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Total cost of crime and crime prevention for retailers rises by 12% in latest BRC Survey

The British Retail Consortium’s (BRC) annual Retail Crime Survey has revealed the vast cost of crime to people and businesses up and down the country. The total cost of crime and crime prevention for retailers was £1.9 billion last year, up 12% from the previous year (£1.7...
Posted On 27 Mar 2019
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Government provides additional £100 million funding for police to tackle violent crime

A further £100 million funding will be made available by central Government to police forces in the worst affected areas in England and Wales for tackling violent criminality (including knife crime). Chancellor Philip Hammond announced in the Spring Statement that this funding...
Posted On 13 Mar 2019
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Funding, Skills and Technology: Are the Stars Aligning for a Major Digital Transformation of Policing in 2019?

Last October, Alison Saunders – the outgoing Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) – was interviewed by The Times. It was pointed out that: “Britain’s most senior prosecutor has admitted the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) and the police cannot cope with the enormous...
Posted On 26 Feb 2019
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Home Secretary visits policing hubs to assess preparations for no-deal Brexit scenario

Home Secretary Sajid Javid has visited two policing hubs to see how the law enforcement world in the UK is preparing for the possibility of leaving the European Union without a deal. Javid was given a tour of the International Crime and Co-ordination Centre (ICCC), a unit...
Posted On 19 Feb 2019
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Minister outlines measures designed to help tackle violent crime against shop workers

The Association of Convenience Stores has welcomed a raft of new commitments on tackling retail crime announced by Home Office minister Victoria Atkins and has urged Government to ensure that tackling shop theft is included in upcoming work scheduled to deal with violent crime....
Posted On 23 Jan 2019
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HMICFRS publishes detailed report on Public Perceptions of Policing in England and Wales 2018

Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services (HMICFRS) has published its detailed report entitled Public Perceptions of Policing in England and Wales 2018 in partnership with BMG Research. HMICFRS commissioned BMG Research to undertake a large-scale...
Posted On 11 Jan 2019
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Police service set to receive largest funding increase from Government since 2010

The Home Office has announced the largest increase in police funding since 2010. The provisional police funding settlement of up to £14 billion for 2019 to 2020 is up to £970 million more than the previous year. It will enable the police to meet financial pressures and respond...
Posted On 17 Dec 2018
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Popular Thought Leadership Summit returns to UK OSPAs line-up in February 2019

On Thursday 28 February, attending professionals from the UK’s security business sector will once again be given the opportunity to listen to the views aired by a line-up of first class speakers and contribute to matters affecting the industry at the Thought Leadership...
Posted On 11 Dec 2018
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BT and Deloitte create Cyber Security Operations Centre to support policing’s National Enabling Programme

Professional services firm Deloitte and BT, one of the world’s leading providers of communications services and solutions, have been awarded contracts to help deliver the National Enabling Programme initiative for policing, including the National Management Centre. Working with...
Posted On 26 Nov 2018
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Financial pressures “undermining confidence in the police” states Public Affairs Committee

Funding for police forces is down by nearly a fifth since 2010-2011, while there are nearly a fifth fewer officers and staff currently on the books. Inevitably there are consequences and forces are under increasing strain. Police forces cannot do everything and are prioritising...
Posted On 08 Nov 2018