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All-new counter-terrorism information sharing platform links Government and private sector businesses

A new multi-million pound counter-terrorism project designed to keep members of the public safe by enhancing collaboration between business, industry and the public sector has been announced by Ben Wallace, Security Minister at the Home Office. This joint initiative will see a...
Posted On 07 Mar 2019
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Home Secretary chairs meeting of senior police officers to discuss tackling violent crime

Home Secretary Sajid Javid has chaired a meeting with police leaders from across the country to discuss what more can be done to tackle serious violence. Chief constables from seven forces, which have seen the highest levels of serious violence, met alongside Sara Thornton (chair...
Posted On 07 Mar 2019
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Former Met Commissioner urges use of facial recognition cameras for Stop and Search

Lord Bernard Hogan-Howe QPM, former Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police Service, has commented that the current Stop and Search procedures used by the police service could be improved if officers were allowed to use facial recognition cameras as an integral part of the...
Posted On 04 Mar 2019
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Peter Brorsen appointed inaugural director of RUSI Europe in heart of Brussels

The Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) has announced the appointment of Peter Brorsen as the defence and security-focused Think Tank’s first director of RUSI Europe and tasked with representing RUSI in front of the European Union, its Member States and NATO. The offices...
Posted On 04 Mar 2019
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Whistle-blower reports submitted to FCA rise by 24% in 13 months to hit 1,755 mark

BDO LLP states that the total number of whistle-blower reports to the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has risen by 24% in the last year to attain an overall figure of 1,755 for the year ending 31 December 2018. That’s up from 1,420 in 2017. There was a 105% increase in...
Posted On 04 Mar 2019
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Security Industry Authority partners with Police Scotland to tackle hate crime against security staff

The Security Industry Authority (SIA) is partnering with Police Scotland in support of the latter’s new Hate Crime campaign, which is focusing on workers in Scotland’s night-time economy in an effort to encourage more victims of hate crime to come forward. Police Scotland...
Posted On 01 Mar 2019
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Co-conspirators in fake raid on security van convicted of £320,000 theft

Two accomplices who falsely reported a hold-up on a security van have been sentenced at Maidstone Crown Court to a total of nine-and-a-half years in prison after being convicted of conspiracy to steal almost £320,000. Cash-in-Transit driver Jimmy Kursley Doolly, 35, used his...
Posted On 01 Mar 2019
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2019 UK Outstanding Security Performance Awards winners announced in London

The third UK Outstanding Security Performance Awards (OSPAs) Ceremony took place at the Royal Lancaster Hotel in central London on Thursday 28 February. Over 450 security professionals gathered to celebrate the very best from across the sector with dinner and a presentation event...
Posted On 01 Mar 2019
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Convicted Wiltshire security boss must pay £84,000 as proceeds of crime or face two-year jail term

A Wiltshire security firm boss has had assets of over £80,000 confiscated after being convicted of providing unlicensed security officers to a school over a period of 12 years. Steven Renouf, the former owner of Taghna Security Services, has 28 days to comply with the Proceeds of...
Posted On 01 Mar 2019
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Crowded places safety app set for launch in wake of £250,000 Home Office funding

A new app specifically designed to keep people safe in crowded places will be used at a major London location after an award of almost £250,000 from the Home Office. The app, which is called The Krowd, is the first project to be launched publicly under a scheme set up in response...
Posted On 01 Mar 2019