We welcome any information relating to private security operatives working without an SIA licence or in breach of our licensing conditions.
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Report by Telephone
We work in partnership with the charity Crimestoppers.
If you wish to report illegal activity in the private security industry anonymously, you can do so by calling Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
What We Need To Know
- Who - names of any individuals suspected of illegal activity and the sectors they work in.
- What - a description of the incident that has led to your reporting them.
- Where - the name of the company they work for, or where they work.
- When - times and dates associated with your report.
Who are Crimestoppers?
Crimestoppers is an independent registered charity that operates across the UK to help identify, prevent and reduce crime. Every caller is treated with absolute anonymity so no-one will know your identity; your call will not be recorded and cannot be traced.
Crimestoppers deal only with crime-related activities. Please do not call them about training provider or qualifications malpractice, or reports of ACS companies not conforming to the ACS terms and conditions or the ACS Standard. Any incidents of this nature should be reported to us through our online form or in writing to the following address:
Security Industry Authority
PO Box 1293
|SIA Confidentiality Policy
|This policy applies to information that has been provided to the SIA directly and which is attributable to a specific source. It does not apply to information provided anonymously through Crimestoppers.|
We do not routinely disclose our sources and seek to protect the source of any information we receive before disclosing intelligence to our partners (for example, the police, local authorities or other government departments). However, we cannot guarantee the confidentiality of any information provided to us where there are legal, regulatory or operational reasons for disclosure. For example, where a criminal offence has been committed, the police or another government body may need to be informed.
Before disclosing a source, we will obtain consent where it is reasonable to do so. Where consent is not obtained, it remains within our discretion to make a disclosure (the source will be informed where it is reasonable to do so). In some circumstances it may be appropriate to disclose without consent or notice, but in these cases we will always take into account the need for sensitivity towards the source's position.