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Biometrics Commissioner calls for debate in wake of Home Office strategy report

The long-awaited Home Office Biometrics Strategy “is to be welcomed” as the basis for a more informed public debate on the future use of biometrics by the Home Office and its partners, suggests Biometrics Commissioner Paul Wiles, but he feels that “the strategy...
Posted On 28 Jun 2019
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Brexit and Business Crime: What Next?

The UK is receiving a record number of European Arrest Warrants for suspects that have fled other European Union (EU) countries. Here, Neil Williams outlines why he’s concerned for the cross-border policing of business crime if and when Brexit does become a reality....
Posted On 26 Jun 2019
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SmartTag crime-fighting spray developed by SmartWater leaves its mark on criminals

There’s a new weapon in the battle against moped-enabled crime and it’s one which will leave a lasting mark on offenders. SmartTag – a traceable forensic spray developed by Telford-based SmartWater – will see criminals who threaten or attack people or try to escape a...
Posted On 11 Jun 2019
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BSIA Briefing

The security industry has come a long way from its historical roots and is now focusing heavily on new technology, updated skills, vetting and standards as well as changing perceptions of what the sector actually entails. Mike Reddington discusses the work of the British Security...
Posted On 05 Jun 2019
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The Dawn of Intelligent and Predictive Security

When did your business last undertake a security risk assessment? How do you evaluate threats or vulnerabilities? Are there any gaps in your security measures? Do you have full confidence in the security technologies that your business employs? Omar Abu-Rish explains why, as...
Posted On 29 May 2019
Mike Reddington
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BSIA welcomes Forensic Science Regulator’s drive for increased quality and compliance

From October 2017, it became mandatory that law enforcement agencies had to disclose to the courts if forensic evidence relied upon in a prosecution was compliant with the Forensic Science Regulator’s Codes of Practice (Codes), the risk being that non-compliant products or...
Posted On 24 May 2019
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Jonathan Hall QC appointed as Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation

Home Secretary Sajid Javid announced in a speech at New Scotland Yard the appointment of Jonathan Hall QC as the Government’s new Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation. Hall has been a QC for five years and has been involved in complex and high-profile cases involving...
Posted On 21 May 2019
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NCA: 181,000 UK offenders fuelling “chronic and corrosive” threat from serious and organised crime

There are at least 181,000 offenders linked to serious and organised crime in the UK, the National Crime Agency (NCA) has revealed, as it launches its most comprehensive study yet of the deadliest threats facing the nation. The figure – more than twice the strength of the regular...
Posted On 14 May 2019
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ASIS International awards inaugural Associate Protection Professional certifications

ASIS International has detailed the inaugural group of 150-plus individuals to hold its new Associate Protection Professional (APP) certification after successfully passing the beta examination. ASIS certifications have long been recognised as the mark of excellence in security...
Posted On 14 May 2019
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Security Minister launches all-new Serious and Organised Crime Strategy for Wales

A strategy designed to protect communities from the threat of serious and organised crime has been launched in Wales by the UK Government, in turn building upon successful collaboration between law enforcement, charities and the Welsh and UK Governments. Ben Wallace, the...
Posted On 09 May 2019