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ACT Strategic initiative introduced by National Counter-Terrorism Security Office

ACT Strategic is a new initiative brought forward by the National Counter-Terrorism Security Office (NaCTSO) which is designed to assist businesses in exploring ways of preventing, managing and recovering from a terrorist attack. ACT Strategic is aimed at those responsible for...
Posted On 07 May 2019
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Securitas supports Emergency Services and military operations with additional patrols

Following the explosion on a tube train at Parsons Green London Underground Station on the morning of Friday 15 September, which resulted in 30 people being injured, the Joint Terrorism Analysis Centre increased the terrorism threat level posed in the UK from ‘Severe’...
Posted On 22 Sep 2017
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Max Hill QC appointed as Government’s new Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation

The Home Secretary Amber Rudd has appointed Max Hill QC as the Government’s new Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation. Hill has been a QC for nine years and boasts extensive experience of both defending and prosecuting complex cases involving terrorism, homicide, violent...
Posted On 27 Feb 2017
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Junior Doctor Matthew Smith receives City of London Sheriffs’ Award for Bravery

The 2016 City of London Sheriffs’ Award for Bravery was presented to Dr Matthew Smith on Thursday 3 November at Salters’ Hall, London by Sheriff Peter Estlin and Sheriff William Russell, Aldermanic Sheriffs of the City of London based at the Central Criminal Court (‘the Old...
Posted On 07 Nov 2016
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“Locate police officers in London Underground ticket offices” urges Policy Exchange Think Tank

In ‘Boosting London’s Front Line Policing’, a new report produced by the Capital City Foundation (the London-focused unit at Think Tank The Policy Exchange), head of crime and justice Glyn Gaskarth recommends that some of the now vacant London Underground ticket...
Posted On 23 Mar 2016
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Specialist policing teams actively support Europe’s biggest-ever disaster training exercise

Specialist police teams from across the UK are taking part in Europe’s biggest-ever disaster training exercise, which begins on Monday 29 February. Exercise Unified Response – which is part-funded by the European Commission and co-ordinated by the London Fire Brigade on...
Posted On 29 Feb 2016
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Terminal stupidity and innocuous fires

Fires usually begin and take hold as a direct result of the most innocuous – or stupid – of reasons. For example, last year a woman in Bridgend, South Wales accidentally set her house on fire after trying to kill a spider by spraying it with a lit aerosol can. Jane...
Posted On 15 Sep 2015
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BTP reports crime drop on Britain’s railways for eleventh year in succession

The British Transport Police (BTP) – the dedicated police force for trains and tube services across England, Scotland and Wales – has just published annual figures showing an overall drop in crime on the rail network of more than 8% compared with the previous year...
Posted On 20 Aug 2015
The London Fire Brigade has implemented many significant operational changes since the 7/7 attacks
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London’s firefighters “more equipped than ever” to deal with another 7/7-style terrorist attack

As the London Fire Brigade reflects on changes made to its service in the intervening decade, London Fire Commissioner Ron Dobson has stated that firefighters are now “better equipped than ever” to deal with another 7/7 attack in the capital. The London Fire Brigade...
Posted On 13 Jul 2015
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London Mayor expands Met’s use of number plate cameras to boost crime-fighting capabilities

London Mayor Boris Johnson has more than doubled the number of high-tech Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) cameras used by the Metropolitan Police Service to help identify criminals and bring them to justice. Around 2,300 ANPR cameras are now deployed for policing...
Posted On 31 May 2015
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