An extract from an International Security Journal article: Special Interest Group for protecting people in crowded places launched - International Security Journal (ISJ)
By Jamie Marshall, 23rd February 2022
The Security Institute (SyI) and the UK Crowd Management Association (UKCMA) have announced the launch of a new ‘Protecting People in Crowded Places’ Special Interest Group (SIG). They have also announced the committee of professionals that will drive the group’s work forward.
This is a pivotal time for those with the responsibility of protecting crowded places – be that a park, stadium, high street, or transport hub. There is a growing realisation that to protect crowded places a blend of knowledge and skills in safety, security, service and leadership is required.
The Protecting People in Crowded Places SIG has a vital role in pulling together research, knowledge and experience to address safety and security as an integrated concept for crowded places. Collaboration between professionals will ensure that we are heard and that we can influence policymakers and central government about the issues the industry faces.