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Ward Security launches sister company to service overseas markets

UK national security company Ward Security has launched a sister company – Ward Security International Training Ltd – in order to meet demand for professional security training from private sector and state-owned companies based in the Middle East and India.

Ward Security International Training Ltd will offer specialist security training programmes that will initially focus on training security dogs and handlers to help plug the shortage in the market.

The bespoke training programmes will be delivered by a team of experienced dog handlers and trainer and directly managed by Ali Tod, who previously worked in the Metropolitan Police Service Dog School which has the largest police dog breeding programme in the UK.

Sourcing experienced dog handlers and trainers

David Ward, managing director of Ward Security, explained: “There has been little investment particularly in the Middle East into providing training programmes on dog security. This means there are countries like Dubai where there’s a real difficultly when it comes to sourcing experienced dog handlers and trainers.”

Ward continued: “Exporting trained dogs is not really a short or long term solution as there’s a lot of paperwork involved in air freighting and a need to ensure that kennel management and animal husbandry is fully understood by the recipient country. You also need people on the ground able to train and manage dogs to a good operational standard. That’s why we’ve decided to launch an international training company where we can transfer our knowledge of breeding and training to countries in need.”

Ward Security has launched a sister company to meet demand for professional security training from private sector and state owned companies based in the Middle East and India

Ward Security has launched a sister company to meet demand for professional security training from private sector and state owned companies based in the Middle East and India

The UK security industry operates under stringent British Standards. As a consequence, it has built a reputation for being the best in the World.

“We have met a number of private and state-owned businesses based both in the Middle East and India,” said Ward, “all of whom are keen to use our services. We’re confident that expanding the business in this direction is a sound strategic move.”

Brothers David and Kevin Ward founded Ward Security in 2000 as a specialist security company providing a range of security guarding services to private companies and public sector bodies throughout the UK.

Today, the company employs over 460 people and operates from four offices around the UK, working with blue chip corporate clients such as Deloitte Real Estate, Savills, MJ Mapp, CBRE, the London Borough of Bromley and the Metropolitan Police Service.

For more information on Ward Security’s training programmes telephone +44 (0)1634 225100 or send an e-mail to: international@ward-security.co.uk

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Ward Security approved for Community Safety Accreditation Scheme

Expanding national security firm Ward Security has been accredited by the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) to join the Home Office’s Community Safety Accreditation Scheme initiative.

Introduced in 2002, the Community Safety Accreditation Scheme (CSAS) enables chief constables to designate certain limited but targeted police powers to the employees of non-police organisations who contribute towards community safety and security.

The scheme creates a framework for public and private bodies to work in partnership with the police, in turn providing an additional uniformed presence in local communities.

Ward Security received the accreditation after successfully completing a rigorous vetting procedure. The company’s application for the scheme was strengthened by its membership of the Security Industry Authority’s (SIA) Approved Contractor Scheme, which demands standards in the provision of security services similar to those required by the CSAS.

Ward Security has attained CSAS status with ACPO

Ward Security has attained CSAS status with ACPO

CSAS accreditation means that Ward Security can put forward employees to become Accredited Persons (APs) with ACPO. They can then be identified by a special CSAS-issued badge.

AP status allows a person to deal with nuisances such as littering, dog fouling, cycling on the pavement and disorder offences like anti-social behaviour.

Recognition for a professional approach

David Ward, managing mirector at Ward Security, commented: “Ward Security has always prided itself on providing the very highest level of service to its clients and the wider public. We’re thrilled to have achieved Community Safety Accreditation Scheme registration and be recognised for our professionalism by APCO. Our participation in the scheme will enhance the already very strong relationships we have forged with police forces up and down the country.”

With over 450 employees, Ward Security provides a range of bespoke, integrated and flexible security services in both the private and public sectors. Its areas of expertise include the provision of search and guard dogs, wireless intruder detection systems and concierge and reception services.

The company, which is headquartered in Rochester, Kent, boasts a client list that includes CBRE and Deloitte.

Ward Security holds a variety of accreditations in addition to the Community Safety Accreditation Scheme. The company is an inspected member of the National Association of Security Dog Users and has been awarded the Investors in People Gold standard, placing the business in the top 3.2% of Investors in People companies.

For further information visit: http://ward-security.co.uk/

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