Enforcement Operations

We work closely with police, local authorities, training providers, trade associations, industry representatives and other government agencies to ensure that individuals and companies operating within the private security industry comply with the law. Enforcement operations are an important part of this work.

Operations may be led by us or they may be led by our enforcement partners with assistance from us. In either case, they will fall into one of three basic categories:

  • intelligence-led operations, which are conducted as a result of information that has been supplied to us;
  • information gathering operations, which provide valuable data that we can use to target our resources effectively;
  • random compliance checks, which allow us to test the assumptions on which our compliance strategy is based.

The table below provides an overview of the operations we led or assisted between 1 November 2017 and 31 January 2018.

This page is updated on a monthly basis. Last updated 31 January 2018.

Location(s) Partner(s) Involved
January
North Wales

Licensed premises

14 sites
SIA and North Wales Police
December
Bedford

Licensed premises

8 sites
SIA and Bedfordshire Police
London

Licensed premises

9 sites
SIA only
Cleveland

Licensed premises

9 sites
SIA and Cleveland Police
London

Retail Premises

36 sites
SIA and Metropolitan Police
Merseyside

Licensed premises

10 sites
SIA and Merseyside Police
West Sussex

Licensed premises

7 sites
SIA and Sussex Police
November
Dyfed Powys

Licensed premises

8 sites
SIA and Dyfed Powys Police
Merseyside

Licensed premises

16 sites
SIA and Merseyside Police
Greater Glasgow

Licensed premises

13 sites
SIA Only
Cumbria

Licensed premises

15 sites
SIA and Cumbria Police
Bedford

Licensed premises

7 sites
SIA and Bedford Police
Bristol

Licensed premises

7 sites
SIA and Avon and Somerset Police
Northern Ireland

Event sites

7 sites
SIA Only
  • 10 Section 3 offences (engaging in licensable conduct without a licence).
  • 15 Section 9 offences (breach of licence conditions, such as failing to display the licence, or failing to notify the SIA of a change of address or conviction).