NTIA Responds to Home Affairs Committee Report on Spiking

Michael Kill CEO NTIA says:

“We welcome the release of the Home Affairs Committee’s report on Spiking, clearly highlighting that the solution to tackling this crime is in effective partnerships.”

“The NTIA have worked closely with the Home Office, NPCC, local police, key stakeholders as well as devolved nation police forces to identify initiatives, share best practices and consider solutions to tackling these crimes over the last 9 months.”

“We continue to strive for the Home Office to lead a national approach, advocating for a national training standard, administration of an effective operational process for businesses to follow through to police investigation, a clear categorisation of Spiking as a crime and the continuation of the current national campaign against spiking targeting perpetrators.”

UKDSA Welcomes the Home Affairs Report on Spiking but criticizes misleading security resource figures.

UK Door Security Association spokesperson says:

“We welcome the Home Affairs Committee’s report on Spiking, and within it the recognition that we have some challenges with regard to security resources, particularly the number of women within the security sector.”

“It is somewhat frustrating to once again see the same data we have seen for the last 12 months, which identifies the number of Door Security Licenses in circulation.”

“What it does not highlight is the number of inactive licenses, or even the licenses of people who are no longer in the country.”

“With the licensed system set up as it stands, many license applicants apply for Door Security licenses to work within the static guarding sector, and never set foot on a door or within licensed premises as a member of security, further skewing the figures highlighted within these reported figures.”

“We will only be able to tackle the problem, when we accept that we have a problem.”

“There needs to be a fundamental review of the Private Security Act and the role of the regulator before we are able to solve the issues presented within this report today.”

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