Home Secretary Theresa May

Police Support Volunteers and staff powers consultation launched by Home Office

Home Secretary Theresa May used the Lord Ferrers Awards* – the national awards for volunteers in policing – as the launchpad for a consultation into proposed changes to those law enforcement powers held by police volunteers and staff alike. The consultation, which...
Posted On 10 Sep 2015
David Wilkinson

BSIA’s David Wilkinson appointed chairman of British Standards Institution’s GW/1 Committee

David Wilkinson, director of technical services at the British Security Industry Association (BSIA), has been appointed chairman of the British Standards Institution’s GW/1 Committee which oversees standards development for the UK’s electronic security sector. As the UK’s parent...
Posted On 03 Sep 2015
Amendments are forecast for police response to intruder alarms

Changes afoot as National Police Chiefs’ Council looks to amend 2014 ACPO Response Policy

The National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) is in the process of issuing a new policy on police response entitled Police Requirements and Response to Security Systems. The all-new NPCC policy is designed to replace the ACPO Security Systems Policy last updated in April 2014....
Posted On 20 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

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
Shami Chakrabarti: director of Liberty

Liberty and Big Brother Watch back calls for overhaul of State surveillance laws

Civil liberties and Human Rights campaigning organisations Liberty and Big Brother Watch have jointly welcomed the Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation’s call for a fundamental overhaul of the laws governing State surveillance outlined in the Investigatory Powers Review....
Posted On 11 Jun 2015
Chief constable Sara Thornton

Co-ordination of operational policing begins at the all-new National Police Chiefs’ Council

The new body designed specifically to co-ordinate operational policing and collaboration among forces at the national level has been formally established today. The National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) will bring together operationally independent and locally accountable chief...
Posted On 01 Apr 2015