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BSIA Briefing

The idea that a vending machine could dispense chocolate bars, but not cash intrigued John Shepherd-Barron. That’s precisely why Shepherd-Barron set out to design and launch the first ATM, which appeared on the streets of London in 1967, writes Sarah Staff. Back then, the...
Posted On 30 Aug 2019
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Anonymous reporting line introduced for practising forensic science professionals

Individuals working in the realm of forensic science can now report concerns about quality standards anonymously via a new reporting line. The new line, launched by the Forensic Science Regulator in association with the charity Crimestoppers, will allow forensic science...
Posted On 08 Jul 2019
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Security Minister launches all-new Serious and Organised Crime Strategy for Wales

A strategy designed to protect communities from the threat of serious and organised crime has been launched in Wales by the UK Government, in turn building upon successful collaboration between law enforcement, charities and the Welsh and UK Governments. Ben Wallace, the...
Posted On 09 May 2019
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Modern slavery ‘Week of Action’ proves successful for City of London Police

The City of London Police’s week of activity took place from 28 January to 1 February. A number of construction sites were visited during the course of the week. Officers engaged with construction workers to raise awareness about the latters’ rights and entitlements...
Posted On 07 Feb 2019
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BSIA and Cardtronics urge determined legal action over spike in attacks on ATMs

The British Security Industry Association (BSIA) has welcomed a recently published report on the damage realised by attacks on cash machines and is calling for on the judiciary to hand down harsher sentences as a deterrent. According to ATM operator Cardtronics, rural areas are...
Posted On 18 Dec 2018
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Crimestoppers reports “significant rise” in information received from members of public

Crimestoppers has just released figures that show a significant escalation in the number of pieces of information passed to police over the past two years, with a near 40% increase. The organisation, which is now in its 30th year, passed on 152,000 reports to law enforcement...
Posted On 23 Oct 2018
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Crimestoppers introduces campaign designed to raise awareness of ‘County Lines’

Crimestoppers has launched a national campaign orchestrated to highlight ‘County Lines’ and encourage the public to report their concerns. An ‘advan’ will be touring certain areas giving people more information on how they can play their part in helping to...
Posted On 26 Jul 2018
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NHS Counter Fraud Authority launches in determined bid to lead fight against fraud

The new NHS Counter Fraud Authority (NHSCFA) has been given the independence it needs to fight and deter fraud, bribery and corruption that attacks the NHS. It’s a Centre of Excellence employing specialists in intelligence, fraud prevention, computer forensics, fraud...
Posted On 21 Nov 2017
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Contract wins at Trigion Security up 20% in Q2 as company engages with Crimestoppers campaigns

Trigion Security’s combined service offer of security guarding and electronic security is proving popular with customers across different industries and, indeed, throughout the country, with the company announcing impressive new business growth of 20% in the second quarter of...
Posted On 09 Aug 2017
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Over 1,000 pieces of information on energy crime passed to Crimestoppers across last six months

Independent charity Crimestoppers has received over 1,000 pieces of information on energy crime since launching its dedicated Stay Energy Safe service late last year. The service has seen the charity partner with the energy industry to host a ‘first of its kind’...
Posted On 16 May 2017