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Armed policing Code of Practice strengthened in response to Grainger Inquiry

The Home Secretary’s role in approving police use of less lethal weapons has been strengthened by dint of what is the first change to the firearms Code of Practice for 17 years. The new Code of Practice will meet one of the recommendations of the Grainger Inquiry, which called...
Posted On 15 Jan 2020
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SelectaDNA Surge helps secure 45 years behind bars for ATM gas attack gang

Five men have been jailed for over 45 years after a series of cash machine explosion burglaries. The sentences come after Greater Manchester Police (GMP) officers launched Operation Cass, an investigation into a spate of burglaries targeting ATMs across areas of the North West....
Posted On 18 Dec 2019
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Christmas Cash-in-Transit safety campaign launched by BSIA and North West ROCU

The British Security Industry Association (BSIA) has partnered with the North West Regional Organised Crime Unit (ROCU) to launch a short animation video as part of concerted ongoing efforts to educate members of the public about how they can help to keep their communities safe...
Posted On 25 Nov 2019
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Businesses in North West region benefit from Manchester Security event

Businesses from the North West region gathered at St Ann’s Church in Manchester on Tuesday 8 October for the annual security event that is ‘Manchester Security: Safe and Secure for Business’. Organised by the Manchester City Centre Crime Prevention Panel with the...
Posted On 10 Oct 2019
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Finalists announced for inaugural Tackling Economic Crime Awards

The finalists in the inaugural Tackling Economic Crime Awards (TECAs) have been announced. Recognising the valuable contribution in tackling all areas of economic crime, the TECAs showcase the very best companies, individuals and initiatives that the sector has to offer and...
Posted On 03 Oct 2019
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‘Manchester Security – Safe and Secure for Business 2019’ all set for October

The 2019 edition of ‘Manchester Security – Safe and Secure for Business’ is set to run at St Ann’s Church in the city on Tuesday 8 October. This popular event is free to attend and organised by the Manchester City Centre Crime Prevention Panel with the support of...
Posted On 29 Jul 2019
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Home Secretary chairs meeting of senior police officers to discuss tackling violent crime

Home Secretary Sajid Javid has chaired a meeting with police leaders from across the country to discuss what more can be done to tackle serious violence. Chief constables from seven forces, which have seen the highest levels of serious violence, met alongside Sara Thornton (chair...
Posted On 07 Mar 2019
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BSIA welcomes lengthy sentences handed down to Cash-in-Transit crime group

The British Security Industry Association (BSIA) has welcomed the lengthy sentencing of a security officer who acted as the ‘inside man’ in a series of Cash-in-Transit heists, and very much hopes such stringent jail terms will play a major role in the reduction of...
Posted On 26 Feb 2019
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Liberty report “exposes police forces’ use of discriminatory data to predict crime”

At least 14 UK police forces have used or intend to use discriminatory computer programs to predict where crime will be committed and by whom. That’s according to research results published by Human Rights campaigning organisation Liberty. The new report entitled...
Posted On 04 Feb 2019
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Rapid-deploy perimeter protection system advancements unveiled by Zaun

Steel fencing manufacturer Zaun has designed a new QuickFit post system for its Rapid Deployment System (RDS) that was first created for political conferences and forms part of the National Barrier Asset. The business has also pre-assembled a ‘plug-and-play’ variant of perimeter...
Posted On 03 Jan 2019