Left: Interpol's Secretary General Jürgen Stock and, right, Europol's director Rob Wainwright

Interpol and Europol chiefs issue joint ‘Call For Action’ targeting people smuggling networks

The heads of Interpol and Europol have called for urgent and co-ordinated action by law enforcement agencies to identify and disrupt the organised crime networks behind what they jointly describe as “unprecedented” levels of people smuggling. The need for co-ordinated...
Posted On 14 Sep 2015
An aerial image of the Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

GCHQ outlines detail of joint research partnership with The Alan Turing Institute

GCHQ is about to embark on a joint research partnership with The Alan Turing Institute focusing on open access and commercial data analysis methods. The two organisations have agreed in principle to work together with the wider national security community for the benefit of data...
Posted On 11 Aug 2015
The Right Honourable William Hague

William Hague to become chairman of the Royal United Services Institute

The Council of the Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies (RUSI) has announced that the Right Honourable William Hague will become its next chairman as of 1 September, taking over from Lord Hutton of Furness who has served in this role since 2010....
Posted On 07 Aug 2015
James Kelly: CEO at the BSIA

BSIA submits evidence to Public Accounts Committee on financial sustainability of police forces

The British Security Industry Association (BSIA) has submitted written evidence to the Parliamentary Public Accounts Committee in advance of its first evidence session of the new Parliament. The Committee is due to hold a session in the Houses of Parliament at 4.00 pm this...
Posted On 13 Jul 2015
The Strategic Defence and Security Review has begun

Prime Minister calls for Strategic Defence and Security Review to look at tackling extremist threats

As part of the Strategic Defence and Security Review, Prime Minister David Cameron has asked the UK’s foremost defence chiefs and officials to consider investing more in Special Forces and readily deployable counter-terrorist capabilities. This would include future air...
Posted On 13 Jul 2015
Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne

Chancellor George Osborne’s Summer Budget proves positive for the private security sector

In a hugely beneficial move that’s likely to improve the lives of at least 75% of the 385,000 Security Industry Authority-licensed personnel operating within the regulated private security sector, Chancellor George Osborne is set to introduce the National Living Wage for workers...
Posted On 09 Jul 2015
Almost 800 foreign crime suspects were arrested in Great Britain between 22 and 26 June as part of a national crackdown on overseas criminals

Close on 800 crime suspects arrested by police thanks to instigation of Operation Trivium IV

From 22-26 June, almost 800 foreign crime suspects were arrested in Great Britain as part of a national crackdown on overseas criminals. The ‘fourth edition’ of Operation Trivium witnessed police officers from Romania and Lithuania – as well as Dutch police...
Posted On 06 Jul 2015
The National Crime Agency has published its second public-facing analysis of the serious and organised crime threats affecting the UK

Latest in-depth analysis of UK crime threats published by the NCA

The National Crime Agency (NCA) has just published its second public-facing analysis of the serious and organised crime threats presently affecting the UK. The National Strategic Assessment (NSA), which is produced on an annual basis, draws together knowledge from across the...
Posted On 25 Jun 2015
British Army soldiers taking part in a training exercise

PwC report pinpoints modern terrorism and cyber threats as “most concerning” for UK public

A new report published by PwC on perceptions around the role of the Armed Forces finds that members of the public are increasingly concerned by ‘modern threats’. More than ten times as many people (65%) believe that terrorist and non-state groups and cyber attacks pose the...
Posted On 23 Jun 2015

International Terrorism: Facing The Challenge

While the present security focus is understandably on the threat posed by ISIL, it’s worth making the point that the Syria-related challenge represents just over 50% of the work conducted by the counter-terrorism network. Mark Rowley outlines how and where the police service is...
Posted On 23 Jun 2015