TITLE: A Bored Casson Is A Dangerous Person
AUTHOR: John Casson
BOOK SIZE: 156 x 234 mm
PAGES: 336

PRICE: £25
Plus £3.85 postage in the UK

A Bored Casson is a Dangerous Person

The book has received excellent reviews from well-known celebrities and other professional writers.

From his days in retail security to his time as a highly commended police officer, John has been involved in many interesting cases and incidents – some tragic, some heart-warming, some very funny!

After leaving the police, his fascinating career continued as he developed his own security company, which involved many challenging situations around the world.

One of his greatest interests in life is people, and John has had the opportunity to meet many famous people, as he recalls in the book in some considerable detail.

Never one to shy away from a high-risk situation – whether it be saving someone’s life or having his own put at risk – John fulfils what his friends say about him: that a bored Casson is a dangerous person. John leads a very active life.

John will be pleased to sign and dedicate his book; you will be contacted regarding this after your order for the book has been received.

For more information about John’s life, please see below.


After leaving school at sixteen, John Casson started his career in retail, and then specialised in retail security before joining the Devon and Cornwall Constabulary in 1979. After eight happy and memorable years as a distinguished police officer, he fulfilled an ultimate career ambition by forming his own successful global security company, Securewest International, of which he is chairman.

His interests include, but are not limited to, wine (for both enjoyment and investment), current and international affairs, Winston Churchill, Margaret Thatcher, politics, Tibet, India, USA, policing, terrorism, watching old British black-and-white films, and, last but not least, observing life and meeting interesting people from all walks of life.

John is a member of the Travellers Club, Pall Mall, London; Chatham House; the Royal Institute of International Affairs, an independent policy institute; and the Worshipful Company of Security Professionals.

His first book, Afghan Faces, was published in 2010, followed in 2015 by the reprint of the legendary Oscar-winning actor Sir John Mills’ photographic autobiography Still Memories.

Semi-retired since 2007, John spends a lot of his time fundraising for charity. In 2012 he formed the John Casson Foundation, to which profits from the sale of this book will be donated. More details regarding the foundation can be found on the inside back cover.

John married Jenny in 1995, and they live with their two collie dogs, Nick and Pip, in Cornwall.

For further information relating to John, please visit his website: www.johncasson.com.  


Formed as a trust in 2012 by John Casson, the foundation’s primary purpose is to help the development of young people both in the United Kingdom and around the world.

As well as sponsorship and grants, the foundation also offers assistance to support charities and worthwhile causes, calling upon the considerable experience of John and his team in business, fundraising, event organisation and project management.

Sponsorships and grants are available for amounts from £500 to £5,000, for large or small and for one-off or long-term projects, depending on merit and an application process.

All donations made to the foundation go in full to the selected worthy cause. Those who kindly donate to the foundation are fully consulted as to how their donation will be used.

The foundation strongly advocates good governance and transparency and does not incur any administration costs other than a few small bank charges.

Profits from the sale of this book will be donated to the John Casson Foundation.

For more information regarding the foundation, please visit www.johncassonfoundation.com.