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Independent report welcomes work of CPS’ Special Crime and Counter-Terrorism Division

The Special Crime and Counter-Terrorism Division (SCCTD) of the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has been recognised in an independent inspection report for its strong leadership and governance. Inspectors from Her Majesty’s Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate (HMCPSI)...
Posted On 05 Feb 2019
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Dardan Security appoints former British Army commander Andrew Buxton as head of client services

Security Industry Authority Approved Contractor Dardan Security has appointed former British Army commander of intelligence and surveillance, Major Andrew Buxton, as the company’s new head of client services. With over 30 years’ operational experience within the British...
Posted On 21 Jan 2019
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Security minister Ben Wallace chairs UK-Japan discussion group on hosting major events

Security Minister Ben Wallace has chaired a UK-Japan discussion group with Prime Minister Theresa May and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to highlight how the UK mitigates the most serious security threats posed to it and also share experiences of the successful hosting of the London...
Posted On 10 Jan 2019
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Popular Thought Leadership Summit returns to UK OSPAs line-up in February 2019

On Thursday 28 February, attending professionals from the UK’s security business sector will once again be given the opportunity to listen to the views aired by a line-up of first class speakers and contribute to matters affecting the industry at the Thought Leadership...
Posted On 11 Dec 2018
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Bedfordshire Police’s Airport Policing Unit adopts Project Servator at London Luton Airport

Specialist counter-terrorism tactics specifically aimed at deterring potential terrorists and would-be criminals have now been adopted by Bedfordshire Police at London Luton Airport. Bedfordshire Police’s Airport Policing Unit has formally adopted Project Servator – a...
Posted On 12 Nov 2018
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UK’s terrorism response tested in three-day national multi-agency exercise

The Emergency Services, other public services and the Government have undertaken a three-day exercise to rehearse their response to a major terrorist attack. The simulated incident, which involved live activity in Westcott, Buckinghamshire tested the multi-agency approach towards...
Posted On 09 Nov 2018
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Home Affairs Committee warns of “dire consequences” without extra police funding

The Home Affairs Select Committee has urged the Government to prioritise policing in the Autumn Budget and the next Comprehensive Spending Review, warning that without any additional funding for policing, there will be “dire consequences” for public safety and...
Posted On 25 Oct 2018
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Number of active counter-terrorism investigations in UK reaches record high

The UK’s most senior counter-terrorism police officer has revealed that the number of active counter-terrorism investigations has now reached a record high.  Neil Basu, Assistant Commissioner of Specialist Operations (ACSO) at the Metropolitan Police Service, told the Home...
Posted On 25 Oct 2018
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Body-Worn Cameras: The Real-Time Way to Reduce Security Risk

Body-worn cameras may have started life primarily as a niche tool used in law enforcement and similar surveillance scenarios. However, due to enhancements such as an increase in battery power, their uses have expanded exponentially over the last few years, writes Richard Revis....
Posted On 18 Sep 2018
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Home Office statistics show number of terrorists brought to justice hitting ten-year high

The number of terrorists brought to justice following Counter-Terrorism Policing investigations has reached its highest level in nearly ten years. According to the latest Home Office statistics, a total of 100 individuals were brought to trial in the year ending 30 June 2018,...
Posted On 14 Sep 2018