Definitive Event Policing (DEP), a specialist front line event policing service, is set to be officially launched at the Event Production Show, Olympia, on February 18.
The exciting new project has been keenly awaited by the industry following a successful pilot scheme at the Glastonbury Music Festival.
DEP’s service, which is an addition to regular security services and not a replacement, will provide cost-effective essential front line event policing at music festivals, sporting events and seasonal events.
The company’s unique selling point is the extensive training given to officers, providing them with event policing and crowd management tactics, and its ability to provide a strategic approach thanks to senior management who have vast experience in policing.
Operating at almost equal capacity to the police, the company has the credible facility to supplement police resources at major events – and in some cases to completely substitute them.
This not only saves event organisers money – although it varies between force, on average a regular police officer can cost more than £60 an hour while using a DEP officer is considerably cheaper – but ensures they do so while maintaining public safety and preventing crime.
David Boswell, Director at Definitive Event Policing, said: “We are very excited to be launching at the Event Production Show. It has taken years of planning, structure and investment to ensure we have the correct resources, training and experienced consultants in place to get to this point. We have had overwhelmingly good feedback from police forces we have worked with and have high hopes for the business.”