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ABI President-Elect

At the ABI (Association of British Investigators), Ron Harrison is President-Elect for 2019-2020. Ron, pictured, is due to become president, taking over from Dick Smith, after the ABI’s annual general meeting, at Anglesey in May.

As a Metropolitan Police detective for 30 years he served on many specialist squads covering fraud, drugs and various regional crime squads, working on major crime nationally and internationally. On retiring from the police in 1999, he joined fellow former Metropolitan Police man Roy Herridge, working for Farnborough-based Surelock Asset Management Limited, the investigative and security consultancy.

In 2000 Ron was behind the setting up of a new Surelock company, Surelock International Limited, after a ‘cradle to grave’ investigation involving intellectual property rights and counterfeit clothing for a US brand. The company was approached by several other brands to represent them in UK and worldwide. He has since carried out investigations in South Korea, Japan, Turkey, France and Switzerland. Ron as Operations Director of Surelock represents some of the most prestigious brands in the world protecting their intellectual property rights and assisting the authorities in gathering evidence to prosecute offenders. Surelock has working relationships UK police, Trading Standards and Customs and is an active members of the trade body Anti-Counterfeiting Group (ACG).

He has been a member of the ABI since November 2009, initially attending branch meetings. He got more involved sitting on selection panels for new members, and in May 2018 became a member of the General Council and was appointed the Discipline Chairman.

Meanwhile Peter James the British writer of crime fiction has become a patron of the ABI; after the death of Colin Dexter OBE who held the position of patron from 2007.


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