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Home Office puts forward proposals to extend police Stop and Search powers

Under new Home Office proposals published in a consultation paper, police officers will be able to Stop and Search individuals whom they suspect of carrying a corrosive substance in public places. This suggested strengthening of police powers will enable officers to better...
Posted On 11 Sep 2018
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Delivering Secure, Safe and Automated Airport Environments

Air travel remains one of the most popular modes of transport. However, in line with the growth in passenger numbers and greater threats to security, there are now increasing demands on airport operators to provide higher levels of protection for people, cargo and vital assets....
Posted On 27 Jul 2018
Ashton Kingdon (right) receives the 2018 Wilf Knight Award from Patricia Knight
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Ashton Kingdon wins The Security Institute’s prestigious 2018 Wilf Knight Award

Ashton Kingdon, a student at the University of Portsmouth, has been recognised by The Security Institute for the “unique research” displayed in her Master’s dissertation entitled ‘Seductions of the Caliphate: A Cultural Criminological Analysis of Online...
Posted On 06 Jul 2018
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New drone laws issued by Department for Transport set to boost airport safety

New laws being introduced by the Department for Transport in tandem with the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) will restrict all drones from flying above 400 feet and within one kilometre of airport boundaries. Following a year-on-year increase in the reporting of drone incidents...
Posted On 30 May 2018
Robert Knights MBE
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Robert Knights MBE MSc CPP PSP SIRM CAS AdCertED&CP FSyI LCGI: An Obituary

David Clark CPP PCI PSP (chairman of ASIS International’s UK Chapter) has written to inform Chapter members of the tremendously sad news that ASIS UK and security industry stalwart Robert Knights MBE has passed away. Knights bravely fought and overcame, but finally...
Posted On 30 May 2018
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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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PwC establishes team of drone specialists with keen focus on national security issues

PwC has established a team of drone specialists in the UK to help clients take advantage of this emerging technology and extract value from drone data. PwC’s ‘Clarity From Above’ report found that drones have the potential to disrupt a variety of industries,...
Posted On 08 Jan 2018
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CAA and The Security Institute enter into agreement on Group Membership scheme

At the organisation’s Annual Conference 2017, held on Tuesday 3 October in central London, The Security Institute announced that it has now entered into a Group Membership arrangement with the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), the UK’s specialist aviation regulator. The...
Posted On 10 Oct 2017
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Department for Transport opens consultation on drone safety and security to protect public

The Government plans to introduce new measures designed to ensure the successful uptake of drones is matched by strong safeguards to protect the public. Measures out for consultation on Wednesday 21 December include the mandatory registration of new drones, tougher penalties for...
Posted On 21 Dec 2016