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Home Secretary announces eight-week Police Covenant consultation

A Police Covenant has come a step closer with the announcement by Home Secretary Priti Patel of the launch of an eight-week consultation. The move has been welcomed by John Apter, the national chair of the Police Federation of England and Wales, who is fully supportive of the...
Posted On 28 Feb 2020
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On-the-run East London ID fraudster sought by police to start jail sentence

A fugitive of justice from East London who has repeatedly failed to appear in court on charges of using fake identity documents is being sought by the police in order to start a nine-month jail sentence. On Wednesday 26 February at Wood Green Crown Court, Emmanuel Forson was...
Posted On 28 Feb 2020
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Experts demand public’s involvement in Government’s new UK security policy

Rethinking Security, the network of peace and security experts, has called on the Government to adopt what it terms “an inclusive approach” towards reviewing and renewing the UK’s security policy. Welcoming the announcement of the Conservative Government’s...
Posted On 26 Feb 2020
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“Lack of training will devalue ‘Protect Duty’ proposal” warns Get Licensed

Get Licensed is warning that the Government’s latest proposals designed to protect public spaces from terrorist attacks will be futile unless those involved in front line security receive effective training. The company – which works with training providers throughout the...
Posted On 26 Feb 2020
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Government proposes new duty to protect public spaces from terrorist attacks

Newly-appointed security minister James Brokenshire has announced Home Office plans to introduce a law which will require owners and operators of public spaces and venues to put in place measures designed to keep the public safe from a terrorist attack. Delivering on the...
Posted On 25 Feb 2020
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Mitie’s security division agrees terms on new guarding contract with Home Office

Mitie has secured a three-year contract to provide security services to the Home Office, with the company’s duties commencing on Wednesday 1 April. Both security guarding and mobile patrol services will be carried out by Mitie at 27 sites across the UK ranging from Dover to...
Posted On 24 Feb 2020
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Government seeks to end automatic early release of terrorist offenders

Emergency legislation introduced in Parliament will end the automatic early release of terrorist offenders as the Conservative Government takes decisive action to protect the public and keep our streets safe. The urgent laws, unveiled by Justice Secretary Robert Buckland QC MP,...
Posted On 17 Feb 2020
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Policing cyber crime review welcomed by National Business Crime Solution

A high-level review which admits existing police technology is struggling to fight industrial levels of cyber crime and recommends recruiting ‘modern’ teams from other sectors to tackle the avalanche of cases has been welcomed by the National Business Crime Solution (NBCS), the...
Posted On 06 Feb 2020
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Fraudsters targeted in Project OTELLO national law enforcement campaign

The National Economic Crime Centre (NECC) in collaboration with the City of London Police is spearheading a campaign targeting fraudsters responsible for duping members of the public and businesses out of billions of pounds. The campaign, named Project OTELLO, also involves...
Posted On 05 Feb 2020
Yvette Cooper: chair of the Home Affairs Select Committee
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Labour’s Yvette Cooper re-elected as chair of Home Affairs Select Committee

Yvette Cooper has been re-elected chair of the Home Affairs Select Committee in Parliament following an unopposed election for the position. Cooper is the Labour MP for Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford. Commenting on her re-election, Cooper said: “I’m very pleased...
Posted On 05 Feb 2020