TSG Policing has recruited former Avon & Somerset and Metropolitan Police superintendent Kevin Instance.
Instance will join the company as a task commander. At Avon & Somerset, he oversaw policing at events including Glastonbury Festival and Bristol International Balloon Fiesta. He also led the UK police delegation for England football matches overseas.
As task commander, Instance will be responsible for assessing risk and making sure the right resources from the company are properly deployed at events.
“TSG bridges the gap between traditional security and the police,” Instance said. “It’s a group of people who understand the confines of the powers they have while on an event site and how to put that into effect to keep the public safe. With police resources at a premium, and very expensive, TSG is a realistic, professional alternative for event organisers.”
David Boswell, managing director at TSG Policing, said: “Kevin’s wealth of experience as a senior police officer, looking at event safety, assessing safety officers and stewards and raising standards, is an absolute fit with TSG. I’m delighted to have him on the team.”
Boswell will be speaking at the Event Production Show on 3 March 2016 at Olympia London, discussing event security and policing in the Evolution Dome theatre. The session is called “Security: Bringing back consumer confidence” and begins at 10.30am.