Violence Reduction Workshops: Good security making towns safer

We are running a series of events across the UK to promote violence reduction measures within the night-time economy. Our first one is on the 25th of April in Ipswich.

We want to bring together private security operatives and businesses to discuss local initiatives, safe restraint guidance and good practice to prevent harm to security operatives and the public. The aim of these events are:

  • Share good practice of successful multi-agency violence reduction initiatives/approaches
  • Develop a shared understanding that violence reduction includes reducing violence against licensed operatives and so improve the reporting of incidents
  • Raise standards of safe restraint by introducing new guidance material for security operatives
  • Share best practice for measuring the success of violence reduction initiatives

At each event we will hear from representatives of the Police, local authorities and town centre initiatives.

The briefings are FREE to attend and will take place at the following locations:

Ipswich – 25 April 2017

Location: Suffolk Constabulary Police Headquarters
Portal Avenue
Martlesham Heath

Police Headquarters is located adjacent to the A12 with access from the A1214 (Martlesham to Ipswich Road).

Brighton – 11 May 2017

Manchester – 16 May 2017

More dates to be added

If you want to find out more about reducing the risks from violence in the night time economy then these events are for you. Spaces are limited so email us and book your place today indicating which event you would like to attend:

Further information:

  • The Security Industry Authority is the organisation responsible for regulating the private security industry in the United Kingdom, reporting to the Home Secretary under the terms of the Private Security Industry Act 2001. The SIA’s main duties are: the compulsory licensing of individuals undertaking designated activities; and managing the voluntary Approved Contractor Scheme.
  • For further information about the Security Industry Authority or to sign up for email updates visit The SIA is also on Facebook- this link opens in a new window (Security Industry Authority) and Twitter- this link opens in a new window (SIAuk).

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