Qualifications : Diploma in Security Studies, Certified Protection Professional (CPP), Certificate IV in Security (Risk Management), Certificate IV in Assessment and Workplace Training, Certificate IV in Workplace Health and Safety.
Leon holds a Security Consultant’s Licence and Security Trainer’s Licence.
Leon is the principal consultant of Harris Crime Prevention Services. His professional interest is in crime prevention for community based organisations and businesses, quality assurance and training. His experience in crime prevention includes projects with institutional emphasis, including hospitals, nursing homes, hostels, retirement villages, research facilities and independent schools. He has expertise in other environments such as warehousing/distribution centres, religious establishments and retail developments.
He is regularly called upon to provide crime prevention through environmental design (CPTED) advice for a range of new developments including retail, mixed use, public domain, residential, health, aged care and community centres. His ongoing research and study into crime prevention contributes significantly to the formation of a knowledge base which offers a proven platform for clients to achieve best practice, including standards compliance and accreditation. His Internal Auditor of Quality Systems background is evident in his focus.
Leon was a Standards Australia committee member for the recently re-published AS4083 ‘Planning for Emergencies – Health Care Facilities’.
From 2000 – 2007 Leon was an advisory team member for the University of Western Sydney’s Australian Centre for Security Research (ACSR).
Leon is a regular contributor of crime prevention articles for various national publications. He is often asked to speak at security and WH&S forums.
Leon holds memberships with a number of respected bodies including the Security Providers Association of Australia Limited (SPAAL) and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management (FAIM).
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Qualifications : Bachelor of Commerce Degree (UNSW), a Diploma in Criminology (Sydney University) with research into armed hold-ups and a Masters in Policy Studies (UNSW) with research in the area of security risk and crisis management. Certificate IV in Security (Risk Management), Certificate IV in Workplace Health and Safety.
Geoffrey holds a Security Consultant’s Licence and a Security Trainer’s Licence.
Geoffrey is a senior associate of this firm and the principal consultant of Harris Security Management. He has been involved in the security industry in excess of 30 years and has been an independent security management consultant since 1983. Geoffrey has an extensive list of projects to his credit involving a range of activities. These projects include risk assessments, security reviews and audits, security and criminological research, audits and planning, emergency management, expert witness reports, security policy development, contract design and crime prevention through environmental design. His experience includes Health, Aged Care, Universities and Schools.
He has developed security master plans for campus style organisations. Of particular note was the Sydney Showground at Homebush Bay. He has also undertaken major security reviews of ‘domicile’ campuses for the Department of Community Services such as the Western Sydney Developmental Disability Services campuses at Westmead, Rydalmere and Parramatta. Other campuses include TAFE Colleges throughout NSW.
Geoffrey is an active committee member of the Australian Standards committee for AS 3745 Emergency control organization and procedures for buildings, structures and workplaces (which has recently been re-published) and the Australian Standards committee AS 4421 Guards and patrols. Previously he was involved in other security related standards.
He is a member of a number of respected professional bodies in Australia.
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Qualifications: BA (Criminology), MA (Education), Grad. Diploma in Environmental Studies and PhD on the relationship between the design and security management of international airports.
Over a 20 year period, he was an Associate Professor in Criminology at the University of Western Sydney and Director of the University’s Australian Centre for Security Research. Don also developed and managed the University’s Bachelor of Policing course and presented at crime prevention forums and courses run by NSW Police and other organisations. . Don has worked with the NSW Police in training Crime Prevention Officers for their specialised role.
Don’s experience and expertise is in developing crime prevention-by-design strategies for corporate and community developments. Specifically, he is concerned about the relationship and dynamics between the design of space, structures and systems and the impact of architecture on the management of security risk. He has consulted on crime prevention projects for state and local government, community and corporate organisations, incorporating security design into the concept planning and architectural documentation stages of large CBD commercial developments. These include mixed use projects, independent schools, aged care facilities and transport infrastructure.
He has been instrumental in advising councils on developing guidelines for major developments relating to security design issues arising from Section 79C of the NSW Environmental Planning and Assessment (EPA) Act.
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