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Biometric data “playing key role in fight against crime and terrorism” finds Interpol Symposium

Responding to the threats posed by foreign terrorist fighters (FTFs), Interpol is working to increase the use of its biometrics databases and capabilities to better track their movements globally. Launched earlier this year, Project First is among Interpol’s initiatives designed...
Posted On 18 Dec 2017
Abbey Petkar: managing director of Magenta Security
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First Aid and fire safety training for Magenta Security staff “saving lives and businesses”

Magenta Security’s decision to give all front line staff First Aid and fire safety training is already paying dividends for organisations and individuals across the country. An observant security officer at one client site recently noticed a fire in an industrial incinerator....
Posted On 18 Dec 2017
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Smart Cities specification for data, information and asset security management launched by BSI

BSI, the business standards company, has launched a new smart cities specification for safeguarding data and information security in cities. PAS 185 Smart Cities – Specification for Establishing and Implementing a Security-Minded Approach lists requirements for creating a...
Posted On 18 Dec 2017
HMI Mike Cunningham
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Forces working hard to improve legitimacy “but Stop and Search disparities remain a concern”

Police forces are committed to sustaining and improving the trust and confidence of the public, but they risk damage to their relationships with local communities by continuing to be unable to demonstrate fair use of Stop and Search. That’s according to a report issued by...
Posted On 18 Dec 2017
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RiskMap 2018: “Global fragility heightened by assertive political leadership” forecasts Control Risks

Control Risks, the specialist global risk consultancy, has warned that businesses will face “profound uncertainty” next year because of the increasingly personalised and assertive style of national leaders whose decisions are hard to predict. The forecast emanates in...
Posted On 18 Dec 2017
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Mitie Care & Custody wins ten-year contract with Home Office for immigration security

Mitie’s Care & Custody business has been awarded a ten-year contract with the Home Office worth an estimated £525 million through a competitive tender process*. The business will now be responsible for escorting immigration detainees, both within the UK and overseas, on...
Posted On 18 Dec 2017
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MoJ and West Mercia Police investigation brings nationwide prison drone gang to justice

A major organised crime gang that used drones to smuggle drugs, weapons and mobile phones with an estimated value of up to £1.2 million into prisons across the UK has been smashed following a two-year probe by prison intelligence officers and the police service. Ringleader Craig...
Posted On 18 Dec 2017
Left to Right: Yasmeen Stratton (director at SSR Personnel), Jayne Ryan (senior HR business partner for Wilson James) and TV presenter Gabby Logan
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Wilson James victorious in SSR Personnel’s Inspiration in HR Award 2017

Previous winner Wilson James has emerged triumphant in the 2017 Inspiration in HR Award, as always sponsored – and bestowed – by security recruitment specialist SSR Personnel. This prestigious accolade is specifically designed to recognise the work of Human Resources...
Posted On 18 Dec 2017
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Importance of physical security and employee safety highlighted in BCI’s Emergency Communications Report

Preserving physical security and the safety of employees are the greatest concerns for business continuity and resilience professionals, and especially so when it comes to producing emergency communications plans. This is the key findings that has emerged from the latest...
Posted On 18 Dec 2017
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Routine Security Industry Authority checks uncover director with revoked licence at Elvis Festival

A South Wales man has been sentenced for continuing to work as a security director despite having lost his Security Industry Authority (SIA) licence. On Wednesday 13 December at Cardiff Magistrates’ Court, Billy Jones (director of BJ Securities Ltd) was sentenced to 12...
Posted On 18 Dec 2017