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Draft guidance published by Government to underpin Offensive Weapons Act

Draft guidance published by the Government on 15 August sets out how Knife Crime Prevention Orders (KCPOs) will provide an additional tool for police to steer people away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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“Officers must be at heart of any policing reforms” urges Police Federation

The views of operational police officers must be at the heart of any policing reform if it’s to really make a difference. That’s the view of the national vice-chair of the Police Federation of England and Wales as a new report suggests a series of recommendations the...
Posted On 14 Aug 2019
Jonathan Schulten FSyI
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Jonathan Schulten FSyI appointed vice-chairman of The Security Institute

The Security Institute has confirmed that Jonathan Schulten FSyI now takes on the additional responsibilities of vice-chairman. This follows on from Schulten’s long-standing senior vice-chairman’s role within the Institute’s voluntary Validation Board (a group of...
Posted On 09 Aug 2019
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City of London Police urges firearms surrender to reduce threat of gun crime

The City of London Police, in partnership with the Metropolitan Police Service, is appealing for people to hand over their illegal or unwanted guns during a national fortnight of firearms and ammunition surrender. The national surrender initiative is being co-ordinated by the...
Posted On 31 Jul 2019
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Incentive Lynx supports police training initiative at London’s Leadenhall Building

Incentive Lynx, which is part of the Incentive FM Group, recently played a vital role in an important counter-terrorism training exercise conducted by the Metropolitan Police Service and the City of London Police. The security specialist welcomed representatives from the two...
Posted On 19 Jul 2019
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Report raises concerns over Met Police trials of live facial recognition technology

A new report produced by researchers from the Human Rights, Big Data and Technology Project based at the University of Essex’s Human Rights Centre identifies “significant flaws” with the way in which live facial recognition technology was trialled in London by...
Posted On 04 Jul 2019
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‘Be Safe, Be Sound’ campaign launched ahead of UK’s summer music festival season

Counter-Terrorism Policing is reaching out to festival-goers who’ll be attending live events in the coming months by launching the #BeSafeBeSound social media campaign as part of its ‘Summer Security’ initiative. While there’s no intelligence to indicate an increased...
Posted On 10 Jun 2019
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High-level Tech Summit focuses on improvements to disclosure of digital evidence

Government ministers have met with senior police officers and prosecutors at a high-profile summit aimed at improving the disclosure of digital evidence in the criminal justice system. Solicitor General Lucy Frazer QC and policing minister Nick Hurd hosted Max Hill (Director of...
Posted On 10 Jun 2019
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Gang of fraudsters jailed for 43 years in wake of Metropolitan Police Service investigation

A gang of fraudsters have been jailed for a total of more than 43 years for their parts in the theft of millions of pounds from businesses and individuals in the UK and abroad. Following on from a six-month trial, the convictions were handed down between 26 and 28 March for the...
Posted On 10 May 2019
Home Secretary Sajid Javid
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Home Secretary determined to take action against violent content in online world

Home Secretary Sajid Javid has confirmed that a new £1.38 million Government-funded social media hub will be fully operational at the end of May. A 17-strong team of dedicated police staff and officers will be tasked with disrupting and removing overt and covert gang-related...
Posted On 25 Apr 2019