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 December 2018 and 28 February 2019.

This page is updated on a monthly basis. Last updated 12 March 2019.

Location(s) Partner(s) Involved
February
Felixstowe

Infrastructure Site

3 sites
SIA only
Londonderry

Licensed Premises

2 sites
SIA and Police Service of Northern Ireland
Nottingham

Security Organisation

1 site
SIA only
January
North Belfast

Licensed Premises

9 sites
SIA and Police Service of Northern Ireland
December
Oxford

Retail Premises

9 sites
SIA Only
Reading

Night clubs

8 sites
SIA Only
Westminster, London

Retail Premises

65 sites
SIA and Metropolitan Police
Central London

Licensed Premises

11 sites
SIA and Metropolitan Police
Doncaster

Licensed Premises

19 sites
SIA and South Yorkshire Police
Hitchin, Hertfordshire

Licensed Premises

14 sites
SIA and Hertfordshire Police
Chester, Cheshire

Licensed Premises

18 sites
SIA and Cheshire Police
Belfast, City Centre

Licensed Premises

6 sites
SIA Only
  • 5 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).