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  • Ex-police spy Mark Kennedy’s current business activities

    Mark Kennedy, who was exposed as a police infiltrator of various movements
    in the UK and beyond in October 2010, is still, after the collapse of his
    police career, actively seeking to operate as a private consultant. He
    appears to be based in the US, although this is not certain.

    Kennedy is advertising himself on “LinkedIn”, and his profile can be viewed at

    An extract from this profile is listed here….

    “I have many years experience in covert operations and deployments,
    intelligence gathering, analysis and dissemination, statement taking,
    investigations and case preparation, evidential court apperances,
    surveillance and counter-surveillance skills and the use of technical
    covert, recording equipment.

    I have lectured for law enforcement agencies and services regarding
    infiltration tactics and covert deployments and have lectured for the
    private sector regarding risk management, the threat from extremist and
    protest groups and creating preventative protocols.

    My exeperience is drawn from 20 years as a British Police officer, the
    last ten of which were deployed as a covert operative working within
    extreme left political and animal rights groups throughout the UK, Europe
    and the US providing exacting intelligence upon which risk and threat
    assessment analysis could be made.

    That knowledge and experience is now drawn upon to provide expert
    consultation to the public / private sectors to provide investigative
    services, deliver informative lectures and training, provide risk and
    threat assessments to companies, corporations and their staff from the
    threat of direct action in all its forms. It is my intention to provide a
    enhance a better understanding of protest, the reasons why protest takes
    place and the subsequent appropriate management of protest and
    to assist in employing the appropriate pre-emptive policing and security
    considerations to mass mobilisations, protest and direct action as well as
    real time analysis and responces and to provide post event debriefing to
    staff effected by direct action.”

    The profile indicates Kennedy is based in Cleveland, Ohio, USA.

    The profile also reveals that in January 2010, shortly before leaving the
    police, he set up a company called “Stanage Consulting”.

    Stanage Consulting are registered at
    SUITE 2029
    RG24 8PH

    This address is simply a forwarding service -see

    This forwarding service also hosted another company set up by Kennedy
    called “Tokra”, linked to “Global Open”, which has since been dissolved –
    for background on this see

    The other company listed by Kennedy on his LinkedIn profile is US- based
    “risk managers” Densus Group, for whom, since March 2012, he has acted as
    a consultant – see http://www.densusgroup.com

    To quote from the LinkedIn page again – “The Densus Group provides a range
    of specialty consultancy and training, primarily on behalf of government
    institutions and private firms in respect of risk analysis and threat
    assessment from protest groups and domestic extremism.”

    The Densus Group was very interested in the policing of the Pittsburgh G20
    summit protests (see
    and is generally trying to sell its services to corporate clients
    concerned with combatting the US Occupy movement and similar groups (see

    Thus, it seems that Kennedy is attempting to establish himself as a
    private consultant for corporate agencies, presumably especially in the
    US, where he seems to be based (despite a UK-based forwarding business
    address). Activists in the US (and elsewhere) should be aware of this.

    Find this story at 1 june 2012