Ares Concepts. Australian Police Veteran owned and operated business.

Providing Professional Development in Security/Law Enforcement and the Private Security Industry. We specialise in training and mentoring Local National and Third Country Nationals to fulfil operational security roles in country. We have tailored programs for working in hostile and unstable environments designed to enhance individual and group security and safety. Our training curriculum represents worlds best practice and we offer both accredited and non-accredited options. Instructors are former Australian Police Tactical Operators with global experience.


Andrew MacFarlane – ‘Consultant’

’35 Years of Expertise in Government and Corporate Environments’

Andrew has a wealth of experience both operational and managerial in his former policing career and currently in the private sector. This mix of skills, knowledge and experience is invaluable and why ARES Concepts engages Andrew for his consult and input in meeting our clients needs. 

Scott – ‘Consultant’

’15 Years Experience in Government and Corporate Environments’

Scott is a former New South Wales Police Detective with 15 years service including tactical operations, dignitary protection, close personal protection, witness security and tactical training. Scott is an accomplished practitioner of Protective Security.

Simon Grieves –  Proprietor

’35 Years in both Government and Corporate Environments’

18 years service as a Police Officer of which he spent predominantly in Counter Terrorism Response and Tactical Training then taking his specialist skills into the private security industry where he has established himself as a respected Trainer and Operator. Simon has trained security and law enforcement personnel all over the world, embedded with security teams and acted in an advisory/mentoring capacity in hostile and remote regions around the globe. In management roles he has driven and mentored security forces throughout the South East Asian and Middle East regions.  Now Simon offers his knowledge and experience to train and develop the professional Private Security Contractor, as a founding partner of Ares Concepts.

Simon is the proud recipient of the following awards;

  • National Medal
  • National Police Service Medal
  • Western Australia Police Service Medal (with 15 year clasp)

Simon has recently been admitted as a Associate Fellow, Australian Vocational Education & Training Professionals Association.