Crime data-sharing platform wins six-figure government funding

National Business Crime Solution An initiative for sharing data between the business community and law enforcement agencies has secured significant government funding. Founded by Jason Trigg, the former owner of Cardinal Security, the National Business Crime Solution (NBCS) is a centralised repository for business crime data from which intelligence can be generated to more effectively detect, prevent and respond to crime. The initiative helps stakeholders identify links between crimes committed across a wide geographic area because many criminals travel the length and breadth of the country to commit crime.

The not-for-profit initiative, which in three years has grown its membership by 213% to nearly 50 organisations, has been awarded a six-figure sum from the Police Transformation Fund, a Home Office programme. NBCS management say the money can help them become self-sustaining, make new appointments, attract new members, enhance corporate governance, raise awareness and revamp its branding. With additional resources they will also seek to enhance the quality of information shared and circulated and deliver a fraud-sharing platform. Preventative action This is a unique service from a trusted partner that truly offers the way forward for the industry and police to work together to achieve a common goal, said DCI Georgie Barnard of the National Police Chief s Council, which supports the NBCS. NBCS offers timely information on crime trends to enable businesses in all market sectors to take better preventative action and enable more effective engagement with the police. The NBCS is already credited with the positive identification of 419 suspects and arrest of 309 offenders over the last three years, as well as playing a role in securing sentences of over 200 years for offenders causing the most harm. The NBCS won a Retail Fraud Award in 2014 and an award for Best Collaborative Solution and Best Crime Partnership in 2016. We have proven that by working in collaboration we can build a national profile of business crime and actively support the police service by building watertight cases that result in real action, says Catherine Bowen, policy and stakeholder director at NBCS. The partnership between NBCS and the police service has gone from strength to strength and the money we have received from the Police Transformation Fund rubber stamps our credentials and can be seen as an endorsement of the work we do in better protecting businesses.

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Once a licence has been issued, details about the licence holder are held on a register and made available to the public. Establishing and maintaining a register is required under section 12 of the Private Security Industry Act 1 You will be able to search the register on the date of birth field if known to you, but this information will not be made available from any result which is obtained. Where a result is obtained from entering the date of birth, it can be taken as confirmation that the date entered is correct.

The address of an individual will not be made public


  1. ^ section 12 of the Private Security Industry Act (

Watch: Highlights from day one of FIREX International 2017

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SIA Security Guarding in Norwich

The nearest Training Centres to Norwich for SIA Security Guarding are Norwich and Peterborough. This new three day course that was introduced on 1st January 2015, and is designed to train new Security Guards and Security Officers to be employed in industrial or commercial premises, enabling you to achieve the required accreditation to apply for an SIA Licence in Security Guarding. You should also consider the Door Supervision Course1 which qualifies you for both Security Guarding and working at Licensed Premises.

Course Length

3 days, plus 9 hours pre-course work.


3 multiple-choice exams.


Successful candidates will receive a Level 2 Award for Working as a Security Officer within the Private Security Industry



Online Price 170


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  1. ^ Door Supervision Course (
  2. ^ Download the SIA Security Guarding Training Brochure (

Close Protection Courses, Close Protection Training

Training Ethos

The BKMA delivers specialist training for Close Protection and Allied Professionals. The BKMA offers dynamic and practical courses designed to maximise ‘on the job’ experience.

Training focuses on experiential learning of practical and eventually pressure tested scenarios. Classroom time is minimized with a focus on doing the job and applying principles in realistic scenarios.

Graduates of BKMA courses will be ‘tried and tested’ on completion of their training.

Reality Based Courses

Courses are delivered by active, experienced professionals within their own area of expertise.

Training is practical and scenario driven with theory and class time underpinning practical skills. Course delivery focuses on equipping graduates to function as credible, autonomous professionals within the Industry. BKMA Graduates will have successfully demonstrated the ability to perform as competent professionals on a number of live missions during training

Hand to Hand skills

The BKMA is committed to providing Close Protection Officers with proven competence in Hand to Hand combat skills1.

We are the only company in the UK committed to offering 30+ hours of Israeli Krav Maga2.

The Reality Based Level 3 Close Protection Course includes the the most credible Defensive Tactics qualification for the Close Protection Industry. The British Krav Maga Association will certify those competent in hand to hand combat skills for perspective employers.

Physical Fitness

The BKMA assess all Close Protection Candidates. Effective Close Protection Operatives should have a high level of physical fitness.

The SIA have not addressed this issue and it is becoming a major problem in the industry.

The BKMA will test all candidates and provide an objective Fitness test and certification for perspective employers. This offers BKMA graduates a distinct advantage over candidates from other courses


  1. ^ British Krav Maga Association (
  2. ^ Krav Maga (

West Midlands Police to trial self-service crime reporting platform

Budget cuts West Midlands Police has announced plans to introduce self-service crime reporting as part of cost-cutting measures. Chief Constable David Thompson said online methods of crime reporting for less serious offences was being explored as part of efficiency savings. However, England and Wales Police Federation chairman Steve White described the proposals as barmy .

People will not be forced to use the service, but they will be presented with it as an extra option. Under the plans, members of the public and small-business owners would be able to submit their own statements for less serious offences such as criminal damage, shoplifting and bilking, where people leave a shop or garage without paying, according to Thompson. As part of their submission they would have the option of uploading digital evidence, such as images captured by their smartphone, to the platform. West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner David Jamieson said: We need to be at the cutting edge that enables those who want to be able to report crimes online to do so. Vulnerable victims would be directed to 999 or 101 services, he added. But White said it was another example of chief constables recognising that they do not have the resources to do the basics. Dave Thompson, left, with police and crime commissioner David Jamieson Visit Europe s leading security event in June 2017 Visit IFSEC International for exclusive access to every security product on the market, live product demonstrations and networking with thousands of security professionals. From access control and video surveillance to smart buildings, cyber, border control and so much more. It is the perfect way to keep up to date, protect your business and enhance your career in the security industry.

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Sia Training Jobs, vacancies in London EC2N

Please note applicants must hold a valid SIA licence.*. Experience is required however candidate must be willing to undertake any training that may be…Training and development support. A current Static Guarding/Door Supervision front line SIA Licence.

As a result of securing *Long Term Retail Contracts*….Advance training and Career development for those that wish to progress. PLEASE NOTE YOU MUST HOLD A VALID SIA GUARDING or DOOR SUPERVISION LICENSE TO APPLY FOR… Door supervision + Free SIA badge. Already do not have CSCS/SIA/Teacher training experience. LOCATED IN HACKNEY*…. SIA Door Supervisor Licence. Applicant will have to have an enhanced CRB check and there will be two days training…. SIA. The successful candidate will ideally have an SIA license and must have excellent verbal and written communication skills, a full 5 year checkable history… SIA. Valid SIA license,. A current SIA Licence Front Line, carried at all times on duty. CE Security is a leading provider of integrated, holistic security… A valid SIA licence is required for this position.

However, if you have undertaken the SIA course but not yet applied for the licence, you may still apply…. SIA. We are looking for SIA security personnel to work on an ad hoc basis,We are looking for people with good communication skills ( this means being able to… PRIORITY WILL BE GIVEN TO THOSE APPLICANTS WHO HOLD A VALID FRONTLINE SIA LICENSE OR SIA TRAINING CERTIFICATE…. SIA. SIA Licence – Door Supervision. In return, successful candidates will be rewarded with a competitive pay rate, first class training covering multiple… The successful candidate will ideally have an SIA license and must have excellent verbal and written communication skills, a full 5 year checkable history and… CSCS Card and SIA Licence*. SIA Licence (Door Supervisor or Security).

Biosite Security Limited are proud to be offering the exciting positions of Gateman at…SIA. ‘ SIA licence or valid SIA training certificates are preferred but not essential. ‘ Enhanced training and CCTV Training. ‘ Free SIA licence renewal….SIA Security or Door Supervisor License- ESSENTIAL.

This is an exciting opportunity to work for an SIA Approved Contractor in a unique roll genuinely bridging…

Private Investigators License

Overview of the UK S.I.A Private Investigators licence In the Private Security Industry various sectors have already been licenced such as: Manned guards, Door supervisors, Close protection operatives, Public space surveillance (CCTV) operators and Security guards by the Security Industry Authority. The S.I.A is the organisation responsible for this regulation and reports to the Home Secretary.
Private Investigators License

The Security Industry Authority1 has a series of objectives which cover these professions and the Private Investigator sector, such as: “Providing services and standards to their customers”, “Delivering regulatory activities effectively and efficiently”, “Delivering a development programme that continues effective regulation of the private security industry” and “To be recognised internally and externally as a model of good practice”.

As Licensing for Private Investigators is a government priority2 in the UK.

The following indices can be drawn from existing literature:

Although Private Investigator licences and the requirement for a business licence are still subject to Ministerial approval, the momentum is there and a whole new world of regulation, inspection and bureaucracy is coming.

A typical S.I.A Licence costs: 220.00 and lasts for 3 years. To get the S.I.A Private Investigator licence you need to pass the, “Fit and Proper person” tests and need to have successfully completed a, “Test of Competency”, such as The Association of British Investigators Training Academy: IQ Level 3 Award for Professional Investigators3 or the BTEC Professional Investigators4, costing around: 300.00 – 400.00.

Please note that that the Draft British Standard for the Provision of Investigative Services recommends that the competence necessary to complete an investigation has been demonstrated by the supplier of the services: Conducting investigations, conducting interviews, searching for information and preserving evidence, surveillance techniques, understanding and working to relevant laws and standards and the ability to report findings the syllabus of the Level three Awards5….

The rush amongst Investigation companies to gain as much kudos and credibility as possible by attaing, “Voluntary , Kite marks, such as: British Standard 1020006, has abated and “Self regulation”, is, now, the order of the day. The organisations and businesses that wish to bid for government contracts have enroled on the Approved Contractor Scheme (ACS) – involving eligibility checks, an assessement conducted by an external body and hefty annual registration fees.

Please note that in Northern Ireland some of the criteria for assessing convictions are: “Conflict related”. All applications are actually assessed on an individual basis and the decision is specific to each licence type. The SIA licensing system decision is open to appeal.

In order to apply for a licence you must have the right to work in the UK but you do not have to be a British Citizen.

With your licence you can begin your journey as an investigator, but, only experience, continual training and luck will ensure you make a successful profitable, career in the sector.


  1. ^ Security Industry Authority (
  2. ^ As Licensing for Private Investigators is a government priority (
  3. ^ IQ Level 3 Award for Professional Investigators (
  4. ^ BTEC Professional Investigators (
  5. ^ syllabus of the Level three Awards (
  6. ^ British Standard 102000 (