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Cross-party Police and Crime Commissioners seek assurances on Brexit from Home Secretary

The Association of Police and Crime Commissioners’ three lead Commissioners on Brexit – namely Matthew Scott, Lord Willy Bach (representing the Labour Party) and Martyn Underhill – have met with Home Secretary Sajid Javid to discuss policing matters and what happens...
Posted On 23 Jan 2019
Tony Porter QPM LLB: the Surveillance Camera Commissioner
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Surveillance Camera Commissioner publishes detailed Annual Report for 2017-2018

Surveillance Camera Commissioner Tony Porter QPM LLB’s fifth Annual Report has been laid before Parliament. In his report, the Commissioner highlights the extensive survey of all police forces in England and Wales in order to understand their surveillance camera ‘footprint’ and...
Posted On 22 Jan 2019
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Home Affairs Committee points to “serious risk of security downgrade” if Prime Minister’s Brexit deal wins Parliamentary vote

In its detailed report on Home Office preparations for Brexit, the Home Affairs Select Committee has warned that the political declaration agreed by the UK and the EU is seriously lacking in detail on security, customs and border arrangements and that there’s a real danger...
Posted On 10 Dec 2018
Dominic Grieve QC MP
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Intelligence and Security Committee publishes detailed report on 2017 terrorist attacks

The Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament has just published its report on the terrorist attacks which took place in the UK last year. The UK suffered five serious terrorist attacks at Westminster, Manchester Arena, London Bridge, Finsbury Park and Parsons Green. In...
Posted On 23 Nov 2018
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Naa’imur Rahman jailed for planning terror attack aimed at targeting Prime Minister

A man has been sentenced at the Old Bailey to a total of 30 years’ imprisonment after a joint investigation between the Metropolitan Police Service, MI5 and the FBI foiled his plot to kill the Prime Minister Theresa May. As part of his intended attack, Naa’imur Rahman, 20...
Posted On 02 Sep 2018
Abbey Petkar
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Small Business Network supports Security Industry Authority’s plans for the future

Following a recent Parliamentary review, the Security Industry Authority (SIA) has recommended a systematic and transformational approach towards regulation going forward – a stance supported by the Small Business Network (SBN), the security industry body made up of leading...
Posted On 15 Aug 2018
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Brexit negotiators “putting public safety at unnecessary risk” claims Home Affairs Committee

Lack of progress and political red lines on both the UK and EU sides are standing in the way of a security deal and putting public safety at serious and unnecessary risk. That’s the view of the Home Affairs Committee as outlined in its follow-up report into UK-EU security...
Posted On 14 Aug 2018
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NPCC “to be opened up to public scrutiny” following Liberty and Privacy International campaign

The National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) will “no longer be able to operate in secret” after Human Rights campaign organisations Liberty and Privacy International demanded it be subject to Freedom of Information laws. The Government has now informed the two...
Posted On 30 Jul 2018
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ICO’s Annual Report 2017-2018 reveals “increased public awareness” of privacy and information rights issues

New laws and high-profile investigations have helped to put data protection and data privacy at the centre of the UK public’s consciousness like never before, the Information Commissioner has said.  As the Annual Report for 2017-2018 of the Information Commissioner’s Office...
Posted On 23 Jul 2018
Left to Right: PC Shaun Cartwright, who accepted PC Keith Palmer's posthumous award, Home Secretary Sajid Savid and PC Charlie Guenigault
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Home Secretary Sajid Javid honours PC Keith Palmer at 23rd Annual Police Bravery Awards

Hosted by the Police Federation of England and Wales, the 23rd Annual Police Bravery Awards saw PC Keith Palmer honoured posthumously by Home Secretary Sajid Javid. Javid, who was presenting the trophies, paid tribute to PC Palmer who was killed while defending Parliament during...
Posted On 17 Jul 2018