The reduction in police numbers and consequent increase in crime rates is widely covered, but has every area in London been equally affected? This post will look at the ten boroughs most affected by crime, and explore the reasons why this is the case.
SRS Accredited to ISO 9001 Quality Management System & SIA Approved Contractor Standard
SRS is proud to announce that it successfully passed the rigorous assessment of the much coveted SIA Approved Contractor Scheme and the ISO 9001 Quality Management System.
Early Tuesday morning a vehicle swerved into cyclists and pedestrians outside the Houses of Parliament. The suspect -29-year old male- is not known among counter-terrorism police, and he is not co-operating with officers. No one else was in the car at the time of the crash and no weapons were found.
A great deal has been written about the far reaching transportation implications of Crossrail’s arrival in Farringdon, but little has explored the potential impact Crossrail will have on Security in Farringdon, EC1 and its neighbouring areas of Old Street, Clerkenwell, Hatton Garden and Mid-Town when the Elizabeth line opens in December 2018.
SRS is proud to be protecting the Jamie Oliver Group. Inspired by the brilliant simplicity of Jamie Oliver’s hugely successful cookery book, 5 INGREDIENTS, SRS would like to offer 5 ingredients for a First Class Security Service which we hope will be just as easy to digest.
SRS is proud to be routinely appointed to protect High Profile Individuals and Institutions.
High profile protection often means arranging and deploying teams at short notice and under the premise that they may be likely to encounter hostility.
SRS prides itself in a holistic approach to protection and as such performs Security Drills in conjunction with both guards and clients together. Recent example focused on criminality in London and aimed to educate everyone on site about the dangers of mobile phone theft in Central London.
SRS Scenario Training “Guards and Clients train on site together”.
Just as the year started on the 2nd January, The Evening Standard reported that Scotland Yard will:
“no longer investigate low level crimes if officers have to look at CCTV for more than 20 minutes. Met Officers have also been told that they should drop investigations into thousands of offences if no CCTV is available”.
For Security Risk Specialists this brings into focus for us the importance of having professionally installed and carefully monitored CCTV footage so that where incidents occur we have the right resources at our fingertips to provide the police with the information and evidence that they need to support their investigations.
The challenges in securing heavily armed ships, often with helicopters and a large workforce, are huge.
SRS has been securing operational Navy ships since 2013, and are experts in mobilising at short-notice and at speed in order to provide the necessary reliable and trusted security for these high-profile ships.
In addition, being docked in London makes the security job more sensitive.
There are just over 32,000 Police Officers in London and only approximately 10% are armed officers.
It is currently illegal for any security guards in the UK to be in possession of a weapon. However, the Guard Dogs Act of 1975 provides for the use of dogs to guard a property, provided the dog is under the control of a handler.