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Explosive detection dogs introduced in British airports by Government to screen cargo

Dogs that are capable of detecting minute traces of explosives concealed in air freight are now being deployed in cargo sheds at British airports as the Government introduces its latest measure to reinforce the UK’s aviation security. Free-running explosive detection dogs...
Posted On 09 May 2018
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Project Servator counter-terrorism policing tactic goes live across whole of London

Project Servator – a policing tactic used to deter, detect and disrupt terrorism and a range of other criminality – is now operating across the entirety of London. The tactic is already active in various parts of the capital, including in the Square Mile since 2014, with the...
Posted On 16 Apr 2018
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Ward Security retains place among guarding elite in wake of latest SIA audit process

National security company Ward Security remains among the Top 1-2% of approved security providers in the UK after achieving a score of 170 out of 174 in an independent audit conducted on behalf of the Security Industry Authority (SIA) – the organisation responsible for...
Posted On 13 Apr 2018
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Outgoing Europol executive director Rob Wainwright joins RUSI as Senior Associate Fellow

The Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) has appointed Rob Wainwright to the position of Senor Associate Fellow. Wainwright is the outgoing executive director of Europol, having led the organisation for the past nine years. Wainwright transformed Europol into the primary...
Posted On 30 Mar 2018
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Mayor of London confirms £412 million investment in all-new counter-terrorism hub

Sadiq Khan, the Mayor of London, and the Metropolitan Police Service have unveiled the detail behind a £412 million investment to create a new counter-terrorism and organised crime hub in the capital. The major new investment includes the £250 million purchase of the Empress...
Posted On 27 Mar 2018
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Dame Stella Rimington confirmed as Keynote Speaker for 2018 Active Risk Manager Global Conference

Specialist risk management software and services provider Sword Active Risk has announced that Dame Stella Rimington DCB, former director general of MI5 and acclaimed author, will be the Keynote Speaker at the upcoming Active Risk Manager Global Conference in London. The event...
Posted On 20 Mar 2018
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Neil Basu named as new Assistant Commissioner for counter-terrorism at the Met

Neil Basu has been appointed as the new Assistant Commissioner at the Metropolitan Police Service responsible for leading on counter-terrorism policing nationally. Basu will take over the reins from Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley as head of the Met’s Specialist Operations...
Posted On 06 Mar 2018
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New technology revealed by Home Office to help combat terrorist content online

The Home Office has announced the development of new technology to automatically detect terrorist content on any online platforms. Tests have shown that this new tool can automatically detect 94% of Daesh propaganda with 99.995% accuracy. It boasts “an extremely high degree...
Posted On 20 Feb 2018
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Security industry opinion-formers set to join forces for SIA Stakeholder Conference

One of the security industry’s most influential discussion and debating forums is taking place in London next month. The Security Industry Authority (SIA) has now opened the booking process for its annual Stakeholder Conference, which takes place at the Oval cricket ground on...
Posted On 14 Feb 2018
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SIA publishes detailed findings from Phase One of Approved Contractor Scheme review

Private security industry Regulator the Security Industry Authority (SIA) and its delivery partner Pye Tait Consulting have now published the findings realised from the extensive consultation that took place during Phase One of the project designed to review the Approved...
Posted On 19 Jan 2018