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“Rising crime shows no sign of abating” warns Police Federation in wake of latest ONS figures

Police forces appear to be struggling to stem the tide of ‘genuine increases’ in crime. Figures published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show that police-recorded crime has risen by 13% in the last 12 months with huge increases in violent crime (up by 19%), sexual...
Posted On 24 Oct 2017
Michael Lockwood
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Director general appointed to lead all-new Independent Office for Police Conduct

Harrow Council’s CEO Michael Lockwood has been confirmed as the first director general of the new Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC). Major reforms to the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) – including its renaming as the IOPC – were announced by...
Posted On 24 Oct 2017
Greg Clark: Business and Energy Secretary
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Government updates mergers regime in determined bid to protect national security

Measures designed to update the merger system and better protect national security have been set out by Business and Energy Secretary Greg Clark. The proposals include enabling the Government to intervene in mergers that raise national security concerns, even when they involve...
Posted On 24 Oct 2017
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IBMATA formed to strengthen border security management regimes on global stage

A former UK Border Force leader is behind a new organisation that aims to strengthen border management globally. The International Border Management and Technologies Association (IBMATA) is the brainchild of Tony Smith, who also led the UK Government’s border security programme...
Posted On 24 Oct 2017
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Paysafe study highlights consumers’ desire to see businesses heighten online security measures

More than half (52%) of UK consumers think fraud is an inevitable part of shopping online. That’s according to new research conducted by Paysafe, the global payments provider. In what is most certainly a wake-up call for online business, the Lost in Transaction report...
Posted On 24 Oct 2017
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Unified Security celebrates eight years of championing security convergence agenda

Unified Security Ltd is celebrating eight years in business championing the convergence of physical and information security management. Founded back in October 2009 by James Willison MA MSyI, the company has consistently advocated that the best way in which to identify and...
Posted On 24 Oct 2017
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IHMA refers to report on counterfeiting-induced job losses as “extremely disturbing”

The International Hologram Manufacturers Association (IHMA) states that a new report on job losses due to counterfeiting is “extremely disturbing” and urges a “redoubling” of global authentication strategies. Published by the Organisation for Economic...
Posted On 24 Oct 2017
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Trigion Security Services supports CWCL’s drive for local jobs at Southbank Place development

Trigion Security Services is working with UK construction company CWCL at the prestigious Southbank Place development in the heart of London. The development of eight new tower blocks located near to Waterloo Station and the London Eye on the South Bank of the Thames will cos...
Posted On 24 Oct 2017
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Fire Industry Association’s all-new fire detection and alarms courses open for bookings

Following the launch of four brand new fire detection and alarm qualifications in the design, installation, maintenance and commissioning of fire detection and alarm equipment earlier this year, the Fire Industry Association (FIA) has announced that bookings for these courses can...
Posted On 24 Oct 2017
Ken Livingstone MSc FSyI
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Linx International Group publishes results of research study into training trends

The Linx International Group – the consultancy providing security, risk management and training services – has just revealed the results of an extensive survey conducted by the company with a view to investigating the attitudes of security professionals towards...
Posted On 24 Oct 2017