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Government prioritises well-being and mental health of police officers and staff in new support package

The Government and the police watchdog – namely Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services (HMICFRS) – will work together to put the well-being and mental health of staff and officers at the heart of policing following a landmark review....
Posted On 11 Jul 2019
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Intensified action on knife crime realises police seizure of 10,000-plus weapons

A week of intensified action on knife crime has resulted in the police arresting 1,372 people, including 516 for a knife-related offence, and seizing more than 10,000 weapons. All police forces joined Operation Sceptre, which used a range of tactics – among them weapons...
Posted On 30 May 2019
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Mayor of London and Met Police Commissioner set out plans to tackle violent crime

Sadiq Khan, the Mayor of London, and Cressida Dick (Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police Service) have set out plans to spend £85 million of new City Hall funding to tackle violent crime and burglary in the capital. The news comes as the latest figures issued by the Office for...
Posted On 25 Jan 2019
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Security’s Role in Keeping High Street Shops Open for Business

Tough trading conditions in the High Street right now have been well documented but, with theft and violence also on the up, the time has surely come for a radical new approach towards security. With this firmly in mind, Daniel Hardy explains the rationale behind an exciting new...
Posted On 15 Aug 2018
Darren Read
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The Race to the Bottom in Security Services: A Loser’s Game

Security can often feel like a sector that’s in the doldrums, much of which is down to the constant flurry of negative outsourcing stories unveiled within the national press. Sometimes, outsourcing’s condemnation is justified, writes Darren Read. Carillion’s collapse, for...
Posted On 04 Jul 2018
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Taking Back The Power

Cuts to police funding, misinterpreted legislation and social issues that are creating a rise in certain types of offending have led to a lack of control when it comes to dealing with criminals. Here, Daniel Hardy examines the factors that have created the current situation and...
Posted On 20 Feb 2018
Gloucestershire Constabulary's headquarters
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Gloucestershire Constabulary protects local communities with real-time SAS insights

Serving 600,000 residents and policing more than 1,000 square miles of urban centres and rural environments, Gloucestershire Constabulary wanted to gain an up-to-date picture of incidents across the county. In a bid to do so, the force has employed analytics software from SAS to...
Posted On 02 Jan 2018
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All-new National Economic Crime Centre to sit within National Crime Agency

Home Secretary Amber Rudd has announced the creation of the National Economic Crime Centre (NECC) within the National Crime Agency (NCA). The multi-agency centre will plan, task and co-ordinate operational responses across agencies, bringing together the UK’s capabilities in...
Posted On 11 Dec 2017
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“Rising crime shows no sign of abating” warns Police Federation in wake of latest ONS figures

Police forces appear to be struggling to stem the tide of ‘genuine increases’ in crime. Figures published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show that police-recorded crime has risen by 13% in the last 12 months with huge increases in violent crime (up by 19%), sexual...
Posted On 24 Oct 2017
Peter Webster
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All Things Being Equal

Amid the wider requirement for gender diversity in the workplace, the number of females resident within the security industry remains disconcertingly low. Peter Webster examines why there’s such a gender imbalance and outlines what can be done to make security a more attractive...
Posted On 25 Aug 2017