John Woodcock MP
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Government announces UK special envoy for countering violent extremism

Home Secretary Priti Patel has appointed John Woodcock MP as the UK’s special envoy for countering violent extremism. The new role will focus on improving the UK’s response to violent extremism with a particular focus on tackling far right violent extremism, taking lessons...
Posted On 14 Nov 2019
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New Parliamentary review “will enhance response” to serious and organised crime

A new drive designed to crack down on all forms of serious and organised crime begins with the launch of a wide-ranging formal Government review that will look to identify ways of bolstering the response to threats such as county lines, people trafficking, drugs, child sexual...
Posted On 30 Oct 2019
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Conservative Government recommits support to victims on Anti-Slavery Day

Home Secretary Priti Patel has pledged to consign modern slavery to the history books as the Government marked Anti-Slavery Day by urging the public to play their part in stamping out this barbaric practice. A series of events took place aimed at raising public awareness of how...
Posted On 25 Oct 2019
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United Kingdom all set to host 93rd Interpol General Assembly in 2024

The UK will host the General Assembly of the international policing organisation Interpol in 2024 – the largest global gathering of senior law enforcement officials and heads of ministries. The announcement was made during the 88th Interpol General Assembly in Santiago, Chile...
Posted On 24 Oct 2019
Anthony Leather
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The Rising Drone Threat: What Can Be Done to Mitigate the Risk?

Drone incidents are on the rise. Recent high-profile events have begun to show the potential damage and threat that drones can pose to Governments and commercial organisations as well as by dint of the targeting of individuals. This isn’t unexpected. Security experts have...
Posted On 24 Oct 2019
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Public inquiry into Manchester Arena terrorist attack to be established

Home Secretary Priti Patel has announced that a public inquiry will be established to investigate the deaths of the victims of the 2017 Manchester Arena terrorist attack. The inquiry will be chaired by the Honourable Sir John Saunders, a retired High Court Judge who was nominated...
Posted On 22 Oct 2019
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“Better co-ordination needed to tackle causes of serious and organised crime”

The Public Accounts Committee of Parliament’s latest report suggests that the Government doesn’t know how successfully it’s addressing serious and organised crime at present. Serious and organised crime is increasing, with at least 4,500 organised criminal...
Posted On 13 Oct 2019
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‘Building a Stronger Britain Together’ programme “boosts community resilience”

Independent evaluation has found that people have an increased willingness to challenge extremist views after taking part in the Government’s ‘Building a Stronger Britain Together’ (BSBT) programme. The BSBT Progress Report, produced by Ipsos Mori, was commissioned to...
Posted On 11 Oct 2019
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Home Office announces first wave of 20,000 new police officer recruits

The Home Office has confirmed the officer recruitment targets for every police force in England and Wales for the first year of what’s described as an “unprecedented drive” to increase their ranks by 20,000 over the next three years. Strengthening police numbers...
Posted On 10 Oct 2019
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UK and US Governments sign Data Access Agreement in bid to combat terrorism

Home Secretary Priti Patel has signed an historic agreement that will enable British law enforcement agencies to directly demand electronic data relating to terrorists and other serious criminals from US tech firms. The world-first UK-US Bilateral Data Access Agreement will...
Posted On 08 Oct 2019