In autumn 2020, the City Security Council (CSC) opened its membership to all UK based security companies who are ACS approved or working towards the British standard. The CSC is now recognised as a leading and authoritative voice of the security industry and one that represents the interests of thousands of security officers.
The CSC has set out its objectives for this year and is well underway with achieving these. A key objective is to further integrate with the City of London Police (CoLP) through a joint communications platform. The platform will allow for real time sharing of intelligence and the uploading of information directly into the CoLP JCCR (Joint Contact and Control Room). The system is expected to go live in the late spring of 2021.
There is a strong appetite among the membership to work alongside the CoLP in operational objectives. This will include more access and opportunity to increase Project Servator deployments. In addition, the capacity to conduct a greater volume of joint test exercises is underpinned by private security and police hi-visibility deployments.
There are already plans to conduct hi-visibility operations and to demonstrate to those City workers hopeful to return to their offices, that their work environment is protected and a very safe place.
Security Officers have been working tirelessly throughout the pandemic in keeping businesses safe and effective. I think that they deserve a highly visual day of opportunity to show the value that they have been providing to the City of London work environment and hopefully this can be echoed throughout widespread media coverage.
People objectives include a recognition scheme for good work by security teams. There is a great deal of commitment from CSC members and supporters and we look forward to jointly recognising good citizenship every quarter. Training developments will focus on the uptake in existing platforms, with both ACT and Scan Training being promoted with a pledge for any new members that these should be encouraged for completion by all Officers within their organisation.
Looking to the future, we aim to increase membership by 50% this year and would welcome the night-time economy and in-house teams to consider application. Full details of membership are available on our website or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
The CSC now represents 80% of the UK Security Guarding Sector. We aim to bring ideas to life, improve secured environments and promote the well-being of the most important people: our front-line Security professionals.
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