Enforcement operations carried out across Shropshire and West Midlands

Thursday 23rd December 2021

Last Saturday night (27 November), SIA investigators conducted enforcement operations with West Mercia Police in Telford, Shrewsbury and Wolverhampton. These were targeted operations to identify and disrupt the activities of unlicensed security operatives, who place the public at risk by working illegally. They spoke with venue managers, examined documentation, and interviewed and checked the licences of security operatives on duty that night. Our investigators also inspected a business's premises and conducted enquiries at a residential address. The operation, supported by officers from the West Mercia Police also sought to gather intelligence on fraudulent activity such as bogus security companies, individuals operating without a licence, and signs of labour exploitation and modern-day slavery. At the end of the operation, our officials identified…

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Value for Money: Choosing the Best Security Firm for Your Business

Tuesday 28th September 2021

When hiring security for your business, at some point the question of money will crop up. Working within the confines of your budget can be a difficult thing, and you may be unwilling to part with a larger portion of your budget for the purposes of security, especially if you've been fortunate enough to never need the assistance of a security officer or team in the past. However, in this month's article we'll be discussing why we think, when it comes to security, taking the cheaper route can be detrimental to your business and why investing your money in a more professional firm can instead help your business to grow. Low Pricing Does Not Guarantee Quality Upon first hitting the security market,…

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Racist abuse of Birmingham pub doorman investigated

Tuesday 25th May 2021

A video showing a woman using racist language towards a pub doorman is being investigated by police. The clip, viewed more than two million times on social media, shows the woman swearing at the member of staff outside a Wetherspoon in Birmingham before shoving him and walking away. More racist language is then directed at the bouncer and she is seen spitting in his direction. A woman has been arrested on suspicion of racial abuse, police said. The 24-year-old, from Worcester, was detained on Monday afternoon after she went to a police station at the force's request. West Midlands Police said she was also accused of racially abusing another man and damaging furniture inside the pub.

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