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£100 million crackdown on criminality in prisons outlined by Ministry of Justice

Prison security will be boosted by a £100 million investment as part of a crackdown on crime behind bars, the Government has announced. The investment will target all types of crime in prison – from drug smugglers fuelling a rise in violence and self-harm through to gang...
Posted On 13 Aug 2019
Angus Darroch-Warren
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Doctor or Dalek? The Evolving Space of the Security Manager

If you’re familiar with the long-running UK TV sci-fi series Doctor Who, you’ll know that the lead character (‘The Doctor’) and various adversaries have continually evolved since the show’s debut back in 1963. Our hero’s villains have all adapted, becoming more...
Posted On 23 Jun 2019
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18 arrested in UK and Romania for 20 million Euro fake train tickets scam

An organised crime group involved in railway ticket fraud has been taken down thanks to joint action by the British and Romanian authorities. Europol assisted the operation on the spot by deploying a mobile office to Romania during the Action Day. Eurojust supported the national...
Posted On 06 Jun 2019
Jonathan Hall QC
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Jonathan Hall QC appointed as Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation

Home Secretary Sajid Javid announced in a speech at New Scotland Yard the appointment of Jonathan Hall QC as the Government’s new Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation. Hall has been a QC for five years and has been involved in complex and high-profile cases involving...
Posted On 21 May 2019
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NCA: 181,000 UK offenders fuelling “chronic and corrosive” threat from serious and organised crime

There are at least 181,000 offenders linked to serious and organised crime in the UK, the National Crime Agency (NCA) has revealed, as it launches its most comprehensive study yet of the deadliest threats facing the nation. The figure – more than twice the strength of the regular...
Posted On 14 May 2019
Lawrence Fennelly
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Security Managers, Security Supervisors and Security Officers: Professional Development

Whether it’s an aspiring protection officer or a university student who’s interested in a career in the security profession, we all know there’s no substitute for experience. It should be remembered, though, that security managers and supervisors gain real-life...
Posted On 04 Apr 2019
Mike Bluestone CSyP
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Corporate Security: Unfurling the Resilience Umbrella

Economic crises and consumer trends are just a couple of the pitfalls that can dramatically affect the way in which a given organisation does business and survives. As Mike Bluestone duly observes, resilience is the key for any business wanting to thrive in an ever-changing...
Posted On 13 Mar 2019
Professor Dame Carol Black
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Professor Dame Carol Black appointed as Independent Reviewer of Drugs

Home Secretary Sajid Javid has appointed Professor Dame Carol Black to lead a major Government review that will look into the ways in which drugs are fuelling serious violence. First announced in Javid’s speech at the Conservative Party’s Annual Conference last...
Posted On 11 Feb 2019
David Ferbrache
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KPMG CTO David Ferbrache highlights Top Ten cyber security trends for 2019

David Ferbrache, chief technology officer in KPMG’s cyber security practice, has highlighted the Top Ten cyber security trends we can expect to see in 2019. Those trends include a lack of consensus when it comes to cyber law, the proliferation of fake news (and the implications...
Posted On 09 Jan 2019
Mick Creedon QPM
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Unexplained Wealth Orders: Not Just for the Super-Rich

Mick Creedon, the former Chief Constable of Derbyshire Constabulary, believes the use of Unexplained Wealth Orders in the UK is to be welcomed. However, their real benefit will emerge when they’re used against low-level criminals who seriously damage local communities. The...
Posted On 04 Jan 2019