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BSIA welcomes Home Office’s publication of Security Industry Authority Triennial Review

The British Security Industry Association (BSIA) has welcomed the publication of the Security Industry Authority Triennial Review 2016-2017 report issued by the Home Office. Conducted on behalf of the Home Secretary Sajid Javid by Tony Regan, a senior official in the Crime,...
Posted On 22 Jun 2018
Chief constable Stephen Watson and University of Sheffield president and vice-chancellor Professor Sir Keith Burnett pictured with Richard Yates (head of security) and the University of Sheffield’s Security Team
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Security management at University of Sheffield honoured by Secured Environments accreditation

The University of Sheffield has had its excellent security management regime recognised after gaining the prestigious Secured Environments accreditation. The award, which affirms that the seat of learning is following several key principles to maximise the safety of staff,...
Posted On 18 Jun 2018
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University of Greenwich fined £120,000 by ICO in wake of “serious” security breach

The University of Greenwich has been fined £120,000 by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) following a “serious” security breach involving the personal data of nearly 20,000 people (among them students and staff). It’s the first university to have been fined...
Posted On 22 May 2018
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Telford-based AT Brown (Coaches) combats fuel thieves with pulse fence installation

A Shropshire-based coach company has beaten the fuel thieves who threatened to wreck the business’ viability after 100 years of operation by the same family. AT Brown (Coaches) Ltd of Telford brought in monitored pulse fencing to prevent costly break-ins by opportunist...
Posted On 10 May 2018
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City of London Police launches new initiative to fight cyber crime focused on businesses in Square Mile

The City of London Police has launched a new initiative to make the Square Mile more secure from cyber attacks. Cyber Griffin will see specially-trained officers lead a series of community-focused exercises which will include threat briefings, incident response training an...
Posted On 04 May 2018
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Metropolitan Police Service end-of-year statistics show recorded crime continuing to rise

The Metropolitan Police Service has released its end-of-year crime statistics. The figures compare end of financial year April to March 2017-2018 with April to March 2016-2017. While recorded crime continues to rise in the Met’s area, increases in many crimes are more...
Posted On 27 Apr 2018
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Three more PCCs selected to take on responsibility for local Fire and Rescue Services

Home Secretary Amber Rudd has announced that three more Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) are now set to take on responsibility for local Fire and Rescue Services, becoming Police, Fire and Crime Commissioners for their respective areas. The PCCs involved are John Campion...
Posted On 26 Mar 2018
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West Yorkshire Police trials all-new Home Office mobile fingerprinting technology

New mobile fingerprinting technology will allow front line officers across the country to use their smart phones to identify people in less than a minute – saving police time and reducing costs. An App on an officer’s phone, combined with a handheld scanner, will mean that police...
Posted On 12 Feb 2018
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Government, legal and accountancy sectors re-launch ‘Flag It Up’ anti-money laundering campaign

Serious and organised crime costs the UK an estimated £24 billion every year. Money laundering not only allows criminals to hide the proceeds of their crimes, but also helps to fund further criminal activity. In its latest report, the Government has set out the threats posed by...
Posted On 08 Jan 2018
Gloucestershire Constabulary's headquarters
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Gloucestershire Constabulary protects local communities with real-time SAS insights

Serving 600,000 residents and policing more than 1,000 square miles of urban centres and rural environments, Gloucestershire Constabulary wanted to gain an up-to-date picture of incidents across the county. In a bid to do so, the force has employed analytics software from SAS to...
Posted On 02 Jan 2018