Mobile Patrol Services

This weekend our Mobile Patrol Officer’s will be visiting the Children’s Wood continuing with our action plan focusing on noise pollution, excessive littering, late night drinking and anti-social behaviour in the area. This has resulted in invaluable engagement taking place with local residents. We will continue working with our partners in keeping the Children’s Wood a safe & friendly environment.

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Scottish Parliamentary Elections

Last week our Events Team were deployed at Braehead Arena for the Scottish Parliamentary Elections. Votes were being counted at the Arena, in Renfrew, for Renfrewshire’s three constituencies and the West Scotland region over Friday & Saturday. Our team supported more than 200 counting staff and other agencies in various roles, with heightened security and enhanced Covid-19 health and safety measures in place to ensure a safe environment for everyone attending. As part of our events team we also deployed some of our Specialist Security Officers (SSO’s) who are trained specifically in detecting individuals with criminal or hostile intentions by observing their behaviours and activities. Braehead Arena Operations Team commented “Please pass on my thanks to all your team for their hard work over the past week in the arena. The client was delighted with the level of service and the manner in which the team performed their role whilst getting the job done

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Mental Health Awareness Week

Today marks the launch of Mental Health Awareness Week, the UK’s national week to raise awareness of mental health. The week, which is hosted by the Mental Health Foundation, is in its 21st year and runs from 10-16 May. This year, the theme for the week is ‘Nature’. Across the country, people will be celebrating the mental health benefits of being around nature in their local community in a range of digital and creative ways. Find out more about Mental Health Awareness and get involved at >https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/get-involved

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Internal Online Staff Training Workshops

From January to March this year, during the 2nd lockdown we took the opportunity to run 6 Internal Online Staff Training Workshops covering various topics that we felt would enhance our frontlines staff’s knowledge when deployed into an operational environment. As our industry diversifies, our pledge was to upskill our workforce to in turn support our vision of providing the best possible service. Over 350 staff took part in the sessions that lasted between 2 - 4 hours covering the topics below. 1. Customer Service Awareness 2. Report Writing & Radio Communication Awareness 3. Incident Escalation Awareness 4. Risk Analysis & Decision-Making Awareness 5. Counter Terrorism & Threat Analysis Awareness 6. The Roles & Responsibilities of the Safety Steward & Security Officer Each staff member took part in a knowledge check on completion and received an internal Certificate of Participation. Security Scotland Operations Director Chris Callaghan commented “it was great to see so many of our people taking part in

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Specialist Services

Our Specialist Services Division has had a busy couple of weeks as the preparation planning gets underway for some of our Corporate Buildings ahead of the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow in November. Circa 1 million protestors will descend on Glasgow City Centre during this period, the questions we’d ask: Are you prepared? Can we assist in your Mitigation Planning? Would your business benefit from a high-quality Penetration Test? Do you require any of our attached Specialist Services?

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Mark Leonard announced as Head of Field Operations

Security Scotland is delighted to announce the appointment of Mark Leonard as Head of Field Operations, to lead and manage the implementation of our new Specialist Services Division. Mark joins our Operations Team and adds to our growing network of specialists from across the public and private sector. Coupled with his policing experience Mark also has experience as a Scottish Improvement Leader and is a qualified licensing paralegal. This made him a perfect fit to join us as we evolve Security Scotland to the next level and respond to an increasing demand for tailored prevention and reputational risk management for our clients. In 2000, Mark transferred from the Royal Air Force to Strathclyde Police working in a variety of roles including local Policing, reactive and proactive investigations, and licensing. He has held specialist roles as a Family Liaison Officer on major investigations, Covert Source Handler and a Public Order/CBRN responder. On promotion to Chief Inspector,

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SIA Training Updates

From 1 April 2021, you must have a first aid qualification before you can take the training required for a Door Supervisor or Security Guard licence. Find out more http://bit.ly/SIASkills #SIATraining #SIASkills

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Security Scotland are proud members of The ACS Pacesetters

Security Scotland are proud members of The ACS Pacesetters. The ACS Pacesetters membership is made up of Contract Security Guarding Companies who are in the top 15% benchmarking and achievement levels set by the Security Industry Authority Approved Contractor Scheme. Find out more at >> https://www.acspacesetters.co.uk/…/security-scotland-limit…/

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