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Police officers find body-worn cameras “empowering” states London Metropolitan University study

New research has revealed widespread support among front line police officers for body-worn video cameras, with officers finding their use “empowering”. The independent study, conducted by criminologists at London Metropolitan University, looked at officers’ attitudes...
Posted On 18 Aug 2017
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Cardinal Security heralds dawn of new era with appointment of Simon Chapman as CEO

Cardinal Security, the provider of “dynamic and innovative” security solutions, has announced the appointment of Simon Chapman as its new CEO. The move follows the introduction of a new ownership structure to take the organisation on to the next stage in its...
Posted On 18 Aug 2017
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NCA figures highlight 300-plus live policing operations targeting modern slavery in UK

According to the National Crime Agency (NCA), modern slavery and human trafficking in the UK is far more prevalent than previously thought. A growing body of evidence resulting from an increase in law enforcement activity points to the numbers of victims being much higher than...
Posted On 18 Aug 2017
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Project Griffin counter-terrorism training organised by NaCTSO available for security personnel

The opportunity has arisen for security operatives to take part in counter-terrorism training as part of Project Griffin. The training is organised by the National Counter-Terrorism Security Office (NaCTSO). In addition, participants will be asked to help evaluate the...
Posted On 18 Aug 2017
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Securitas forges partnership with GreenRoad to improve driver safety for staff members

Securitas has partnered with GreenRoad – the industry leader in driver safety and behaviour technology – to improve driver safety among its 11,000 employees. With vehicle collisions the foremost cause of work-related deaths in the UK, Securitas wants to reduce risks associated...
Posted On 18 Aug 2017
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Door supervisor prosecuted for attempted fraud by falsely claiming compensation from SIA

On 11 August at Bristol Magistrates Court, Zakir Mohammed Zillul was prosecuted by the Security Industry Authority (SIA) for attempting to claim £1,673 in compensation for alleged lost travel documents. In August last year, Zillul submitted an application to the SIA for a door...
Posted On 18 Aug 2017
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UKCMA report focuses on reduction in number of security and stewarding personnel

A significant report detailing the results of a survey concerning an industry-wide reduction in the numbers of security and stewarding personnel has now been published by the United Kingdom Crowd Management Association (UKCMA). The finalised report delivered by the University of...
Posted On 18 Aug 2017
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Magnus Ahlqvist appointed president and CEO of Securitas AB as of March 2018

The Board of Directors of Securitas AB has appointed Magnus Ahlqvist as the new president and CEO of the business with effect from March 2018. Ahlqvist will replace Alf Göransson, who has asked to leave his position after having led Securitas successfully for the last 11 years....
Posted On 15 Aug 2017
Daniel Hardy: the new managing director of the NBCS
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Daniel Hardy appointed managing director of National Business Crime Solution

The National Business Crime Solution (NBCS) – a not-for-profit initiative that enables the sharing of data between law enforcement agencies and the business community in order to reduce crime – has announced Daniel Hardy’s appointment as its new managing...
Posted On 15 Aug 2017
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71% of police forces deploy body-worn cameras, but cannot show when footage is used in court

A report published by civil liberties and privacy campaign group Big Brother Watch reveals that 71% of UK police forces have spent £22,703,235 on 47,922 body-worn cameras, but are unable to show how many guilty pleas or convictions have been obtained based on footage obtained...
Posted On 15 Aug 2017