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Department for Transport issues counter-terrorism guidance for goods vehicle operators and drivers

The Department for Transport has just issued brand new guidance specifically designed to prevent terrorists from gaining access to commercial vehicles. In the last five years, changes in attack methodology have placed greater emphasis on simplicity and ease of access, meaning...
Posted On 14 Aug 2019
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TACT custody suites praised in joint HM Inspectorate of Prisons and HMICFRS report

Counter-Terrorism Policing’s (CTP) specialist Terrorism Act (TACT) custody suites have been praised in a joint report produced by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Prisons and Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services (HMICFRS). Following...
Posted On 01 Aug 2019
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UK faces “unprecedented threat” despite decrease in terrorism-related arrests

Counter-Terrorism Policing’s senior national co-ordinator has warned the UK still faces an ‘unprecedented’ level of threat, despite arrest numbers falling in the previous 12 months. The Home Office’s quarterly release of statistics relating to the police’s use of powers under the...
Posted On 26 Jun 2019
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‘Be Safe, Be Sound’ campaign launched ahead of UK’s summer music festival season

Counter-Terrorism Policing is reaching out to festival-goers who’ll be attending live events in the coming months by launching the #BeSafeBeSound social media campaign as part of its ‘Summer Security’ initiative. While there’s no intelligence to indicate an increased...
Posted On 10 Jun 2019
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CTP’s ACT Awareness e-Learning tool scoops top international award from BCI

Counter-Terrorism Policing’s ACT Awareness e-Learning tool has scooped top prize at a prestigious European business resilience awards event. The product, developed in a groundbreaking partnership with retailer Marks and Spencer and learning provider Highfield, is now...
Posted On 29 May 2019
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Home Secretary delivers impassioned speech on counter-terrorism national security

Home Secretary Sajid Javid has provided an update on the UK’s approach to counter-terrorism and safeguarding national security. In an impassioned speech delivered at New Scotland Yard, home to the headquarters of Counter-Terrorism Policing in the UK, the Home Secretary reasserted...
Posted On 21 May 2019
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ACT Strategic initiative introduced by National Counter-Terrorism Security Office

ACT Strategic is a new initiative brought forward by the National Counter-Terrorism Security Office (NaCTSO) which is designed to assist businesses in exploring ways of preventing, managing and recovering from a terrorist attack. ACT Strategic is aimed at those responsible for...
Posted On 07 May 2019
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Places of worship set to receive security funding boost from central Government

Home Secretary Sajid Javid has boosted funding for next year’s places of worship protective security to £1.6 million to reassure communities and safeguard mosques and other places of worship. This is double the amount awarded last year. In addition, a new £5 million fund will be...
Posted On 19 Mar 2019
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Mother of Manchester terror attack victim calls for protective security improvements at 2019 Step Change Summit

Figen Murray – the mother of Manchester Arena terror attack victim Martyn Hett –  opened the third annual Step Change Summit at the Farnborough Exhibition Centre by stating: “As the mother of a victim of terror, I don’t have the power to prevent other parents or...
Posted On 14 Mar 2019
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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