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Speakers from industry, NHS, police and academia unveiled for SIA’s 2017 Stakeholder Conference

The Security Industry Authority (SIA) has announced four of the key speakers who’ll be making presentations at the Regulator’s Annual Stakeholder Conference, which this year takes place on Tuesday 14 March at London’s Hallam Conference Centre. A direct...
Posted On 14 Feb 2017
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Police Federation issues warning that police service is ‘still haemorrhaging officers’

The Police Federation has warned that the police service is continuing to haemorrhage officers as the latest Home Office figures show an alarming drop of nearly 21,500 serving police officers since 2009. Police Federation chairman Steve White explained: “This is a wake-up...
Posted On 29 Jan 2017
Paul Harvey
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Ultimate Security Services partners with Security Research Initiative to advance sector standards

Private security company Ultimate Security Services has decided to become a partner of the hugely respected Security Research Initiative (SRI). This significant move reinforces the company’s commitment to service excellence underpinned by active investigation, analysis and...
Posted On 24 Jan 2017
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‘Policing for the Future’ inquiry launched by Home Affairs Select Committee

The Home Affairs Select Committee has launched an inquiry into ‘Policing for the Future: Changing Demands and New Challenges’. Written submissions for this inquiry should be submitted online by noon on 16 February 2017. Advances in technology have led to the emergence...
Posted On 13 Jan 2017
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Sir Eric Pickles publishes detailed independent report on tackling electoral fraud

Last year, Sir Eric Pickles MP (former Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government) was asked by the Government to consider what further changes were needed to make the electoral system more secure. This was particularly in light of the 2015 Tower Hamlets election...
Posted On 15 Aug 2016
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NCA report calls for stronger law enforcement and business partnership to fight cyber crime

The National Crime Agency (NCA) has published its Cyber Crime Assessment 2016, with the 16-page report outlining the immediate threat to UK businesses from cyber crime. This is the first cyber crime assessment produced jointly by the NCA and industry partners. The NCA reports...
Posted On 13 Jul 2016
MiTec: Mitie's Technology Hub
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Mitie and Facewatch launch UK’s first fully-digital next generation alarm monitoring service

Mitie, the facilities management company, has teamed up with Facewatch to introduce an intelligent and proactive security monitoring solution for businesses vulnerable to crime. Dubbed ‘SafeWatch’, the solution combines cutting-edge alarm monitoring technology with CCTV...
Posted On 04 Jul 2016
Brian Sims BA (Hons) Hon FSyI: Editor of Risk Xtra
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Eyes To The Right

The latest detailed study conducted by the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) reveals how lone actor terrorists are often less secretive than might be expected. It argues that their behaviour and activity can provide warnings of extreme views or even an ‘intention to act’,...
Posted On 15 Apr 2016
Professor Martin Gill
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Detailed ‘Retail Loss Prevention in Perspective’ report issued by Perpetuity Research and Consultancy International

Produced by Perpetuity Research and Consultancy International (PRCI) and sponsored by leading High Street retailer Marks and Spencer, the 48-page report entitled ‘Retail Loss Prevention in Perspective’ has been authored by PRCI’s director Professor Martin Gill...
Posted On 13 Apr 2016
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Joint CPS-HMIC report finds “progress still needs to be made” in digitisation of criminal justice process

A joint report authored by Her Majesty’s Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate (HMCPSI) and Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) finds that “good progress” has been made in the move towards a fully digital system, but more work needs to be...
Posted On 13 Apr 2016