Community Safety Accreditation Scheme
As part of the Police Reform Act 2002 police Chief Constables were given permission to grant a limited range of police powers to employees of non-police organisations who contribute towards community safety.
Beacon Security can provide officers who have been granted these powers under the Community Safety Accreditation Scheme. In order to gain the accreditation, a full audit of processes and systems is undertaken by the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO). The scheme is fully managed and monitored by the police.
The powers include:
- Issuing fixed penalty notices for certain offences
- Requiring people to provide their name and address for certain offences
- Requiring people to hand over alcohol in no-alcohol designated areas
- Directing traffic
- Power to seize alcohol and tobacco from underage people
These can be used to:
- Reduce anti-social drinking in parks
- For traffic control
- To move on beggars from town centres
We used these powers, for example, to ensure the smooth running of the 2014 London To Brighton Bike Ride.