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The Forum for Private Security Research acts as a focal point of connectivity for students, academics, policymakers, industry practitioners, military professionals and others who have a research interest in the private security sector.

As part of the School of Security Studies at King's, the Forum for Private Security Research is ideally positioned to act as a catalyst for academic advancement in this important arena of research. In a rapidly changing security landscape, there has never been a more important time to analyse and understand this fascinating industry.

The Forum for Private Security Research also produces a series of online podcasts with leading researchers both within the King’s College London and around the world, as well as with industry practitioners and other authoritative actors to generate insight and catalyse debate while acting as a globally significant resource to inform policy analysis, stimulate strategic thinking and engage private security practitioners.

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Online Archive

The Forum for Private Security Research Online Archive contains a collection of materials relevant for the Forum’s research area, including Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office files, Cabinet Office files, and Ministry of Defence files etc.

If you have any comments on the content of the Online Archive or suggestions about materials you would like to see added, please let us know.

Currently, the Online Archive is only available to students enrolled at King’s College London, School of Security Studies.

Our Partners


SCEG - Security in Complex Environments Group


ISOA - International Stability Operations Association


ICoCA -International Code of Conduct for Private Security Service Providers Association


IISS - International Institute for Strategic Studies


ASIS - ASIS International


BSIA - British Security Industry Association


IPSA - International Professional Security Association


SIA - UK & US Security Industry Association