David Hedgcock ˆ A Short Resume
David Hedgcock has been involved in the security industry from its infancy to
now, a period of 40 years. David has owned several companies but probably the
most recognizable name in the industry is Protect Security Group.
David‚s group run the first Accredited Security Training Course for Crowd Control and Security Guards in Australia at his own cost and has been involved in the implementation of the many user friendly security and safety practices that apply today.
David initiated the issuance of ID numbers so that security staff could be recognizable to the public and the authorities. His training course was certificated and run by the William Angliss College. It was used by the State of Victoria as a guideline to the State Legislation introduced in the early 1990‚s to regulate the Security Industry as we now know it today.
Some of the safety standards that are now every day practice were championed by David through his involvement on many different committees and associations, including:
- The West End Precinct Association
- The Night Club Owners Association
- The West End Forum
- The Security Forum
- Founder of the CCEA (Crowd Controllers Employers Association)
- Consultant to the Community Council on Violence Report
David was also instrumental in many of the initial Melbourne Licensee Accord initiatives such as:
- Improved Street lighting
- Improved Public Toilet Facilities
- Safe City Taxi ranks
- Supplying private security guards on the streets to assist the Police Foot Patrols
A lot of these standards were introduced into other Cities by David including
Cavill Avenue in the Gold Coast, Kings Cross in Sydney, Hanikan Street Adelaide and Observation City in Perth.
David has had many consultations with some of the largest Security Groups, Associations and Government Departments and has also been called to give expert evidence in a variety of Court Cases and Liquor Licensing hearings as a Specialist Consultant.
In 2006 David was awarded with the First Life Time Achievement Award ever to be presented in the Security Industry by the CCEA (Crowd Controllers Employers Association) which represents most of the larger security firms in Victoria.