SIA Leads Multi-Agency Crackdown

A Security Industry Authority-led multi-agency operation checking security licensing and tax evasion took place over two weekends in May [2 and 30]. With the support of HM Revenue and Customs and the Metropolitan Police, investigators from the SIA conducted checks on door supervisors and security guards working in London and Manchester. The team was assembled […]

SIA Stakeholder Conference 2013


The SIA is holding a stakeholder conference on Wednesday 20 November in central London. The conference Partners in Protecting Society will be held at the Cavendish Conference Centre, Duchess Mews, London, W1G 9DT. The agenda will include presentations on serious and organised crime, physical intervention, the private investigations sector and planned service improvements. The delegate […]

Police Privatisation by 2015


Science Fiction writer William Gibson once observed, ‘the future is already here, it’s just not evenly distributed.’ The adage was proved true this morning when G4S chief David Taylor-Smith appeared in the Guardian predicting widespread privatisation of the police as early as 2015. This is already starting to happen. G4S, one of the biggest private […]

Gerald Moor Elected Master of the Company of Security Professionals in Olympic Year


Gerald Moor, CEO of The Inkerman Group, has been elected as the Master of the Worshipful Company of Security Professionals. He began his term of office on 07 June 2012 following his Installation Lunch held at the Drapers Hall, London in the presence of The Lord Mayor of London, Alderman David Wootton and with other […]

Black market in personal data is booming


An undercover investigation into the illicit trade in personal information in Britain has revealed how easy it is for private investigators to obtain personal data illegally. A Channel 4 documentary to be aired tomorrow reveals that employees from two of Britain’s biggest companies unknowingly supplied confidential information to a private investigations firm. It is estimated […]

18 June – Next Date For Close Protection Network Meeting


The next Close Protection Network meeting will be held on Monday 18 June in central London. The meeting is being organised and facilitated by CSARN (City Security and Resilience Networks) with the support of the SIA, forming part of the SIA’s stakeholder engagement strategy. The agenda will cover the latest arrangements and practices around training, […]

Seminar: Regulation of UK Private Investigations Industry

The Home Affairs Committee would like to invite you to a seminar on Monday 14 May, 11 am to 1 pm at the Boothroyd Room, Portcullis House, Bridge Street, London, SW1A 2LW, United Kingdom – as part of its inquiry into Private Investigators. There will a key-note speech from Richard Thomas, the former Information Commissioner, followed by […]

London Borough Pubs Targeted During Multi-agency Operation

More than 190 door supervisors were inspected during a London borough-wide operation. The Metropolitan Police led the operation, supported by Security Industry Authority investigators and local police units, which took place on Friday and Saturday [24-25 Feb]. The operation was part of the Met’s Operation Condor, which saw officers deployed across all London boroughs to […]