“Door supervisors have a vital role to play in ensuring the safety of the public. They are placed into positions of trust and responsibility, and it is for this reason that they are regulated by the Security Industry Authority. We mandate effective training, and ensure that licences are only issued to those who meet strict eligibility criteria with regard to criminality and other disqualifying factors.
The law is very clear that both working without a licence and supplying an unlicensed security operative are criminal offences. Doing so places the public at risk and is entirely unacceptable. There is a small minority of people within the security industry in Northern Ireland who believe that they are above the law, and can do as they wish. This will not be tolerated, and I would urge those people to think very carefully about the consequences of their actions. Compliance with the law is not optional, and those who seek to undermine public safety in this way can expect to be prosecuted.”