Robert “BOB” Betts, BA(hons) MSET,QTLS

ELITE ACADEMY was founded in 2010 by Bob Betts, a respected member of the security industry and qualified teacher, Bob was part of the original focus team for the SIA qualification’s framework in 2004 having been active in the industry since the mid 1990’s. With an exemplary military and home office career as a senior officer this provided an excellent background to undertake both a BA (hons) and Certificate in Education, which earned him a place as one of the original training providers for LOCOG at the 2012 games and thereafter a operational managers role for the Olympic Delivery Authority. Writing one of the first Physical Intervention programmes approved for the Security Industry Bob established ELITE current position as one of the leading providers of Physical Intervention and control and restraint,working with over 500 companies both in the UK and worldwide. Bobs other roles in the industry include, previous directorship of the BSIA ( Training Section Chairman) , subject matter expert for the SIA, Health & Social Care and Education sectors and Awarding Organisations in the use of force and restraint. Bob has provided expert witness consultancy, advice and guidance to schools and hospitals and is well known for his informative and entertaining keynote speeches at security conferences.