Reporting Illegal Activity

If you see or hear about someone in the private security industry committing a crime, we want to know about it. That's not just someone working without a licence or in breach of our licensing conditions; it can be any crime they have committed which might have an effect on their licensable status.

Reducing criminality in the private security industry is a big part of why we exist and the information you give us has a very real impact on how effective we are. We may use the intelligence you provide to direct our enforcement activity, to support our licensing decisions or as evidence in a prosecution. We may also forward your report to the police, UKBA, HMRC and others, and they may also take action.

Using the information we receive

Report by Telephone

Crimestoppers logo

Report illegal activity anonymously by calling Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Report Online

Use our online form. You may wish to read our confidentiality policy.

Go to reporting form

What We Need To Know

  • Who - names of any individuals suspected of illegal activity and the sectors they work in.
  • What - a description of the incident that has led to your reporting them.
  • Where - the name of the company they work for, or where they work.
  • When - times and dates associated with your report.
SIA Confidentiality Policy
This policy applies to information that has been provided to the SIA directly and which is attributable to a specific source. It does not apply to information provided anonymously through Crimestoppers.

We do not routinely disclose our sources and seek to protect the source of any information we receive before disclosing intelligence to our partners (for example, the police, local authorities or other government departments). However, we cannot guarantee the confidentiality of any information provided to us where there are legal, regulatory or operational reasons for disclosure. For example, where a criminal offence has been committed, the police or another government body may need to be informed.

Before disclosing a source, we will obtain consent where it is reasonable to do so. Where consent is not obtained, it remains within our discretion to make a disclosure (the source will be informed where it is reasonable to do so). In some circumstances it may be appropriate to disclose without consent or notice, but in these cases we will always take into account the need for sensitivity towards the source's position.