum for providing unlicensed security to a school. Last Tuesday (20 April 2021) Martin Coe of Blackpool was handed a £6,548 Confiscation Order at Preston Crown Court, payable within three months. If he fails to pay he will face a 60-day jail sentence. He was also ordered to pay court costs of £5,000 to the Security Industry Authority (SIA) within 12 months. Tuesday's decision follows the SIA's prose...
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Statement from Michelle Russell, Acting Chief Executive of the SIA, on the new licence-linked qualifications
On the day before they come into force, Michelle Russell, Chief Executive of the SIA (Security Industry Authority), marks the introduction of the changes to training for SIA licence applicants and licence holders. The statement confirms the changes, the context behind their introduction and their importance in public protection.   “Tomorrow marks the introduction of the updates to the existing qualifications needed to apply for an SIA licence for the first time.   I want to take this opportunity to confirm the changes, w...
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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...
SIA Chief Executive, Ian Todd, to step down from his position
Ian Todd, the Chief Executive of the Security Industry Authority announced today, Thursday the 3rd of September 2020, that he would be stepping down from his position. A release sent out by the SIA stated that this decision was taken due to a change in personal circumstances and that Ian would be leaving the role on the 16th of October 2020. “It has been an honour and a privilege to lead the SIA over the past 18 months and I...
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