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Joint Training on Major Incident Responses Launched by City Security Council and City of London Police

The City Security Council (CSC) and the City of London Police (CoLP) have launched an initiative to improve responses to major incidents such as terrorist attacks or natural disasters.  The Major Incidents, JESIP and Reception Centres: Joint response training is a new programme designed to boost awareness of procedures and encourage collaboration between private security firms …

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Communication is critical in the management of incidents, by Sophie Malone

Planned and unplanned events can arise anywhere, at any time. Each incident is different: some you know in advance; some you know could happen one day and others are just impossible to predict. Therefore, the ability to prepare, respond and emerge stronger from threats and crime requires specialised expertise, an understanding of key risks, situational …

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City Security Council Pledges Support to Prevention of Suicide Campaign

The City Security Council (CSC) has lent its support to help reduce suicides by signing a pledge to the covenant created by the Security Consortium for the Prevention of Suicide (SCPS).  The pledge commits the organisation to working with the SCPS to help raise awareness of the issue and share information within the security industry. …

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New Skills Board launched to drive higher levels of professionalism in security industry

A new Skills Board has been launched by the Security Industry Authority (SIA) and the City Security Council (CSC) in response to calls from the industry to address the need for higher standards of professionalism in the private security industry. The Skills Board will consult with and comprise senior leaders and security professionals from across …

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CSC joins forces with London Police to support incident response in the city

The City Security council (CSC) and the City of London Police (CoLP) have announced the launch of a new joint communications platform called CityINTEL that allows real time incident information to flow rapidly between the CoLP Joint Command Control Room (JCCR) and the CSC members who are based in the City of London. CityINTEL is …

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City Security Council Named Finalist in OSPAs 2022

The City Security Council is extremely proud to be named as a finalist in the Outstanding Security Partnership category of the coveted Outstanding Security Performance Awards 2022 (OSPAs). The Awards recognise and reward companies, people and innovation across the security sector.  They OSPAs are designed to be both independent and inclusive, providing an opportunity for …

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ICTS UK & Ireland’s Executive Director, Ashley Fernandes appointed chair of City Security Council

The City Security Council (CSC) are delighted to announce the appointment of Ashley Fernandes as its new Chairman with effect from January 2022. Ashley succeeds Neil Catton, who served as Chairman this year.  Ashley has over 24 years’ experience working at all levels of Security and Risk Management within the Commercial, Retail, Government, and Aviation …

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HI! Visibility Day | What a fantastic success!

Yesterday the City of London witnessed the true value of partnership between police and private security! City of London Police officers and security professionals based within the Square Mile joined forces yesterday to remind members of the public that security remains a priority, as lockdown restrictions ease. They provided reassurance that, while The City may …

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Project Servator and the importance of partnerships

Project Servator and the importance of partnerships

The importance of partnerships between police and private security Since the latest terrorist attacks in London and worldwide, police-private security partnerships have been viewed as critical to preventing terror-related and other criminal acts. Because the private sector protects the vast majority of the city’s infrastructure, whilst police possess relevant threat information, these liaisons can put …

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Communication and incident management platform

A new communications and incident management platform

  In any organisation, communication will always be the cornerstone of effective management. Driven by individuals that are part of the CSC and powered by cutting-edge technology, our purpose is to boost knowledge-sharing and optimise incident management. Spring 2021 will see the launch of a new communication and incident management platform that will facilitate real-time …

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