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National Crime Agency reveals detail underpinning new UK Protected Persons Service

The National Crime Agency (NCA) has announced the creation of the new national UK Protected Persons Service. The move will see protected persons units, which are based in a network of regional organised crime units (ROCUs), come under the leadership of the NCA for the first time....
Posted On 02 Apr 2019
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Illegal website users targeted in joint law enforcement activity focused on DDoS

The National Crime Agency (NCA), working in conjunction with law enforcement partners from 14 countries, has taken action against a number of users of illegal websites, with those involved linked to four million attacks across the globe. This latest action is part of Operation...
Posted On 01 Feb 2019
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Eight-week ‘Communities Defeat Terrorism’ campaign launched by Counter-Terrorism Policing

Counter-Terrorism Policing has launched an eight-week ‘Communities Defeat Terrorism’ advertising campaign in cinemas timed to coincide with Oscars season. Using cinemas will allow Counter-Terrorism Policing to deliver its messaging with fewer distractions and more...
Posted On 24 Jan 2019
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Sir Stephen House appointed Deputy Commissioner of Metropolitan Police Service

The Home Office has announced that Sir Stephen House will take over as Deputy Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police Service in December when Sir Craig Mackey retires from policing. Home Secretary Sajid Javid made his recommendation to Her Majesty The Queen following an open...
Posted On 08 Oct 2018
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Police chiefs looking to establish “safety net” if access to EU security tools is lost

A new national unit will assist police forces to use alternatives if the UK loses access to current European Union (EU) data sharing and co-operation tools, such as the European Arrest Warrant or Europol systems. The contingency plans, which were agreed upon by all chief...
Posted On 26 Sep 2018
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Police Scotland and SIA bring private security staff together to act against terrorism

On Thursday 28 June in Glasgow, Police Scotland and the Security Industry Authority (SIA) launched a new series of events intended to enlist front line private security operatives in the fight against terrorism. The pilot event took place at the Scottish Event Campus. These...
Posted On 04 Jul 2018
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DNA tagging spray adoption pays dividends for Met Police in war on moped crime

Two teenagers who stole a scooter and later failed to stop for Metropolitan Police Service officers have been arrested after they were found to have traces of DNA tagging spray on them linking them to the stolen bike and the related offences. SelectaDNA tagging spray is one of...
Posted On 04 May 2018
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Project Griffin counter-terrorism training for security officers runs in central Glasgow

On Tuesday 28 November, security operatives from in and around Glasgow attended Project Griffin counter-terrorism training at The Cathouse, a music venue on Union Street in the centre of the city. This was the first in a series of Project Griffin training sessions specifically...
Posted On 30 Nov 2017
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SIA Regulation, Business Licensing and the ACS: A Personal Perspective

Tuesday 14 March witnessed the 2017 edition of the Security Industry Authority’s (SIA) annual Stakeholder Conference, which ran at the Hallam Conference Centre in central London. A reflection of the partnership working theme for the day, the confirmed speakers emanated from...
Posted On 18 Apr 2017
Prime Minister Theresa May holds counter-terrorism discussions with senior police officers at Govan Police Station in Glasgow
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Prime Minister Theresa May announces major counter-terrorism training exercise in Scotland

Prime Minister Theresa May has announced the operation of a major counter-terrorism training exercise in Scotland later this year designed to test the multi-agency response that would come into force in the event of a terror attack. During a visit to Police Scotland, which will...
Posted On 29 Mar 2017
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