Steve Loughney
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Alarming News… Is Anyone Listening?

Fire safety experts have long queried why people don’t respond to siren-based alarms, with voice evacuation systems often mooted as being the better alternative when it comes to relaying information and prompting quicker reactions from affected individuals during an...
Posted On 16 Mar 2019
Ian Todd
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IOPC’s Ian Todd appointed as next chief executive at Security Industry Authority

Elizabeth France CBE, chair of the Security Industry Authority (SIA), has announced the appointment of Ian Todd FRSA FCMI as the Regulator’s new chief executive. Todd succeeds Dave Humphries who has served as interim CEO since the departure of Alan Clamp at the end of...
Posted On 07 Jan 2019
Dominic Grieve QC MP
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Intelligence and Security Committee publishes detailed report on 2017 terrorist attacks

The Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament has just published its report on the terrorist attacks which took place in the UK last year. The UK suffered five serious terrorist attacks at Westminster, Manchester Arena, London Bridge, Finsbury Park and Parsons Green. In...
Posted On 23 Nov 2018
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PC Wayne Marques receives prestigious City of London Sheriffs’ Award for Bravery 2017

British Transport Police (BTP) officer PC Wayne Marques – who confronted three knife-wielding terrorists during the recent terror attacks in the London Bridge area of central London and, as a consequence, suffered severe life-changing injuries – is the chosen...
Posted On 10 Oct 2017
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2017 City of London Sheriffs’ Award launched at Old Bailey: Call for Nominations

Monday 27 February witnessed the launch of the 2017 City of London Sheriffs’ Award at the historic Old Bailey in London. The traditional Spring launch event was hosted by Ian Mayes QC (The Master of The Worshipful Company of Security Professionals), Alderman and Sheriff William...
Posted On 03 Mar 2017
Max Hill QC
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Max Hill QC appointed as Government’s new Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation

The Home Secretary Amber Rudd has appointed Max Hill QC as the Government’s new Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation. Hill has been a QC for nine years and boasts extensive experience of both defending and prosecuting complex cases involving terrorism, homicide, violent...
Posted On 27 Feb 2017
Jason Towse: managing director of Mitie TSM
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Mitie Total Security Management’s md Jason Towse appointed to TINYg Leadership Team

Jason Towse, managing director of Mitie’s Total Security Management business, has joined the leadership team of TINYg (Terrorist Information New York Group) – the not for profit international forum that offers free membership to its subscribers and up-to-the-minute information...
Posted On 30 Sep 2016
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Event Security and Human Intelligence: An Integrated Approach

In the wake of last November’s terrorist attacks in Paris, Chris Plimley outlines why he firmly believes that a considered mixture of physical, electronic and human security – coupled with intelligence and vigilance – is the best approach towards event safety....
Posted On 18 Jan 2016
Andrew Parker: MI5's Director General
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Director General focuses on “a modern MI5” during Lord Mayor’s Defence and Security Lecture

Andrew Parker, the Director General of MI5, has delivered the annual Lord Mayor’s Defence and Security Lecture in London. In a speech entitled ‘A Modern MI5’, Parker set out the tools that he believes the Security Service needs to stop terrorism in the online age....
Posted On 29 Oct 2015
The London Fire Brigade has implemented many significant operational changes since the 7/7 attacks
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London’s firefighters “more equipped than ever” to deal with another 7/7-style terrorist attack

As the London Fire Brigade reflects on changes made to its service in the intervening decade, London Fire Commissioner Ron Dobson has stated that firefighters are now “better equipped than ever” to deal with another 7/7 attack in the capital. The London Fire Brigade...
Posted On 13 Jul 2015
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