Previous webinars have painted a mixed picture on relationships between the private security sector and the police. Corporate security teams and private security suppliers can often point to examples of good practices, but there are many that are not so good. In any event, it begs the question, what would the ideal partnership look like? In what ways can and does and should private security support different types of law enforcement? Should private security contribute to funding public policing? Are there any offence types or areas of activity that can best be left to private security? If not, why not? If so, what does this then say about the role of the police? Can private security ever be properly impartial? What difference has Covid-19 made?
- What does the optimal relationship between the police and private security look like?
- Can and should private security (corporate teams and suppliers) ever replace public law enforcement?
- What needs to change, post Covid-19, to optimise the public benefits of collaboration?
Dave Dodge – Enterprise Security Risk Management, Business Continuity and Resilience Specialist (South Africa)
Steven Gardner – Head of Security at OCS Group (UK)
Chris Phillips - Managing Director at IPPSO (UK)
Phil Stenning – Adjunct Professor at Griffith Criminology Institute Griffith University (Australia)