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Minister for Crime makes plans to protect shop workers from acts of violence

Victoria Atkins, the Minister for Crime, Safeguarding and Vulnerability, is now examining options for providing further protections for shop workers from acts of violence and abuse. The Government’s Call for Evidence – issued by the Home Office – is intended to...
Posted On 15 Feb 2019
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Government’s Counter-Terrorism and Border Security Bill receives Royal Assent

New laws affording the UK greater powers to crack down on hostile state activity have received Royal Assent. The Counter-Terrorism and Border Security Act 2019 also ensures sentencing for certain terrorism offences can properly reflect the severity of the crimes, as well as...
Posted On 14 Feb 2019
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Liberty report “exposes police forces’ use of discriminatory data to predict crime”

At least 14 UK police forces have used or intend to use discriminatory computer programs to predict where crime will be committed and by whom. That’s according to research results published by Human Rights campaigning organisation Liberty. The new report entitled...
Posted On 04 Feb 2019
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Magenta Security’s leader highlights need for industry to support public services

A combination of uncertainty over Brexit negotiations and recent cutbacks in other areas of police funding has highlighted an opportunity for the private security industry to support public services. That’s the firm belief of Abbey Petkar, managing director of Magenta...
Posted On 30 Jan 2019
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Registration now open for National Security Inspectorate’s 2019 Summit

The National Security Inspectorate’s (NSI) Annual Summit 2019 will take place on Thursday 21 March at The Vox Conference Centre in Birmingham. Now in its sixth year, this highly popular, informative and free to attend one-day event offers an opportunity for NSI approved...
Posted On 22 Jan 2019
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Policing Minister Nick Hurd chairs Government’s new vehicle crime Task Force

Policing Minister Nick Hurd has chaired the first meeting of a Task Force whose members aimed to tackle vehicle theft. The new Task Force replicates the successful model used to reduce moped-related crime in London, which fell by a third in the period from January to October last...
Posted On 15 Jan 2019
Abbey Petkar
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Brexit: Why is it ‘All Quiet’ on the Private Security Industry Front?

Abbey Petkar finds it strange just how quiet the security industry is on the subject of Brexit. Whether you voted to leave or remain, whether you believe in Theresa May’s exit strategy or feel that the Prime Minister is wasting valuable time, Brexit is undoubtedly the topic of...
Posted On 10 Jan 2019
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New police powers to tackle illegal use of drones unveiled by Department for Transport

The Government is moving forward with plans to give police new powers to tackle drones misuse and abuse with the publication of its considered response to the drones consultation exercise. New legislation will give police officers the power to land drones, search premises and...
Posted On 08 Jan 2019
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Security boss calls for calm in forecourt drive-off row fuelling stand-off in ‘bilking Britain’

The boss of a security business that specialises in forecourt technology to prevent criminal ‘drive-offs’ has called for calm in the growing row between the fuel industry and the police over the rise in bilking offences. Trevor Wallace, managing director of Metro Security, told...
Posted On 02 Jan 2019
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Fighting Cyber Crime: The Partnership Approach

There’s plenty of evidence to suggest that neither the business community nor the police service have effectively prioritised their response to cyber crime. Indeed, a 2016 Institute of Directors survey of businesses found that only 57% had a cyber or information security strategy...
Posted On 02 Jan 2019