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Places of worship set to receive security funding boost from central Government

Home Secretary Sajid Javid has boosted funding for next year’s places of worship protective security to £1.6 million to reassure communities and safeguard mosques and other places of worship. This is double the amount awarded last year. In addition, a new £5 million fund will be...
Posted On 19 Mar 2019
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PPSS Group supplies slash-resistant clothing to protect security professionals from knife attacks

The PPSS Group’s key objective is to protect security officers as well as police and prison officers by helping to to reduce the number of knife and workplace violence-related injuries. The company has recently seen record sales for its SlashPRO slash-resistant clothing brand...
Posted On 19 Mar 2019
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HMICFRS publishes detailed report on Public Perceptions of Policing in England and Wales 2018

Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services (HMICFRS) has published its detailed report entitled Public Perceptions of Policing in England and Wales 2018 in partnership with BMG Research. HMICFRS commissioned BMG Research to undertake a large-scale...
Posted On 11 Jan 2019
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Hate Crime Action Plan “refreshed” to protect victims and promote shared values

The Home Office and the Ministry for Communities, Housing and Local Government has published an update to the Government’s Hate Crime Action Plan. The new measures include a wide-ranging Law Commission review into hate crime to explore how to make current legislation more...
Posted On 17 Oct 2018
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Guy Mathias appointed chairman elect for 2019 by The Security Commonwealth

At the September meeting of The Security Commonwealth, Guy Mathias FSyI was confirmed as a vice-chairman and chairman elect of the organisation for 2019. The Security Commonwealth is an umbrella organisation of independent membership bodies across the security industry and...
Posted On 17 Oct 2018
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International Security Expo 2018: ‘Keeping Pace with the Changing Face of Security’

International Security Expo 2018 runs at London’s Olympia on Wednesday 28 and Thursday 29 November and showcases over 1,000 of the latest innovative products designed to enhance UK security. Also featured across the two-day Expo are no less than 13 free-to-attend (and...
Posted On 13 Sep 2018
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EU Law Enforcement and Google confront terrorist propaganda in latest Europol Referral Action Days

On Monday 9 July and Tuesday 10 July, Europol’s Internet Referral Unit (EU IRU) organised the tenth joint Referral Action Days with colleagues from specialist units in the UK, Belgium, France, Germany and the Netherlands. This time around, the campaign was focused on different...
Posted On 16 Jul 2018
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Places of worship to remain protected thanks to £1 million Home Office Security Fund

Places of worship that have been subjected to – or could otherwise be vulnerable to – hate crime attacks are to be supported by the Home Office thanks to a further £1 million of funding. Successful applicants in England and Wales will receive up to £56,000 towards...
Posted On 15 Jun 2018
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Trio found guilty of involvement in terror attack plot targeting Westfield and Heathrow

Three men have been found guilty of planning terror strikes on high-profile targets including Westfield Shopping Centre in Stratford and Heathrow Airport. A fourth man was convicted for harbouring a prohibited weapon. The three Daesh-inspired males have been convicted following a...
Posted On 06 Mar 2018
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Sara Khan appointed to lead Government’s Commission for Countering Extremism

Experienced campaigner and charity leader Sara Khan will be the new lead Commissioner for Countering Extremism. Khan, who’s expected to take up her post in the next month, was selected following an open, rigorous and transparent recruitment process. The appointment is for a...
Posted On 26 Jan 2018