John Apter: chair of the Police Federation of England and Wales

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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
The Home Office has issued a Consultation Paper on the future of the Emergency Services

Proposals for further Emergency Services collaboration announced by Home Office

Radical proposals underpinning transformation of the way in which the police service, the Fire and Rescue Services and the ambulance service work together have now been unveiled by Prime Minister David Cameron and the Home Office. The Government has already invested over £70...
Posted On 14 Sep 2015
The Right Honourable William Hague

William Hague to become chairman of the Royal United Services Institute

The Council of the Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies (RUSI) has announced that the Right Honourable William Hague will become its next chairman as of 1 September, taking over from Lord Hutton of Furness who has served in this role since 2010....
Posted On 07 Aug 2015