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News and commentary by Managing Director Gaven Wicks

Perth Mosque Fire Bomb: What’s happening?

| Gaven Wicks Managing Director

The vehicle fire bomb occurring outstanding a Mosque in Thornlie, Perth Tuesday evening is a significant change to the willingness of protagonists to resort to directed violent action. This is unusual behaviour by these persons in the Perth community. In the past there has been an underlying dislike by these groups (anti-Islamist) and some verbal protesting but this act shows a dangerous elevation to using explosives. This is a significant incident and should not be underplayed. On current reports it was quite easy for these persons to commit this act with little or no security to deter them. That being...

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Spike in Brazen Weapons Attacks: Personal Security under threat

| Gaven Wicks Managing Director

In the past 6-12 months there has been numerous reports of carjackings and home invasions in the city of Melbourne. Victoria police have indicated 80% rises in these violent crimes where gangs are smashing into vehicles and jacking the cars using machetes, baseball bats and firearms. These same gangs are then invading homes smashing through unsecured windows, doors etc. Perth has also seen numerous home invasions and attacks by gangs openly in the streets of the city. The following news article was provided by the West Australian: Three men say they are shocked at the level of violence in Perth...

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Rio Attacks on Athletes

| Gaven Wicks Managing Director

The Australian Olympic Committee has just decided to take the unprecedented action of employing a private security firm for the olympics to assist with securing the team members. Good thinking Chief de Mission but seriously 6 years ago when Rio was put down as the host city surely someone in the committee would have thought this is a dangerous place with a bad reputation for violent crime ie. the main hospital for olympic attendees hosted a gunfight 3 days ago. So perhaps a security risk review would have been apt at this point. In my calculations it would have registered...

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Only $690 for Security Guard and Crowd Control Qualification

| Gaven Wicks Managing Director

Strike training and consulting are please to offer an introductory price for our Certificate II in Security Operations Course. For $690.00 students will receive training for Security Guard, Crowd Control and First Aid. This will allow successful students to apply for both security licences. There are no hidden prices, you will get the full 16 units required for this price. Our first course will be held at East Victoria Park commencing on 11th July 2016. There will be a course held every 2 weeks after that. If you want to join the security industry be taught by experts at this...

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Strike Launches Accredited Training

| Gaven Wicks Managing Director

Strike Training and Consulting launches its suite of accredited security and investigation courses in Perth. Having received our ASQA accreditation (RTO 41500) from the federal government on 12th May this year we have now been added as an approved training organisation with the WA Police. This allows our students to obtain licences in this state after completing training at Strike. Our accredited courses consist of Certificate II and III in Security Operations, Certificate III in Investigative Services, Certificate IV in Security and Risk Management, Provide first aid and Work safely in the construction industry (White Card). Our first course for...

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