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 January 2017 and 31 March 2018.

This page is updated on a monthly basis. Last updated 10 April 2018.

Location(s) Partner(s) Involved

Retail/ Licensed premises

80 site
SIA only
Romford London

Licensed premises

8 sites
SIA and Metropolitan Police

Licensed premises

17 sites
SIA and Hertfordshire Police
Central London

Event site

1 site
SIA only

Licensed premises

7 sites
SIA and West Yorkshire Police

Licensed premises

7 sites
SIA and Warwickshire Police

Retail premises

7 sites
SIA and Police Scotland

Licensed premises

3 sites
SIA and Police Scotland
North Wales

Licensed premises

14 sites
SIA and North Wales Police
  • 2 Section 3 offences (engaging in licensable conduct without a licence).
  • 14 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).