John Woodcock MP
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Government announces UK special envoy for countering violent extremism

Home Secretary Priti Patel has appointed John Woodcock MP as the UK’s special envoy for countering violent extremism. The new role will focus on improving the UK’s response to violent extremism with a particular focus on tackling far right violent extremism, taking lessons...
Posted On 14 Nov 2019
Thames House where the JTAC is based
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UK terror threat level lowered to ‘Substantial’ by Joint Terrorism Analysis Centre

The threat level posed in the UK from terrorism has been reduced to ‘Substantial’, meaning that an attack on the mainland is likely. The decision to lower the assessment from ‘Severe’ – meaning an attack is highly likely – was made by the Joint...
Posted On 08 Nov 2019
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“Better co-ordination needed to tackle causes of serious and organised crime”

The Public Accounts Committee of Parliament’s latest report suggests that the Government doesn’t know how successfully it’s addressing serious and organised crime at present. Serious and organised crime is increasing, with at least 4,500 organised criminal...
Posted On 13 Oct 2019
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Delta Scientific’s MP5000 portable barrier certified to ASTM M50/P3

Delta Scientific, the manufacturer of counter-terrorism vehicle control systems, has announced that traffic access control professionals can now set up MP5000 portable barriers on concrete, asphalt, compacted soils or vegetation in 15 minutes or less to provide certified M50...
Posted On 01 Oct 2019
Michelle Russell
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Security Industry Authority appoints Michelle Russell as director of partnerships and interventions

The Security Industry Authority (SIA) has announced the appointment of Michelle Russell as the organisation’s new director of partnerships and interventions. Russell will be joining the SIA from the Charity Commission where she’s currently director of investigations,...
Posted On 30 Sep 2019
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Free online counter-terrorism training now available for security industry

Security Industry Authority (SIA) licence holders can now receive free online counter-terrorism training from the National Counter-Terrorism Security Office (NaCTSO). NaCTSO has created special password-protected access for the security industry to its Action Counters Terrorism...
Posted On 23 Sep 2019
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Department for International Trade unveils detail of new Security Export Strategy

The Department for International Trade (DIT) has launched the Security Export Strategy, a 23-page document setting out how the Government will ensure that UK companies remain at the forefront of growing global demand for security exports and services. This builds on the...
Posted On 12 Sep 2019
Delta Scientific's TB150 bollards
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Delta Scientific introduces higher crash-rated TB150 portable security bollards

Delta Scientific’s patented crash-rated TB150 portable security bollard system allows law enforcement and other security providers to promptly block access to temporary venues where vehicles can be used as weapons against large numbers of pedestrians. Individual portable...
Posted On 29 Aug 2019
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£1 million funding announced for academic innovations in aviation security

UK universities seeking to carry out cutting-edge research into the next generation of aviation security solutions are set to benefit from Government funding worth £1 million thanks to a joint initiative between the Department for Transport and the Home Office. The Future...
Posted On 26 Aug 2019
Lord Alex Carlile of Berriew QC
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Lord Alex Carlile QC to lead on independent review of Prevent programme

The Government has announced that Lord Alex Carlile QC has been appointed as the Independent Reviewer of the Prevent programme which safeguards vulnerable people from being drawn into terrorism. Prevent is one of the four strands of the Government’s CONTEST counter-terrorism...
Posted On 13 Aug 2019