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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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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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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Huge weekend of football across Scotland

Security Scotland are looking forward to a huge weekend of football across Scotland. Our events team will be deployed at these 5 games to implement physical distancing, use of face masks, sanitisation and ensure they take place in a safe and secure environment for staff and players.

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Ease lockdown restrictions

Today the First Minister outlined plans to safely ease lockdown restrictions in Scotland. We are looking forward to working with our clients to ensure the public’s safe return as we move forward with moving out of lockdown. Find out more ➡️ bit.ly/LockdownEasing

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Mothers Day

We hope all you lovely mums, step-mum’s, granny’s, aunties and carers are enjoying a well-deserved day of chilling and relaxation! Happy Mothers Day from all the team at Security Scotland #mothersday

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Cirque Du SOleil

#ThrowbackThursday Today we are throwing back to Cirque Du Soleil Crystal which blends circus arts and the world of ice skating. This was the last event our Our Braehead events team attended before COVID-19 restrictions were put in place. We can't wait for the return of incredible events like this.

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International Women’s Day

In honour of International Women’s Day, we are paying homage to all the Security Scotland females, from our security team who work exceptionally hard to keep the general public safe and those who work behind the scenes to ensure the smooth running of the company. You are all amazing and inspire us on a daily basis. #IWD2021 #internationalwomensday #equality #IWD

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