Sir David Liddington
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Sir David Lidington nominated as next chair of Royal United Services Institute

The Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) has announced the nomination of the Rt Hon Sir David Lidington KCB CBE as the next chair of the organisation from July 2020 when Lord Hague of Richmond steps down after completing his five-year term in office. The Council of Trustees...
Posted On 07 Feb 2020
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Police Federation reacts to Conservative Party victory at 2019 General Election

Policing must be at the heart of the new Government’s agenda and it must now deliver on its pre-General Election promises. That’s the considered view of the Police Federation of England and Wales (PFEW). Giving his reaction to the Conservatives’ comprehensive victory in...
Posted On 16 Dec 2019
John Apter: chair of the Police Federation of England and Wales
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The Government and Policing: Time to Turn Promising Words into Positive Actions

The world has watched Boris Johnson become leader of the Conservative Party and move into Number 10 as Prime Minister to succeed Theresa May. Since then, Johnson has reaffirmed his commitment to recruit 20,000 more police officers over the next three years, writes John Apter....
Posted On 29 Jul 2019
Derek Maltby
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CCTV in Austerity: What Price Public Space Surveillance?

Law enforcement regimes across the UK typically involve a mixture of the human presence meshed with the use of technology. This is certainly true at the local authority level, where policing and CCTV have operated in tandem for many years. However, as Derek Maltby suggests, it...
Posted On 28 Feb 2019
Professor Dame Carol Black
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Professor Dame Carol Black appointed as Independent Reviewer of Drugs

Home Secretary Sajid Javid has appointed Professor Dame Carol Black to lead a major Government review that will look into the ways in which drugs are fuelling serious violence. First announced in Javid’s speech at the Conservative Party’s Annual Conference last...
Posted On 11 Feb 2019
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Sir Eric Pickles publishes detailed independent report on tackling electoral fraud

Last year, Sir Eric Pickles MP (former Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government) was asked by the Government to consider what further changes were needed to make the electoral system more secure. This was particularly in light of the 2015 Tower Hamlets election...
Posted On 15 Aug 2016
Professor Malcolm Chalmers
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Royal United Services Institute appoints new Deputy Director General and Senior Associate Fellow

The Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) – the independent Think Tank engaged in cutting-edge defence and security research – is pleased to announce two senior appointments to its staff and distinguished network of Associate Fellows. Professor Malcolm Chalmers is...
Posted On 03 Jan 2016
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills launches detailed review to improve university research funding in UK

Universities and Science Minister Jo Johnson has brought into sharp focus a UK-wide review of university research funding designed to cut red tape such that academic institutions can focus more on delivering the world-leading knowledge gathering for which the UK is rightly...
Posted On 03 Jan 2016
Brian Sims BA (Hons) Hon FSyI: Editor of Risk Xtra
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Joining Forces

The Conservative Party has unveiled bold plans to invest a substantial £5 million in building a national network of grassroots organisations that will challenge all forms of extremist ideology. In fact, the announcement was made immediately prior to publication of t...
Posted On 13 Nov 2015
Plans outlined by the Government in the new Enterprise Bill have been welcomed by the Fire and Security Association
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Fire and Security Association welcomes plans to cut red tape outlined in Enterprise Bill

Steve Martin, head of the Fire and Security Association (FSA), has welcomed plans for cutting red tape, supporting small businesses on late payment and protecting apprenticeships that have been outlined in the Government’s new Enterprise Bill. “Broadly...
Posted On 22 Sep 2015
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