Investigators from the Security Industry Authority joined enforcement partners across two counties to conduct simultaneous security checks on Friday 13 December.
Checks on door supervisors were carried out across Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire to ensure they were properly SIA licensed.
In Nottingham city centre, SIA investigators were joined by officers from Nottingham Police’s Licensing Team to conduct checks on eight security operatives across four venues including bars and clubs. No licensing offences were found.
In Ilkeston and Long Eaton, officers from Derbyshire Constabulary and SIA investigators conducted checks on 24 door supervisors across 12 venues including pubs and clubs. All those inspected were working legally.
Safety of the night-time economy
SIA Head of Investigation Nigel Davies said: “During the busy festive period we will work closely with our enforcement partners to ensure the safety of those who enjoy pubs and clubs in the area. The results of this operation show that revellers can enjoy a safe night out as they know that the security operatives are properly SIA licensed.”
Sgt Mark Lomas of the Derbyshire Constabulary added: “Door supervisors play a vital role in helping to make sure premises are well run and that their customers are safe. We were very pleased to be able to work together with the SIA to conduct these checks.”
Sgt Lomas continued: “We’re committed to tackling alcohol-related violence and recognise that enabling people to have a safe and enjoyable night out goes a long way towards reducing the risk of violence. We were also pleased that none of the premises checked had any issues. This demonstrated that the premises were taking their responsibilities seriously.”