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£35 million funding for Violence Reduction Units announced by Government

No less than 18 Police and Crime Commissioners have been awarded £35 million by the Government to set up specialist teams designed to tackle violent crime in their area. The Violence Reduction Units will bring together different organisations – including the police, local...
Posted On 12 Aug 2019
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Mitie Security acquires security tech specialist Global Aware International Group

Mitie Security has acquired the Global Aware International Group (GAIG), the provider of niche intelligent software and security solutions, for an undisclosed sum. This move further accelerates the growth of Mitie’s premium technology-enabled and intelligence-led security...
Posted On 05 Aug 2019
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“Time for police to choose how to tackle fraud” asserts detailed HMICFRS report

Most victims of fraud are not receiving the level of service they deserve, a report by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services (HMICFRS) has confirmed. Entitled ‘Fraud: Time to Choose’, the document makes clear the choice that needs to be made....
Posted On 10 Apr 2019
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Drone safety partnership with retail sector launched as Government moves to limit UAV misuse

The Government and the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) have announced a new partnership with popular retailer Jessops as part of a national campaign orchestrated to increase public awareness of the rules around flying Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, more commonly known as drones....
Posted On 20 Feb 2019
John Apter: chair of the Police Federation of England and Wales
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Knife Crime: Why It Cannot Be Allowed to Define a Generation

In the week that Home Secretary Sajid Javid announced new Government measures designed to help tackle knife crime, John Apter discusses why it will take more than a hashtag and “re-versioned ASBOs” to solve the problem. I have seen first-hand the devastating effect...
Posted On 01 Feb 2019
Attorney General Geoffrey Cox QC MP
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Government publishes review of efficiency and effectiveness of disclosure in criminal justice system

Attorney General Geoffrey Cox QC MP has published the results of the Government’s review of the efficiency and effectiveness of disclosure in the criminal justice system. The review found that the duty to record, retain and review material collected during the course of the...
Posted On 21 Nov 2018
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The Security Institute’s View

“Failing to plan is planning to fail…” That’s a famous quote attributed to Benjamin Franklin, of course, who was known as the ‘father of time management’. It sums up the way in which Rick Mounfield believes the security professionals of today...
Posted On 16 Nov 2018
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In the Spotlight: ASIS International UK Chapter

As the world’s largest membership association for security professionals, ASIS International is focused on providing member engagement, member value and growth, explains Mike Hurst. As part of this ongoing process, the organisation wanted to develop a better understanding of the...
Posted On 25 Jul 2018
Alison Saunders: Director of Public Prosecutions
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Changes proposed to Code for Crown Prosecutors aimed at driving improvements in disclosure

Making sure clearer, earlier information about mobile phone evidence is available before a suspect is charged with a crime is part of a raft of proposed changes announced by Alison Saunders, the Director of Public Prosecutions. This will include mobile phone messages sent by...
Posted On 23 Jul 2018
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Policing partners sign up to Government’s well-being goal proposed by Home Office

Police well-being is the focus of a new goal launched by the Home Office in conjunction with partners in policing and mental health. Partners who developed the goal pledge to work together to boost the welfare support available to police officers and staff in England and Wales...
Posted On 04 Jul 2018