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OCS joins National Safe Spaces scheme

OCS is part of 12 leading private security service providers that have pledged to support the National Business Crime Centre’s Safe Spaces scheme, which is also known as Operation Portum. This comprehensive initiative invites businesses to participate and contribute to the creation of safer environments within cities, town centers, and retail parks.

By joining this scheme, OCS has made a commitment to raise awareness among their security officers about Operation Portum’s core principles. Additionally, they will provide guidance to their private security personnel on how to effectively support and assist individuals who may feel vulnerable. Their dedication to this cause underscores their commitment to fostering safety and wellbeing in communities.

Steven Moore, Managing Director – Security UK for OCS commented: “OCS is proud to support the National Safe Spaces scheme. This initiative aligns with our commitment to enhancing community safety and providing a secure environment. By training our security colleagues on the principles of Operation Portum, we can ensure that vulnerable individuals receive the support they need. We believe in the power of collaboration and are dedicated to playing our part in making public spaces safer.”

NBCC lead Supt Patrick Holdaway said: “The response we have had from the private security industry to the scheme has been tremendous. With so many of the large security companies joining the scheme, there will be thousands of security staff up and down the country given training on the scheme and know what to do if someone is feeling unsafe and asks for their help. By working together we can help people feel safer in their communities.”

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