Cardiff man receives go-ahead for legal challenge to police use of facial recognition technology

Cardiff resident Ed Bridges has been given the go-ahead to begin the first legal challenge to a UK police force’s use of automated facial recognition (AFR) technology in what will be a critical nationwide test of the state’s power to deploy radical biometric surveillance methods....
Posted On 09 Jul 2018

“Police forces save £273 million on equipment costs in three years” reports Home Office

The Home Office has now published the third ‘basket of goods’ data set allowing the public to compare what each police force spends on common items to ensure best value for money. With Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) spending almost a quarter of their overall budgets on...
Posted On 09 May 2018

Mitie Group awarded forensic medical services contract with Leicestershire Police

Mitie Group’s Care and Custody Health business division has been awarded a new £2.4 million contract with Leicestershire Police. The two-year partnership, with an optional two-year extension, will see Mitie deliver a forensic medical service including the screening, assessment...
Posted On 17 Mar 2017

Heritage Crime Workshop hosted by Leicestershire Police identifies ways to combat metal theft

Leicestershire Police recently hosted a Heritage Crime Workshop attended by BSIA members Selectamark Security Systems and SmartWater Technology, together with the British Security Industry Association’s (BSIA) technical manager Paul Phillips. The Workshop coincided with the...
Posted On 26 Sep 2016

Police and heritage experts co-ordinate action against metal thieves in Operation Crucible

The fight against metal thieves stepped up a gear during the week of 5-9 September after police and heritage experts worked in tandem for the first time to carry out co-ordinated enforcement action. Operation Crucible saw police officers from across the country joined by Historic...
Posted On 13 Sep 2016

Showsec safeguards Leicester City’s title party to mark club’s astonishing Premier League triumph

A celebration party every bit as astonishing as Leicester City’s Barclays Premier League title triumph saw an estimated 240,000 people hail the champions, and Showsec played a key role in ensuring it was such a memorable occasion. The crowd management and event securit...
Posted On 18 May 2016
The scourge of human trafficking is now a huge problem for national Governments

Targeted Human Trafficking raids result in arrests of 24 suspects across the UK

Europol has supported British and Slovak law enforcement authorities in dismantling a large organised crime group believed to have been involved in human trafficking. Based in the UK and Slovakia, the criminal gang is suspected of people trafficking – including children...
Posted On 27 Apr 2015