Kingdom is delighted to announce that it is one of the founding members of the City Security Council, an initiative which has been set up to support anti-terror efforts in the City of London. The City Security Council will work with the local police to help people feel safer in their surroundings by ensuring swifter communication, the sharing of intelligence/information, and providing backup security personnel in times of crisis.
The launch event was held on the 29th May at the Leadenhall Building and was attended by senior members of all 18 of the founding security companies. This demonstrates the collective commitment to supporting the Square Mile. Speaking on counter-terrorism efforts at the event were David Ward (Chair of the CSC Strategic Board), Ian Dyson (Commissioner of the City of London Police) and David Evans, CEO of Global Aware.
Andrew Howe, Head of Risk & Mitigation at Kingdom, said "I look forward to working collaboratively with the CSC and the City of London Police as Kingdom's liaison, providing rapid communications during fast-moving incidents. The live testing exercises and enhanced levels of training for security officers that the CSC will look to provide will ultimately contribute to a safer environment for the City of London."
CEO Terry Barton said, "I'm happy to sign Kingdom up to this initiative to help support in times of crisis. The additional security presence by providing security personnel when incidents occur will release police officers to do what they do best in keeping the community safe."