Private security forces

Meeting: 
MQT on 2017-11-16
Session date: 
November 16, 2017
Reference: 
2017/4494
Question By: 
Unmesh Desai
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Following the response to the Harris report, what role does the Mayor believe private security forces can play in protecting the public against terrorism?

Answer

Answer for Private security forces

Answer for Private security forces

Answered By: 
The Mayor

As per the response to the Harris Review, the role of the Security Industry Authority (SIA) is being considered alongside the role of all private sector organisations.

We are working to improve coordination between policing and private industry so that those working in the private industry for example, shop security officers, are better informed, trained and prepared for terrorist attack, and are therefore able to assist in the event of an attack in which they are likely to be looked to for guidance.