One million SIA licences issued

The Security Industry Authority has issued its one millionth licence since the first two were issued in Portsmouth in April 2004.

An application for a Security Guard licence through the SIA’s e-Renewals service was accepted and took the overall licence count to one million.

The granting of the licence comes the same week as the SIA launched its new licence application service through the Post Office, which makes it quicker and cheaper for people to get licensed.

Bill Butler SIA Chief Executive said: “This is a great achievement for the SIA and the private security industry as a whole. We’ve seen the industry grow in many ways since regulation began and we hope that with our new licence application process with the Post Office, we will be issuing more licences.”