Security Industry Professionals, Thanks for visiting, and welcome.

I’m a U.K. based, security industry professional, but I’m involved in quite a lot of other things as well. Security is a vital, honourable, and worthy profession. I try to make the public, the media and indeed the industry, remember that!

Here’s just a little bit about what I’m doing at the moment.

Rollo Davies, Award winning, security professional, dedication, security training, security industry, experienced, SIA, security institute, ISRM, NAHS, campaigning

A long time security industry commentator and campaigner for improvements in standards. I’m always happy to connect and network with professionals from across the globe. I share news, views and information across several social media platforms.

Why not follow me on Twitter: @Security Rollo ,on LinkedIn: “rollodavies”and on Instagram:

Rollo Davies

In 2023 I had the pleasure of featuring in an interview by Yolanda Hamblen for the Security Circle podcast series. For a deeper insight into my background and motivations, and to check out interviews with a fantastic range of international security industry professionals, you can find it here:

Episode 32: Rollo Davies ‘I’m A Security Influencer, But Really, It’s Security That Influences me’ – IFPOD

I’ve also recently started a YouTube channel looking at all things security and security industry related. Look for “Security Rollo”, please check it out and subscribe at:

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From December 2023, I took on a new full time role as the lead for the new “Flexible Staffing” service provided by GuardPass Limited. We will quite simply supply the most professional Security Officers available, (Tested, interviewed, fully BS7858 vetted, and if they make the grade they will be “Get Licensed Certified”) to companies across the UK.

Not your traditional security staff provider.

No shirt fillers. Not bums on seats. Not bodies to make up the numbers.

Professional, reputation enhancing Security Officers, at realistic charge rates.

I’m really excited and immensely proud to be a part of this problem solving service.

Drop me a line at: for more info.

Until December 2023 I was the Special Projects manager for the excellent Bold Security Group, listed by the FT, 9 months after I joined them, as one of Europe’s fastest growing companies! Shortly after this, the UK Growth Index ranked Bold as the 10th fastest growing company. I looked after their flagship Government national contract, generated marketing initiatives and helped to promote the award winning (Security & Fire Excellence Awards 2021) lone worker safety system, Salus.

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On 1st August 2020 Michael O’Sullivan and I launched THE brand new peer support network for all UK front line security sector operatives. The Guild of Security Industry Professionals has been set up to achieve several goals:

*To campaign on the issues that affect their jobs.

*To fight for increased standards across the security industry.

*To provide a positive narrative, and change perceptions of front line security professionals.

Visit: the Guild of Security Industry Professionals (GoSIP)

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Until December 2021 I was honoured to be the Managing Editor of the ground breaking international security industry publication: The Professional Security Officer Magazine (TPSO). I’m still an enthusiastic promoter and contributor.

I’m also part of the Peer Publishing Ltd team, along with the renowned industry leader, Michael O’Sullivan, that has set up an important new database collating incidents of violence against UK security industry workers. This issue is frankly a National Scandal, and would never be tolerated if it were experienced by any other profession or sector of the workforce.

Security Workers are NOT SECOND CLASS CITIZENS and this state of affairs can not be ignored or accepted!

This new website will be an information resource for the media, policymakers and industry professionals. More importantly, it will be the weight behind the coming campaign, headed up by the Guild of Security Industry Professionals, to force central government, law enforcement and the media to finally acknowledge the problem, and act to #ProtectTheProtectors!

We are also looking at ways to improve training standards, and are working with the S.I.A. and other key industry stakeholders, to help steer the future of our industry.

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In June 2019 I was honoured to be named the winner of the Security Institute’s prestigious “George Van Schalkwyk” award for outstanding contribution to the UK security industry.

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Just a month later I was completely overwhelmed to be named 2019’s World #2 Influencer in Security Industry ‘Thought Leadership’, by IFSEC Global.

IFSEC Global 2019 Award Winner, Thought Leader, Global Influencer, Security, Security Professional.

I’m immensely excited to announce that, from November 2022, I will be working with the outstanding, industry leading training giants, Get Licensed!

Get Licensed carefully vet all of their training partners to ensure the quality of the training offered, and with their size and national reach, they can quite simply negotiate the cheapest prices available online.

I have written a whole library of articles for them, on a number of issues, so why not visit the site and check them out, and please leave your comments.

They also have big plans for the future and like me, are committed to help improve the UK security industry. Watch this space for the big news to come.

Get Licensed, Training, SIA, Quality, Door Supervisors, Security Officers, CCTV, Close Protection, First Aid, Top up Training, Security

I continue to be an enthusiastic and engaged member of the U.K. Security Institute. I volunteered as a “Mentor” on the fantastic new SyI mentorship platform, and have sat on the MMAG (Membership Management Advisory Group) for some time. I was also Co-Chair of the Front Line Operations special interest group, established to engage the Security Institute more directly, in the future direction of those working in the “shop window” of our industry.

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In April 2020 I was honoured to be awarded a Fellowship of the Institute of Strategic Risk Management. (ISRM)

F.ISRM, Institute of Strategic Risk Management, Fellow, Rollo Davies, David Rubens.

In May 2020 I also took on a role on the International Foundation for Protection Officers (IFPO), UK Advisory Committee which I performed for some months. The IFPO has been instrumental in the professionalisation of frontline security roles in the U.S. and I will be working hard to get that ethos in to the U.K. industry…

IFPO, International Foundation for Protection Officers, Founder Member, Rollo Davies, Mike Hurst, Uk & Ireland.

Oh yes. And when I’m not doing all that I’m involved in a variety of training, and industry improvement initiatives. (Just in case anyone thought I spent my days with my feet up on a desk, smoking cigars!)

Contact me at:

Outside of the Security Industry, I love riding my motorbike.
If you’re a biker in S.E. England, I try to get out on ride outs as much as possible, when it isn’t tipping it down…. Please say hello.

Has your SIA licence card been lost, stolen, or damaged?

You should tell us by requesting a replacement licence card as soon as possible. This video shows you how to do that.

#SIALicensingVideos #PrivateSecurity

Have you done your ACT e-Learning? Action Counters Terrorism (ACT) Awareness and ACT Security are now available in one place on the ProtectUK website.

Visit the ProtectUK hub for ACT e-learning:


If you see or hear about someone in the private security industry committing a crime or are concerned, we want to know.

Please use our ‘Report a Crime or Concern’ web page on the link below or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


Great night at @theOSPAs. Fantastic to catch up with so many industry friends. The event was so big that there were many people there that I just couldn’t get to say hello to!
Well done to Prof. Martin Gill and the team.
#Security #OSPAs


The room is set and all eyes are now on the award ceremony which starts after dinner!

Stay tuned for live updates & best of luck to all the finalists!

Special thanks to our Headline Sponsor @axon_us


Team @Get_Licensed and #GuardPass are off to this evening’s @theOSPAs at the @royallancaster Hotel, London.

Any of my connections attending?

#OSPAs #Security #Awards

Today is the day! The 2024 UK OSPAs & Thought Leadership Summit are taking place today.

Watch this space for live updates through the day!


As an #employer, if you believe an employee has poor #MentalHealth, you should arrange a conversation as soon as possible.

This should be when they feel comfortable and ready to talk to you. Read our advice for managers:

ICYMI: Call for Papers is live🚨

👂🏻Listen in to our Head of Content, @PhilipIngMBE, as he gives you an idea of what we’ll be covering at the event this year!

If you’re interested in speaking, get in touch:

#ISE2024 #security #securityindustry

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