Paul Lincoln appointed Director General for Crime and Policing Group at the Home Office

Paul Lincoln has been appointed as the new Director General for the Crime and Policing Group at the Home Office. Lincoln replaces Mary Calam, who’s leaving Government after a 25-year career in the civil service to take up an opportunity within the private sector...
Posted On 07 Apr 2016
Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe QPM

Metropolitan Police Service moves to clarify Commissioner’s statement on victims of fraud

Following on from a detailed article published in The Times on Thursday 24 March, the Metropolitan Police Service has stated that it’s wrong for anyone to interpret Commissioner Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe’s comments, which were made as part of a wide-ranging interview on...
Posted On 29 Mar 2016
Professor Martin Gill CSyP FSyI

PRCI director Professor Martin Gill admitted to the Register of Chartered Security Professionals

Perpetuity Research and Consultancy International’s director Professor Martin Gill FSyI has been appointed as a Chartered Security Professional (CSyP). Professor Gill’s application was approved by The Security Institute and the Chartered Security Professionals’...
Posted On 29 Feb 2016

Independent Panel needed to “sort out” Home Office police funding “shambles” states Home Affairs Committee

A “rushed, chaotic and opaque process combined with serious official error has undermined confidence”. That’s according to a report published by the Home Affairs Committee entitled: ‘Reform of the Police Funding Formula’. The Home Affairs Committee...
Posted On 11 Dec 2015
Brian Sims BA (Hons) Hon FSyI: Editor of Risk Xtra

On Solid Ground

Regional Organised Crime Units (ROCUs) are undoubtedly a force for good in tackling some of the UK’s most serious and organised criminals, but a detailed report just issued by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) finds that there’s “further work to be done” in order...
Posted On 09 Dec 2015

Regional Organised Crime Units “must build on their strong foundations” urges HMIC report

Regional Organised Crime Units (ROCUs) have provided a strong foundation for tackling some of the most serious and organised criminals around today, but there’s further work to be done in order to provide a more consistent, concerted and co-ordinated service for members of...
Posted On 01 Dec 2015

Home Office allocated £500 million counter-terrorism budget increase in 2015 Spending Review

Chancellor George Osborne has today published the results of the Government’s comprehensive Spending Review, including details of the Home Office’s security and policing budget allocation over the course of this Parliament. The Spending Review and Autumn Statement sets out a...
Posted On 25 Nov 2015
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Lone worker companies show strong support for National Personal Safety Day 2015

Members of the British Security Industry Association’s (BSIA) dedicated Lone Worker Section have shown tremendous support for this year’s National Personal Safety Day, an annual awareness day organised by the Suzy Lamplugh Trust, one of the UK’s largest personal safety charities....
Posted On 06 Oct 2015
There's now a Level 7 Advanced Diploma in Security Management available through Perpetuity Training and The Security Institute

The Security Institute and Perpetuity Training “raise the bar” for education

Risk UK interviews Ken Livingstone MSc FSyI, managing director of Perpetuity Training, who offers an overview on the importance of the availability of a Level 7 Advanced Diploma in Security Management for security professionals. Livingstone also outlines what Perpetuity Training...
Posted On 01 Oct 2015
The Home Office has issued a Consultation Paper on the future of the Emergency Services

Proposals for further Emergency Services collaboration announced by Home Office

Radical proposals underpinning transformation of the way in which the police service, the Fire and Rescue Services and the ambulance service work together have now been unveiled by Prime Minister David Cameron and the Home Office. The Government has already invested over £70...
Posted On 14 Sep 2015