Helen Dickinson OBE: CEO at the BRC
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BRC’s latest retail crime statistics “expose growing threat of serious violence against shop staff”

The British Retail Consortium’s (BRC) annual Retail Crime Survey reveals a concerning spike in violence against shop staff causing injury, with the number of incidents happening at twice the rate of last year’s survey (which held the previous record). Overall, this year’s survey...
Posted On 12 Mar 2018
Dr Alison Wakefield FSyI
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Dr Alison Wakefield FSyI appointed as next chairman of The Security Institute

The Security Institute has announced that academic criminologist Dr Alison Wakefield FSyI will become the organisation’s new chairman with effect from January 2018, taking over the reins from Garry Evanson CSyP FSyI. Wakefield is senior lecturer in security risk management...
Posted On 20 Nov 2017
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Britain seeks “comprehensive security and law enforcement partnership” with EU post-Brexit

Britain will look to agree a comprehensive new security, law enforcement and criminal justice partnership with the European Union (EU) after Brexit to fight what the Government calls “our shared threats from terrorism and organised crime”. In the latest future...
Posted On 19 Sep 2017
Professor Martin Gill CSyP FSyI
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Security Research Initiative focuses attentions on key considerations for security sector

The Security Research Initiative (SRI) has just published two reports addressing key considerations for the security industry. Together, the comprehensive documents seek to understand and highlight the ways in which private security can help protect the public – in both private...
Posted On 19 Sep 2017
Nick Fisher: CEO at Facewatch
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Facewatch appoints Nick Fisher as CEO to lead UK’s facial recognition roll-out

Facial recognition technology and a ‘self-help’ approach towards crime prevention can save businesses millions of pounds and help to protect the public in commercially-operated spaces. That’s according to Nick Fisher, the newly-appointed CEO of Facewatch. With new...
Posted On 28 Jun 2017
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Banknote Watch offers essential advice to businesses as old £5 note is withdrawn from circulation

As of Friday 5 May 2017, the paper £5 note has been officially withdrawn from circulation and is no longer legal tender. While banks, building societies and the Post Office are likely to accept these notes after this date, paper £5 notes can also be exchanged at the Bank of...
Posted On 08 May 2017
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HMIC raises warning flag as police forces strive to cope with ever-increasing demand

The majority of police forces do a good job in keeping members of the public safe, with two thirds of forces being graded as either ‘Good’ or ‘Outstanding’ by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) in a new report into police effectiveness. This year’s wide-ranging...
Posted On 13 Mar 2017
Anthony King: CEO at Kings Security
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Kings Security urges business sector to step up role in assisting crime prevention

The security business sector increasingly needs to assist and support law enforcement if crime is to be effectively tackled. This was the message imparted by Anthony King, CEO of Kings Security, at the company’s annual Insight and Innovation Day. The event, held at the...
Posted On 12 Oct 2016
Professor Martin Gill
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Detailed ‘Retail Loss Prevention in Perspective’ report issued by Perpetuity Research and Consultancy International

Produced by Perpetuity Research and Consultancy International (PRCI) and sponsored by leading High Street retailer Marks and Spencer, the 48-page report entitled ‘Retail Loss Prevention in Perspective’ has been authored by PRCI’s director Professor Martin Gill...
Posted On 13 Apr 2016
Baroness Shields
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Baroness Joanna Shields opens 2016 International Crime and Policing Conference

Baroness Joanna Shields OBE, Minister for Internet Safety and Security, has opened Day One of the second annual International Crime and Policing Conference. The conference sees leading experts from a range of backgrounds – among them law enforcement, academia, the voluntary...
Posted On 23 Mar 2016