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London Borough of Newham fined by ICO for disclosing sensitive personal data on alleged gang members

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has fined the London Borough of Newham £145,000 for disclosing the personal information of more than 200 people who featured on a police intelligence database. The database is known as the ‘Gangs Matrix’ and its purpose is to record...
Posted On 04 Apr 2019
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National Crime Agency reveals detail underpinning new UK Protected Persons Service

The National Crime Agency (NCA) has announced the creation of the new national UK Protected Persons Service. The move will see protected persons units, which are based in a network of regional organised crime units (ROCUs), come under the leadership of the NCA for the first time....
Posted On 02 Apr 2019
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Places of worship set to receive security funding boost from central Government

Home Secretary Sajid Javid has boosted funding for next year’s places of worship protective security to £1.6 million to reassure communities and safeguard mosques and other places of worship. This is double the amount awarded last year. In addition, a new £5 million fund will be...
Posted On 19 Mar 2019
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Institute of Strategic Risk Management formed to “understand complex threats of modern world”

The Institute of Strategic Risk Management (ISRM) has been established in order to create a global centre where practitioners, academics and policy-makers can come together to share information, help progress and promote the underlying understanding and capabilities associated...
Posted On 15 Mar 2019
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BSIA Briefing

Understandably, there’s presently much talk within the mainstream media concerning Brexit, writes Mike Reddington. With less than a month to go now until the politicians’ decision in terms of which road to travel is made, there’s still a good deal of speculation...
Posted On 14 Mar 2019
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Home Secretary chairs meeting of senior police officers to discuss tackling violent crime

Home Secretary Sajid Javid has chaired a meeting with police leaders from across the country to discuss what more can be done to tackle serious violence. Chief constables from seven forces, which have seen the highest levels of serious violence, met alongside Sara Thornton (chair...
Posted On 07 Mar 2019
Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe QPM
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Former Met Commissioner urges use of facial recognition cameras for Stop and Search

Lord Bernard Hogan-Howe QPM, former Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police Service, has commented that the current Stop and Search procedures used by the police service could be improved if officers were allowed to use facial recognition cameras as an integral part of the...
Posted On 04 Mar 2019
Sara Thornton
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NPCC leader Sara Thornton appointed Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner

Sara Thornton, a police officer with more than 30 years’ experience, will take up the role of the Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner to help spearhead the UK’s response to this devastating crime. Thornton, who is currently chair of the National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC)...
Posted On 25 Feb 2019
Sadiq Khan: Mayor of London
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London Mayor’s Budget proposes additional £234 million for policing and tackling crime

Sadiq Khan, The Mayor of London, has announced plans to invest an additional £234 million in policing and tackling violent crime in the capital. This includes an extra £119 million from London’s business rates to support and protect policing numbers in future years from proposed...
Posted On 20 Feb 2019
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Liberty report “exposes police forces’ use of discriminatory data to predict crime”

At least 14 UK police forces have used or intend to use discriminatory computer programs to predict where crime will be committed and by whom. That’s according to research results published by Human Rights campaigning organisation Liberty. The new report entitled...
Posted On 04 Feb 2019