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Ruth Evans joins Serious Fraud Office Management Board in non-executive director role

The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has appointed Ruth Evans to join its Management Board in the role of non-executive director. Evans was appointed following an open competition and joins existing non-executive directors Simon Duckworth OBE DL and Tony Osbaldiston. Ruth Evans has...
Posted On 02 Feb 2015
The latest HMIC report suggests that police forces are making
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Police forces “making progress” on tackling corruption states HMIC report

Police forces have made significant progress in putting in place the processes to prevent and tackle corruption, according to a report launched by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC). In part, this is said to be due to strong leadership being demonstrated by senior...
Posted On 02 Feb 2015
Europol is supporting the EU's Member States in fighting the scourge of card fraud
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Europol supports EU-funded project designed to combat payment card fraud

Europol’s European Cybercrime Centre (EC3) has been supportive of an 18-month EU-funded project designed to fight payment card fraud. Initiated by UK authorities, the project has resulted in the arrest of 59 individuals, 32 prosecutions and 17 convictions as well as the...
Posted On 02 Feb 2015
Google has been under the watchful eye of the Information Commissioner's Office
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Google set to change privacy policy in wake of ICO investigation

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has required Google to sign a formal undertaking that will improve the information it provides to individuals about how it collects personal data in the UK after concerns were raised around changes to the company’s privacy policy....
Posted On 02 Feb 2015
The Working as a Security Officer course book
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Highfield.co.uk unveils learning resources range for updated security qualifications

A new suite of learning resources has been launched by Highfield.co.uk to help educators and learners with recently updated security qualifications. The new qualifications were launched after a review into learning in the sector in 2014 by the Security Industry Authority (SIA)...
Posted On 02 Feb 2015
A new debate focused on CCTV has been kick-started by comments from UK Surveillance Camera Commissioner Tony Porter
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“Tighter regulation” and a “collective desire to professionalise” needed if CCTV standards are to improve

With UK CCTV Surveillance Camera Commissioner Tony Porter currently pressing for enhanced regulation in the CCTV sector, Frank Crouwel – co-founder and managing director at NW Systems Group – has responded by stating that improving CCTV standards requires tighter...
Posted On 02 Feb 2015
Tavcom Training has formed a new Resettlement Division for Armed Forces leavers transitioning to roles in the private security sector
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Specialist Resettlement Division for ex-Armed Forces personnel introduced by Tavcom Training

Tavcom Training, the popular supplier of detailed security systems training, has formed a new division which will focus specifically on facilitating the transition of ex-Armed Forces personnel into the security sector.  Many of those leaving the Armed Forces, of course, have the...
Posted On 02 Feb 2015
The NSI Services Auditor Team - Back Row Left to Right: Vernon Erekosima, Ian Sanderson, Trevor Underdown, Al Kyte and Neil Ohren. Front Row Left to Right: Clare Crump, Jo Fox, Margaret Durr (Head of Field Operations – Services) and Suvi Foy
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NSI’s mandate to deliver assessment services for ACS renewed by Security Industry Authority

The Security Industry Authority (SIA) has renewed the National Security Inspectorate’s (NSI) mandate to deliver assessment services for the Regulator’s Approved Contractor Scheme (ACS) from 1 April (subject to contract). Guarding services organisations with a commercial...
Posted On 02 Feb 2015
Ian Livsey: the new CEO at the Institute of Risk Management
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Ian Livsey appointed CEO at the Institute of Risk Management

The Institute of Risk Management – the leading international professional body for the vitally important discipline of risk management – has appointed Ian Livsey as its new CEO. Livsey arrives with a mandate to deliver “benchmark standards” for the risk...
Posted On 02 Feb 2015
Theresa May MP: the Home Secretary is urging faster sharing on criminal records data among EU Member States
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Home Secretary urges EU counterparts to move more quickly on sharing criminal records data

Home Secretary Theresa May has urged the UK’s EU partners to safeguard members of the public by sharing more information about known criminals. Speaking at the Justice and Home Affairs Council in Riga, May made it clear that existing EU mechanisms are not fully used by...
Posted On 02 Feb 2015