Regulatory Measures on UK Private Investigations to Private Investigator Dorset of Dorset

Regulatory Measures on UK Private Investigations to Private Investigator Dorset of Dorset

The plan of the government to allow the Security Industry Authority (SIA) to manage individual investigation activities including Private Investigator Dorset in Dorset was made known in 2013. The plan of the government to see to the implementation of the statutory licensing of private Investigation activities by the next Parliament that commenced on May 2015 was announced by the Home office in December 2014. As of now, private investigation services licensing has not commenced.
The Home Office has the obligation to implement the regulation of the private detectives’ activities and SIA will keep on coordinating with it. The “Get licensed” criteria will be updated before the date for the regulation, through their collaboration with the security industry, while they will also disseminate further information about the plan to regulate private investigations. When the Home Office agrees with the SIA on the date of launch, the SIA will give us the update.

Who Will Require a Licence? (

Are private investigators licensed? The services offered by private investigators needing a licence are described by the Private Security Industry Act 2001 details of which are available from Private Investigator Dorset ( The above given definition would be reviewed by the Home Office, in the bid to ensure that it is still relevant to the course. It is the Home Office that can clarify if some other particular activities will receive licensing in the coming years.
Private investigators that will be required to get an SIA license the Act states are those who carry out shadowing, questionings or searching to.

  • Collecting information about a specific person or about the activities or whereabouts of a specific person
  • gaining information about the background, or means in which and by which property has been harmed or lost. A certification will be obligatory for anyone that is offering contracted private investigation services
  • These persons will include staff, supervisors, managers, owners, partners and directors of companies involved in private investigations

It is unsure if the Home Office will also want us to adjust ‘in-house’ private investigations.
In the provisions of the Private Security Industry Act 2001, corporate bodies with a directorship, directors of parent companies, shadow directors, non-executive and executive directors are all regarded as “directors” alike.
The following activities will not need a licence as per the Act.

  • services only concentrating on market research
  • activities conducted entirely for the purposes of a credit check
  • expert activities of working solicitors and Barristers
  • professional services offered by accountants
  • professional activities of broadcasters and journalists, and activities particularly relating to collecting information for broadcasters and journalists
  • activities particularly relating to reference to registers which are open to the public; records or registers at which a person has a right of access; and published works
  • activities carried out with the knowledge or assent of the subject of the inspection


Penalties for being involved in private investigations without licensing will be.

  • The biggest punishment of six months imprisonment and / or a fine no bigger than £5,000, after summary conviction at a Magistrate’s Court, Sheriff Court or District Court

Charges for engaging unlicensed personnel will be.

  • upon the immediate judgment of a Magistrate’s Court, District Court or Sheriff Court, a maximum sanction of six months imprisonment and/or a fine of up to £5,000
  • A fine of unlimited degree or a five years imprisonment will be given when the person is convicted upon indictment at a Sheriff and jury trial, High Court of Justiciary or a Crown Court

License ready Private Investigator Dorset we are happy to declare that we have taken all the recommended training and have passed all the standards and tests and are now available for the license. All our current and future customers will benefit from this, as we intend to carry out a transition that will not disrupt our day to day business activities.
For more information regarding Private Investigator Dorset in Dorset and the surrounding areas of Wimbourne Minster, Weymouth, Dorchester and the rest of Dorset, please contact us on 01305 564013. If you want to check out our services and read the testimonials from our current clients, you can also come to our website at

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