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Security installation at Channel Islands prison on Guernsey takes fight to drone criminals

A Channel Islands prison has become the first in the world to use a new system designed to prevent drones from smuggling drugs, weapons and other contraband over perimeter walls. A group of British companies has collaborated to install a comprehensive perimeter protection package...
Posted On 12 Dec 2017
Stuart Lodge (left) and Karl Jordan
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Lodge Service and PALS sign merger deal to form new retail loss prevention offer

International loss prevention and security consultancy Lodge Service has merged its profit protection and LodgIC Intelligence Centre business with that of ‘total loss’ consultants PALS (Profit and Loss Support). The PALS team offers domain expertise in ‘total loss’ consultancy...
Posted On 12 Dec 2017
Karen Stephens: Secretary of the PFNDF
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Detectives across England and Wales “in crisis” suggests Police Federation’s National Detectives’ Forum

Force-level reports issued on the state of detective policing in England and Wales “make for grim reading”, suggests the Police Federation’s National Detectives’ Forum (PFNDF). These reports follow on from the headline findings of last month’s Police Federation...
Posted On 11 Dec 2017
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UK Certified Counter-Terrorism Practitioner programme dates for 2018 confirmed by SGW

SGW Safety & Security (SGW) has announced that the UK Certified Counter-Terrorism Practitioner (CCTP) programme will take place from Tuesday 6 to Thursday 8 February 2018. The CCTP programme is a three-day preparation course followed by an examination. It doesn’t...
Posted On 11 Dec 2017
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All-new National Economic Crime Centre to sit within National Crime Agency

Home Secretary Amber Rudd has announced the creation of the National Economic Crime Centre (NECC) within the National Crime Agency (NCA). The multi-agency centre will plan, task and co-ordinate operational responses across agencies, bringing together the UK’s capabilities in...
Posted On 11 Dec 2017
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Pilgrims Group wins new security services contract with BBC Studioworks Ltd

BBC Studioworks Ltd, the commercial arm of the BBC which runs the broadcaster’s former White City studio complex in London’s Shepherd’s Bush, has awarded Pilgrims Group the contract to provide a full range of security services at the site. Under the Terms and Conditions of...
Posted On 11 Dec 2017
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Guilty verdicts handed down in trial against Woodgate and Clark Ltd and rogue private investigators

A firm of loss adjusters has been found guilty of unlawfully disclosing personal data illegally obtained by senior members of its staff and private investigators. A director and senior employee of Kent-based firm Woodgate and Clark Ltd, and the private investigators themselves,...
Posted On 11 Dec 2017
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ASIS International’s Annual Seminar and Exhibits rebranded as Global Security Exchange

ASIS International has changed the name of its annual security conference from the ASIS Annual Seminar and Exhibits to the Global Security Exchange (GSX). Building on a 60-plus year legacy of security event distinction, the newly-branded GSX will take place in Las Vegas, Nevada...
Posted On 11 Dec 2017
Dr Gillian Tully
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Home Office announces reappointment of Dr Gillian Tully as Forensic Science Regulator

The Home Office has announced the reappointment of Dr Gillian Tully as Forensic Science Regulator. Dr Tully’s Term of Office has been extended from three to six years with her contract now expiring on 16 November 2020. Dr Tully was originally appointed for a three-year term...
Posted On 11 Dec 2017
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“Corporate cyber insurance will fuel ransomware growth in 2018” warns WatchGuard

While the increasing number of publicly disclosed breaches and successful ransomware incidents is driving growth in cyber insurance, there’s a risk that this will encourage criminals to target companies with extortion insurance to demand increased payments. That’s the...
Posted On 11 Dec 2017