60% of UK adults have trust in private security professionals

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The Security Industry Authority (SIA) has released new research on public trust and confidence in the private security industry, carried out by BMG Research, which says six out of ten adults in the UK have trust in private security professionals.

Man fined for working illegally on pub door

Viktor Abduluahi has been fined for working illegally as a door supervisor. Abdullahi pleaded guilty on May 31 to working illegally as a door supervisor at a Southsea, Hants, pub. Portsmouth Magistrates Court heard he was working illegally between 25 June and 19 August last year. The court heard how he fled the scene befpore […]

Wine bar staff had no SIA licences to work – fines

Two men who worked illegally as door supervisors at a Welsh wine bar have been be hit with fines. Both men pleaded guilty to working illegally as door supervisors at a Cardigan wine bar between September and November last year. Tristan Edwards was fined £400, ordered to pay £250 prosecution costs and a £160 victim […]

Door supervisor fined for working illegally

A door supervisor caught working illegally at a wine bar faces a hefty bill after being convicted by magistrates. At a court hearing on May 18, David James pleaded guilty to the offences between between September and November last year in Cardigan, Wales. James was sentenced at Haverfordwest Magistrates’ Court where he was handed a […]

Arena bomb victims remembered six years on

The terrorist bomb attack in Manchester, which sparked Martyn’s Law, is remembered today on its sixth anniversary. Twenty-two people were killed at the Arena after a lone suicide bomber targeted music fans as they left a concert by Ariana Grande. Figen Murray, mother of victim Martyn Hett, pictured, has campaigned for better security standards at […]

SIA launches new licence guidance videos

The Security Industry Authority (SIA) launched eight new guidance videos for licence applicants and existing holders. The new videos provide helpful guidance to licence applicants and licence holders in a visual and easy-to-understand format. These include 5 videos providing walk-throughs of our licensing process and 3 videos providing helpful guidance on renewing a licence in […]

Fake security officer used cloned licence – court

Fake security officer Ibukun Chiedu Joseph has been sentenced to six months in jail for using a cloned licence. Joseph fled barefoot when challenged about his paperwork at a premises he was working in last year. It transpired he was working as a security officer using a cloned Security Industry Authority (SIA)multiple times to gain […]

Security fines pay for good causes for young

The Security Industry Authority (SIA) has made funding awards to two good causes from cash confiscated from fines imposed on rogue private security companies convicted of criminal offences. The SIA recipients have been named as Young Enterprise and 1000 Black Boys, both different organisations but buth aimed at improving the lives of young people. . […]

Criminal record for security document fraudster

A businessman submitted forged documents in order to get Security Industry Authority (SIA) approval so he could provide cover for a football club. John Arthur Radley, of Maidenhead, Berks, was sentenced at Reading Crown Court following after admitting fraud last November. He was prosecuted for repeatedly providing fraudulent contracts and invoices to the Security Industry […]

Director fined for fake security licence

Company director Gentian Dedej has been fined after pleading guilty to purporting to be a Security Industry Authority (SIA) contractor. Appearing at Willesden Magistrates’ Court on 14 March, Dedej, of Cricklewood, London, was fined £1,666 and required to pay prosecution costs of £2,416.33 and a victim surcharge of £167 by 31 May. The court heard […]

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