Shop worker: ‘I am verbally abused on a daily basis’

Jackie McKenzie, 56, has worked at a supermarket petrol station in Bathgate, Scotland for the last 20 years. During that time, the amount of abuse she has faced while doing her job has been rising. “I’ve been verbally abused on a daily basis,” she said. “It’s getting a bit out of hand to be honest.” […]

Security guard stabbed at Job Centre in Belle Vale

A security guard has been stabbed at a job centre in Liverpool in a “shocking” attack, police have said. He was stabbed in the back at the Jobcentre on Childwall Valley Road in Belle Vale at about 11:30 BST. Emergency services attended and the victim, aged in his 40s, has been taken to hospital, where […]

Cocaine and alcohol a ‘deadly combination’

Mixing cocaine and alcohol together creates a “deadly combination” which can increase violent and impulsive behaviour, doctors are warning. At least 13 “self-inflicted” deaths happened in a year in England among people who took the two substances, the Victoria Derbyshire programme found. Find out more

SIA Reducing Charges

From 1st October 2019 individual licences for all sectors will be reduced from £220 to £210. The reduction applies to both new applicants and those renewing existing licences. Licence holders applying for an additional licence after this date will pay 50% of the new reduced fee. Find out more

‘We’re not all like Patrick Swayze in Road House’

‘We’re not all like Patrick Swayze in Road House’ – what it’s REALLY like to be an Exeter bouncer Working as a bouncer is full of risks, bad jokes and not much reward. But we are told much has changed for the better since licensing was introduced. Read the full interview with our very own […]

Patronus Security – Highfield accredited training centre

Patronus Security is now a Highfield accredited training centre for security training. We offer training in: Door Supervision Door Supervision Upskilling Physical Intervention Conflict Management Weekend courses are available. Call us on 01392 494959 for more information

Patronus Security partners with Train4

Patronus Security is working in partnership with Train4 – a leading training provider in security training. We are able to offer bespoke courses in: Door Supervision Door Supervision Upskilling Physical Intervention Conflict Management Personal Licence As well weekday courses, we have the flexibility to offer weekend courses to suit you. Call us on 01392 494959 […]

Proceeds of Crime Act (2002)

This month, one of our Criminal Investigations Managers, Nathan Salmon explains how the SIA uses the (Proceeds of Crime Act (2002) to recover the profits made from offending within the private security industry. Our blog aims to discuss developments in the private security industry and to provide further insight and opinion on our work. We […]

SIA launches #SaferNightsOut campaign

We’re running a national campaign in June and July that aims to make the night-time economy a safer place for both security staff and people on nights out. The campaign, which kicks off on Monday 17 June, will involve SIA investigators visiting pubs, bars, and clubs in towns and cities across the UK to meet […]