Rebecca Lawrence
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Rebecca Lawrence appointed as next CEO of Crown Prosecution Service

The next CEO of the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has been named as Rebecca Lawrence. Lawrence has a strong track record in leadership roles across the public sector, and is currently CEO of the Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime (MOPAC) in London. Lawrence will join the CPS...
Posted On 03 Jun 2019
Sadiq Khan: Mayor of London
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Mayor of London confirms £412 million investment in all-new counter-terrorism hub

Sadiq Khan, the Mayor of London, and the Metropolitan Police Service have unveiled the detail behind a £412 million investment to create a new counter-terrorism and organised crime hub in the capital. The major new investment includes the £250 million purchase of the Empress...
Posted On 27 Mar 2018
Geoff Zeidler: Chairman of the Police and Security Group Initiative
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PaS: The Police Service, Business and Private Sector Security Working Together

The Police and Security Group Initiative was launched back in December 2014 to further the importance of – and actively develop – partnership working between businesses, the police service and private sector security solution providers. Two years on, revisions to the national...
Posted On 19 Mar 2017
Max Hill QC
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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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Metropolitan Police Service to begin testing proposed restructure of local policing

From January 2017, the Metropolitan Police Service will begin testing a proposed restructure of local policing. This will entail moving from a Borough-based policing model to Basic Command Units (BCU). The new approach will be tested in two areas, duly bringing together the...
Posted On 28 Nov 2016
City Hall in London
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Mayor Sadiq Khan brings security experts together to help keep Londoners safe

City Hall has played host to a meeting between security experts, including representatives from the Metropolitan Police Service and London’s Boroughs, as part of ongoing work to ensure London is as prepared as possible to respond to the threat of a terrorist attack. The...
Posted On 23 Aug 2016
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VSG seals one-year deal with MOPAC for self-delivery of Project Griffin training

Vision Security Group (VSG) has just announced a one-year contract with the London Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime (MOPAC) to self-deliver Project Griffin training. Project Griffin is the national counter-terrorism initiative for the business sector produced by the National...
Posted On 17 Aug 2016
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Westminster City Council’s Cabinet agrees on decommissioning authority’s current CCTV network

Westminster City Council’s Cabinet has agreed to decommission the authority’s current CCTV network of 75 cameras from 1 September 2016. The Cabinet has also agreed to continue “constructive talks” with the Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime (MOPAC) and the...
Posted On 14 Jun 2016
Left to Right: Chief Inspector Roy Smith presents the Award for Outstanding Act to door supervisor Yoram Ouanounou of Vigilant Business Protection. Also pictured is Croydon PC Louise Kellam. Ouanounou went to PC Kellam's aid in the town centre last January
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Metropolitan Police Service hosts awards ceremony to recognise work of security business sector partners

The Metropolitan Police Service has hosted its inaugural awards ceremony at New Scotland Yard specifically designed to recognise and celebrate the good work of partner organisations operating within the security business sector. The Police and Security (PaS) Awards took place on...
Posted On 18 May 2016
Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe QPM
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Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe to remain Metropolitan Police Service Commissioner for further 12 months

Her Majesty The Queen has granted Royal Approval to extend the Metropolitan Police Service Commissioner’s appointment until September 2017 following recommendations tabled by the Home Secretary Theresa May and Boris Johnson, the Mayor of London. Former chief constable of...
Posted On 16 Feb 2016
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