PC Wayne Marques receives prestigious City of London Sheriffs’ Award for Bravery 2017

British Transport Police (BTP) officer PC Wayne Marques – who confronted three knife-wielding terrorists during the recent terror attacks in the London Bridge area of central London and, as a consequence, suffered severe life-changing injuries – is the chosen...
Posted On 10 Oct 2017

Government moves to tighten the law in bid to target terrorists’ use of the Internet

Counter-terrorism laws are to be updated to keep pace with modern online behaviour and address the issue of online radicalisation, Home Secretary Amber Rudd has announced. The Government intends to change the law such that those individuals who repeatedly view terrorist content...
Posted On 03 Oct 2017

Biometrics Commissioner’s third Annual Report scrutinised by Big Brother Watch

The 2016 report of the Commissioner for the Retention and Use of Biometric Material was submitted to Home Secretary Amber Rudd on 14 March this year and has now been published for public consumption. The role of the Biometrics Commissioner was established by the Protection of...
Posted On 14 Sep 2017

Home Office confirms rank and file police officers to receive 2% pay award in 2017-2018

The Government has recognised what it refers to as “the extraordinary efforts” of the police service over the past year and, in light of independent recommendations made by the Police Remuneration Review Body in addition to the Senior Salaries Review Body, has...
Posted On 14 Sep 2017
Lord Justice Adrian Fulford

Investigatory Powers Commissioner Lord Justice Fulford establishes oversight regime

Friday 1 September witnessed Lord Justice Adrian Fulford begin a new role in overseeing the use of investigatory powers by the police service, law enforcement and the intelligence agencies. This marks a major milestone in establishing the powerful oversight regime set out in the...
Posted On 02 Sep 2017

BSIA celebrates “marked increase” in membership growth during 50th Anniversary year

The British Security Industry Association (BSIA) reports a “marked increase” in membership growth during this committee year, with the organisation welcoming on board 26 new members since July 2016. These figures represent an impressive 37% year-on-year increase, with...
Posted On 31 May 2017
Peter Webster

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
Geoff Zeidler: Chairman of the Police and Security Group Initiative

PaS: The Police Service, Business and Private Sector Security Working Together

The Police and Security Group Initiative was launched back in December 2014 to further the importance of – and actively develop – partnership working between businesses, the police service and private sector security solution providers. Two years on, revisions to the national...
Posted On 19 Mar 2017

SIA Stakeholder Conference hints at impending publication of triennial review results

Members of the British Security Industry Association (BSIA) were among many industry peers attending the 2017 Security Industry Authority (SIA) Stakeholder Conference on Tuesday 14 March. The event focused on partnership working and provided an opportunity for the Regulator to...
Posted On 17 Mar 2017

Reliance Protect named as headline sponsor for Lone Worker Safety Expo 2017

Reliance High-Tech is to be the headline sponsor this year’s Lone Worker Safety Expo, which runs on Tuesday 28 March at London’s Olympia. The Lone Worker Safety Expo is the only event of the year wholly dedicated to the protection of lone workers, informing delegates on how to...
Posted On 28 Feb 2017