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Gate Safe - five years of making gates safe

23 September 2010 marks the fifth anniversary of Gate Safe - the charity founded following the tragic deaths of two young children in separate automated gate accidents - but five years on Gate Safe insists there is still much to be done to improve the safety of automated gates and barriers in the UK.


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Media spokespeople

We have highly knowledgeable and experienced spokespeople on hand to offer interviews on a wide range of security-linked issues.

Alan McInnes, General Manager
Following service with Sussex Police Alan became Director and General Manager of ACPO Crime Prevention Initiatives in 2006. He was one of the original authors of the Secured by Design project in 1989 and took it to national status in 1992. He has been a contributor and critical reader for several major projects, including two HMIC thematic reports on crime prevention, the Home Office/CLG publication Safer Places - the planning system & crime prevention, and a critique on vehicle crime prevention strategy in South Africa. Alan is a member of BSI and CEN European Standards for crime prevention-related projects.

Richard Childs, Managing Director
Richard is responsible for the Secured by Design licensing initiative and is the Association of Chief Police Officers’ lead for Security Systems.
Richard served as a police officer working with the Metropolitan Police, Sussex Police, the Home Office, and for six years until 2003 as Chief Constable of Lincolnshire Police. He was the national lead for the police service on police ‘visibility’ and ‘reassurance’, neighbourhood wardens, community support officers and the private security industry, and was an advisor on these issues to the Home Office and the Security Industry Authority. He worked for three years at the Home Office as Head of the Crime Prevention Agency and was responsible for the then government’s policy on CCTV.
Richard has a BSc and is a Fellow of the Security Institute.

We can also put journalists in touch with Crime Prevention Advisors and Police Architectural Liaison Officers across the country.



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