Community Safety Accreditation Schemes (CSAS) are a means by which the Chief Constable of a police force in the U.K. may grant a range of police powers to employees of non-police organisations who contribute towards community safety.
SFM were one of the first companies to be accredited within the London and Surrey areas and up until recently the only company to cover the entire Metropolitan Police Service area. Now also accredited in the Thames Valley and Essex.
Our CSAS Accreditation means that our Traffic Stewards legally have the powers to control traffic and to request names and addresses for road traffic offences. This is invaluable for staff working on road closures within an event area. It is also a requirement for some situations in which traffic needs to be stopped or manually re-directed.
Our CSAS personnel wear a distinctive hi-viz attire and their CSAS accreditation at all times.
To allow SFM to have CSAS accredited traffic personnel we need to be checked and cleared by the NPCC - National Police Chief Council. We have just renewed our clearance and have now been accredited since 2011.
Over the four years I have worked with SFM Security & Event Consultants I have found their company to be an asset in the events I have organised in the following ways:
Their operational knowledge and skills is invaluable to all pre-event planning,
Their professionalism across all levels from management to personnel is impeccable and personable,
They have always worked to their own high standards regardless of any situation or challenge,
Their reaction to a given incident is based on experience, training and instinct, which gives an event organiser a rare level of trust.
Event Manager for Regent Street and the West End