City Security Council, Risk and Mitigation

City Security Council Hi! Visibility Day – May 2022

Ward Security supported the Hi! Visibility Day in the City of London. This is a joint initiative between The City Security Council member companies, City of London Police and City of London Corporation.

Risk Director Mark Hobden commented: “The Hi! Visibility days are an excellent demonstration of the impact that collaboration between private security companies and the Police can have to keep people and places safe in the City of London.”

Executive Director Paul Harvey said: “The Hi! Visibility days have been a great success and we are hopeful that this initiative will be rolled out to other major cities in the near future. The council’s strategy aims to ensure the highest levels of Detection, Prevention, Deterrence and Response and we continue to see great partnership across the private security companies that make up the CSC membership.”

About the City Security Council

The City Security Council (CSC) is a collaborative partnership between City based security companies and the City of London Police (CoLP). It was formed to assist CoLP and the City of London Corporation whenever there is a major incident, crises or significant event that takes place within the footprint of the Square Mile in London.

The CSC’s strategic aim is to explore ways to improve collective responses to threats from terrorism, crisis or emergencies.

The idea for the Council came about as the Step Change in volume of disrupted terrorist attacks and attacks on the UK grew during 2016. In addition, The Home Office through JSARC (Joint Security and Resilience Centre) is working on plans and ideas, which will see over the next few years more and more of the public domain being ‘policed’ by private security companies. With the current threat from Terrorism and the opening up of public domain for private security, it is the view of the CSC that more can be done to ensure we are prepared for these changes.

Today, the CSC has extended its membership beyond the City of London in the belief that by spreading its collaborative approach beyond the city boundaries will have a major benefit to the security industry, help assist police forces and emergency services nationwide and improve the safety of our communities.

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