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    More head-aches for the SIA?

    7 December 2007: Qualifications awarding body Edexcel has discovered that a number of candidates have been wrongly issued with BTEC Level 3 Close Protection certificates. This is the result of an error in their systems. Edexcel notified the Qualification and Curriculum Authority (its...
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    CP Training Advice

    I am a serving Police Officer (firearms qualified) hopefully applying for police protection duties in the future. I was considering doing a private course in hope of expanding my knowledge, experience and CV for when I do apply. Likewise this would give me skills if I decided to enter the...
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    Career

    Hello, I have just recently finished college and gained my drivers licence. I am interested in becoming a private investigator / surveillance operative full time however with all these courses out there etc I am not quite sure on how I will go about doing this. Please reply to this thread...
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    Hello

    Just signed in to this forum and wanted to say hello to all of you. Found this place while searching internet for some information about CP work and trainings. From my own experience it's always best to research forums with people's private and honest opinions than rely on corporations and...
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    looking for first CPO job

    hi guys i have just completed my CPO course and i am looking hard for work, i am willing to travel and go most places but i still cant find any work so i signed up to here to try an gain some more contacts and to find out about whats happening out their in the CP industry, i know my ages goes...
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    Some Serious Help Needed

    Hello to all, Im new here and was wondering if I could get a couple of honest answers from the guys and gals on this forum. Im currently serving in the RAF and im in the process of PVR, I have made my mind up to get into the CP world, my questions are as follows 1, I am currently looking at...
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    Just joined

    To one and all have just come on board, and hope this is as good as it initially looks. Have been a qualified CPO for the last seven years and a licence holder since the start. Look forward to some interesting reading
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    Does Britain need to be an endemic surveillance society?

    Along with CHINA, MALAYSIA, RUSSIA the UK is one of the least private societies in the World. http://www.photius.com/rankings/privacy_international.pdf
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    Course Advice

    Been looking into a CP course and thinking about one with a firm called PPA International in Denmark. Its 6 weeks and is for security consulting but with the 2 week CP element, first aid and personal weapons etc too. Have been looking around for courses for nearly a year now and for what I...
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    5,000 illegal immigrants working as security guards in UK?

    News reports today say that around 5,000 illegal immigrants are working as security guards in the UK! Some are actually employed at airports and a few were found guarding the Prime Minister's car. What is your comment on this situation?
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    Can I sue over deleted cctv?

    I got my bag stolen in a bar and i highly suspected it was one of the staff. I requested the cctv footage but they refused to give it to me. FInally the police went there and they told them they had checked it and there was nothing interesting on there so they deleted it....can I sue them for...
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    Female cpo/dog handler needs work!!!

    Hi I recently did my cp course and i really need some work and i wondered if anyone could help, I am also a search dog handler if anyone needs one of them too!!! Cheers Nicky
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    What is a good CCTV setup for home use- I want to have my car protected?

    And want a camera that can "see" in the dark and also has a range to ID the scum that are vandalising property in my area-so I can take out a private prosecution. TIA-I have DVR card so only need a camera.
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    SIA CP Questions

    Ladies! PM me if you are unsure about the SIA exam process. Who said Munkeys dont look after there own!!! BB
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    What is your favourate Sidearm???

    Hi just wondering what side-arms people prefer. I'm particularly fond of the H&K USP, due to its high calibre round, great stopping power, durability, excellent accesories, ambidexterity and lets not forget the way it easily field strips. But hey i haven't used a whole lot of side arms so anyone...
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    Ever had security guards follow you round a supermarket or other store?

    This happens to me a lot, though I've never shop-lifted in my life. Maybe I just look dodgy??? I'd be interested to know if there are many people for whom it has never happened. Incidentally it's pretty funny when it happens, it's like a game of peek-a-boo as they appear from round the aisle.
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    Greetings and Salutations

    Greetings! Allow myself to introduce...myself! (sorry knicked from Austin Powers!) Just completed a CPO course in July (waiting on certificates still!) and eagerly awaiting to get my SIA licence to be able to work in the UK. I am based in New Zealand at the moment but coming back to the UK...
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    Information about the role of a Door Supervisor

    Door supervisors are responsible for the safety of customers and staff in places such as pubs, bars and nightclubs. Door supervisors usually work in teams and may keep in contact with each other by using radio equipment. Sia SIA controls the licensing for door supervisors. As there are...
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    Door Supervisor Pay

    If your a door supervisor, bouncer, doorman etc please let us know hour much you get paid per hour using the poll answers. I'm trying to find out what the average pay is at the moment. thanks Mally
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    About Key Holding Licensing

    Licensing for key holders came into effect across England and Wales on 20 March 2006; it is now illegal to work as a Key Holder without an SIA licence. This applies if your services are supplied for the purposes of or in connection with any contract to a consumer. Unless your employer or...
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