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Home Secretary Priti Patel outlines plans for policing during inaugural speech

In her first major speech since being appointed Home Secretary, Priti Patel has addressed attendees of the Police Superintendents’ Association’s (PSA) Annual Conference. The Home Secretary acknowledged that policing had been underfunded and under-supported, and outlined that...
Posted On 13 Sep 2019
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National campaign to recruit 20,000 police officers launched by Government

A national campaign orchestrated to recruit 20,000 new police officers has been launched by the Conservative Government. The police recruitment drive is the biggest in decades and follows Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s commitment to increase police numbers over the next three...
Posted On 10 Sep 2019
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Safety campaigners stress life-saving role of fire doors in 2019 awareness week

Fire door safety campaigners are stressing the life-saving role that fire doors play as part of this year’s Fire Door Safety Week (23-29 September), which is being run by the British Woodworking Federation. Now in its seventh year, the awareness week will once again highlight the...
Posted On 10 Sep 2019
Abbey Petkar
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Magenta Security and SIA leaders meet to discuss future of security industry

Magenta Security’s managing director Abbey Petkar has met with the Security Industry Authority’s (SIA) CEO Ian Todd and Tony Holyland (head of quality and standards for the SIA) at the security company’s headquarters to discuss concerns about the lack of...
Posted On 04 Sep 2019
Roy Wilsher
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NFCC chair outlines key focus areas in wake of new fire minister’s appointment

The National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC) is “looking forward” to working with Kit Malthouse, the newly-appointed Minister of State for Crime, Policing and the Fire Service at the Home Office. NFCC chair Roy Wilsher has outlined key areas for which he would like to see...
Posted On 04 Sep 2019
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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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£1 million funding announced for academic innovations in aviation security

UK universities seeking to carry out cutting-edge research into the next generation of aviation security solutions are set to benefit from Government funding worth £1 million thanks to a joint initiative between the Department for Transport and the Home Office. The Future...
Posted On 26 Aug 2019
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Draft guidance published by Government to underpin Offensive Weapons Act

Draft guidance published by the Government on 15 August sets out how Knife Crime Prevention Orders (KCPOs) will provide an additional tool for police to steer people away from serious violence. The Home Office has also published draft statutory guidance on sections of the...
Posted On 19 Aug 2019
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Fire Risk: Are We Asking the Right Questions?

A recent study conducted by the Business Sprinkler Alliance – entitled ‘UK: Commercial and Industrial Attitudes Study 2018- – confirmed that the uptake of fire safety sprinkler systems is low, with 68% of those interviewed having been involved in a decision not...
Posted On 19 Aug 2019
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NPCC’s Forensics Portfolio approves return of Eurofins to UK marketplace

The National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) has approved the return of Eurofins Forensics Services to the forensics marketplace following the criminal cyber attack suffered in June. The ransomware attack – targeting parent company Eurofins Scientific – affected the IT...
Posted On 16 Aug 2019