Southampton City Council has no involvement in the licensing of security operatives - all enquiries should be directed to the Security Industry Authority.
It is illegal for anyone to act a door supervisor, or in one of the other regulated security roles, without being licensed by the SIA.
Information about the licensing process, complaints and information as to who holds licences can be obtained from:
The Security Industry Authority
PO Box 49768
The SIA no longer has a contact centre, nor does it publish a telephone number or email address - contact is via the SIA's website.
Regulation of the Security Industry
The Security Industry Authority's remit, under the Private Security Industry Act 2001, is to regulate the following activities:
- Door supervisors - both in-house and supplied under a contract for services
- Security guards - where they are supplied under a contract for services
- Key holders - where they are supplied under a contract for services
- Close protection operatives (bodyguards) - where they supplied under a contract for services
- Cash and valuables in transit operatives - where they are supplied under a contract for services
- Public space surveillance closed-circuit television (CCTV) operatives - where they supplied under a contract for services