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Police and Public Services

The BSIA's Police and Public Services Section has been established for companies that provide support services to the Police and other public sector organisations, which are not traditional security guarding roles and form part of the wider policing family.

The top priority of the Section is to create new standards and training specifically for those types of activities, recognising the need for a different approach from standard security services.

There are a number of ways in which members of the Police and Public Services Section can provide support, thereby freeing up specialists to pursue their core duties. These include: court warrant services, court security/custody assistance, immigration services, lost/found/seized property management, scenes of crime protection, statement taking, street patrols (local authority and resident groups), town centre CCTV schemes, police and public services specific training and warden schemes.

All contract security personnel in this sector are regulated under the Private Security Industry Act 2001 and require a licence, which is essential to public confidence in their ability to do these jobs.

Case Studies

Find out how BSIA members have successfully delivered security solutions to a range of public sector customers. View the latest Police and Public Services Case Studies


Police & Public Services Guidance

The BSIA produces a wide range of guidance for public sector buyers of security solutions, as well as industry practitioners. Download the latest BSIA Police and Public Services publications.

Joining the Police & Public Services Section

Thinking of joining the BSIA's Police and Public Services Section? Find out more about the criteria you'll need to meet.

Dirk Wilson: Section Chairman

Dirk Wilson is the BSIA's Police and Public Services Section Chairman. 

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