The British Security Industry Association has issued the following statement in reaction to the terrorist attack that took place in Manchester, on Monday 22nd May 2017:
“We at the BSIA were saddened to hear of the horrific terrorist attack in Manchester last night, and would like to praise the quick actions of the private security personnel, who would have been among the first to respond to this incident, placing themselves at considerable risk in doing so.
“In times of emergency – and in day-to-day operations – private security personnel provide essential support to local police forces, and are often the ‘unsung heroes’ helping to ensure the continued safety and security of the British public.
“Their ability to provide this vital service is thanks to the mandatory training they receive as part of our industry’s important licensing and regulatory regime, which plays a crucial role in making sure that private security personnel have the necessary skills and knowledge to support police and emergency services through even the most challenging of situations.
“Of course, our thoughts go out to the victims, their families and the city of Manchester at this difficult time.”