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Victims of crime support overhauled with unveiling of cross-Government Victims Strategy

Support for the victims of crime will be overhauled following the launch of the inaugural cross-Government Victims Strategy in which Justice Secretary David Gauke sets out how the Government will ensure that support for victims – including those of violent offences such as...
Posted On 11 Sep 2018
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Home Office puts forward proposals to extend police Stop and Search powers

Under new Home Office proposals published in a consultation paper, police officers will be able to Stop and Search individuals whom they suspect of carrying a corrosive substance in public places. This suggested strengthening of police powers will enable officers to better...
Posted On 11 Sep 2018
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Brexit negotiators “putting public safety at unnecessary risk” claims Home Affairs Committee

Lack of progress and political red lines on both the UK and EU sides are standing in the way of a security deal and putting public safety at serious and unnecessary risk. That’s the view of the Home Affairs Committee as outlined in its follow-up report into UK-EU security...
Posted On 14 Aug 2018
Anton Pieterse: managing director of Safetell
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The Risk Xtra Interview: Anton Pieterse (Safetell) (Part One)

Anton Pieterse is the managing director of Safetell, the specialist physical security provider of counter-terrorism and target hardening solutions for risk mitigation professionals serving organisations, Governments and businesses alike. With over 30 years’ experience,...
Posted On 26 Jul 2018
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The Security Institute’s View

Fraud is a high-volume crime which affects many within the UK. The Office for National Statistics reported that, in the 12 months to September 2017, there were 3.2 million incidents of fraud. Traditional law enforcement is unlikely to have the resource to tackle this volume of...
Posted On 25 Jul 2018
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BSIA welcomes Home Office’s publication of Security Industry Authority Triennial Review

The British Security Industry Association (BSIA) has welcomed the publication of the Security Industry Authority Triennial Review 2016-2017 report issued by the Home Office. Conducted on behalf of the Home Secretary Sajid Javid by Tony Regan, a senior official in the Crime,...
Posted On 22 Jun 2018
Chief constable Stephen Watson and University of Sheffield president and vice-chancellor Professor Sir Keith Burnett pictured with Richard Yates (head of security) and the University of Sheffield’s Security Team
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Security management at University of Sheffield honoured by Secured Environments accreditation

The University of Sheffield has had its excellent security management regime recognised after gaining the prestigious Secured Environments accreditation. The award, which affirms that the seat of learning is following several key principles to maximise the safety of staff,...
Posted On 18 Jun 2018
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University of Greenwich fined £120,000 by ICO in wake of “serious” security breach

The University of Greenwich has been fined £120,000 by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) following a “serious” security breach involving the personal data of nearly 20,000 people (among them students and staff). It’s the first university to have been fined...
Posted On 22 May 2018
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Telford-based AT Brown (Coaches) combats fuel thieves with pulse fence installation

A Shropshire-based coach company has beaten the fuel thieves who threatened to wreck the business’ viability after 100 years of operation by the same family. AT Brown (Coaches) Ltd of Telford brought in monitored pulse fencing to prevent costly break-ins by opportunist...
Posted On 10 May 2018
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City of London Police launches new initiative to fight cyber crime focused on businesses in Square Mile

The City of London Police has launched a new initiative to make the Square Mile more secure from cyber attacks. Cyber Griffin will see specially-trained officers lead a series of community-focused exercises which will include threat briefings, incident response training an...
Posted On 04 May 2018