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Police chiefs looking to establish “safety net” if access to EU security tools is lost

A new national unit will assist police forces to use alternatives if the UK loses access to current European Union (EU) data sharing and co-operation tools, such as the European Arrest Warrant or Europol systems. The contingency plans, which were agreed upon by all chief...
Posted On 26 Sep 2018
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Government agrees on principles for tackling modern slavery in global supply chains

Alongside the US, Canada, New Zealand and Australia, the UK Government has developed principles for nations to adopt in order to tackle modern slavery in global supply chains. The entrapment of people in forced labour is estimated to affect 25 million people worldwide but, by...
Posted On 26 Sep 2018
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“Criminals steal £500 million through fraud and scams in first half of 2018” reports UK Finance

New data from UK Finance shows that a total of £503.4 million was stolen by criminals through authorised and unauthorised fraud in the first six months of 2018. During the same period, the finance industry prevented £705.7 million of unauthorised fraud. That’s equivalent to...
Posted On 25 Sep 2018
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British Woodworking Federation and Building Research Establishment collaborate to raise standards in fire safety

The British Woodworking Federation (BWF) and the Building Research Establishment (BRE) have joined forces in a bid to raise awareness of the importance of fire doors and to help advance standards in their design, manufacture and installation. Fire doors are the first line of...
Posted On 25 Sep 2018
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MoD/Home Office joint funding supports tests of “life-saving” chemical detection robots and drones

A new fleet of robots and drones designed to test for chemical agents, provide 3D mapping and identify casualties have been put through their paces by troops, police officers and scientists for the first time. Tests of the cutting-edge, multi-million pound project, co-funded by...
Posted On 17 Sep 2018
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Home Office statistics show number of terrorists brought to justice hitting ten-year high

The number of terrorists brought to justice following Counter-Terrorism Policing investigations has reached its highest level in nearly ten years. According to the latest Home Office statistics, a total of 100 individuals were brought to trial in the year ending 30 June 2018,...
Posted On 14 Sep 2018
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Home Office puts forward proposals to extend police Stop and Search powers

Under new Home Office proposals published in a consultation paper, police officers will be able to Stop and Search individuals whom they suspect of carrying a corrosive substance in public places. This suggested strengthening of police powers will enable officers to better...
Posted On 11 Sep 2018
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Door supervisor who stole identity to apply for SIA licence given suspended sentence for fraud

On Monday 3 September at Snaresbrook Crown Court, Moses Oshunkoya was sentenced for fraud, having pleaded guilty on 20 August after using a stolen identity to apply for a Security Industry Authority (SIA) licence. Oshunkoya had used a stolen identity to apply for a door...
Posted On 05 Sep 2018
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Home Office champions “more diverse” Fire and Rescue Services in all-new campaign

Firefighters in England are approximately 95% male and white. Only 5.2% of firefighters in England are women, while just 3.9% are from an ethnic minority background (BAME).With this in mind, the Home Office is launching a new campaign designed to help Fire and Rescue Services...
Posted On 27 Aug 2018
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National Crime Agency awarded £8 million-plus in fight to tackle serious and organised crime

The National Crime Agency (NCA) has been awarded more than £8 million as part of the Government’s investment in the UK’s fight against serious and organised crime. As part of the Police Transformation Fund, the Home Secretary Sajid Javid has approved up to £70 million in...
Posted On 16 Aug 2018