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PCCs set to receive additional £35 million for tackling violent criminality

Eighteen Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) will receive an additional £35 million to continue funding specialist teams to tackle violent crime in their area, the Home Secretary Priti Patel has announced. Violence Reduction Units bring together different organisations...
Posted On 06 Jan 2020
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BSIA Briefing

In this month’s BSIA Briefing, Tom Ford speaks to Risk Xtra about what he has observed when stepping into the security industry and airs his views on the key role Trade Associations have to play when it comes to driving the industry forward. Two weeks before starting at the...
Posted On 24 Dec 2019
Diana Fawcett
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Victims’ Law is Needed to End ‘Lottery of Support’

Almost all of us have been affected by crime at some point in our lives, writes Diana Fawcett. Whether through personal experience of a crime or being reminded by terrible acts in the news, crime can have a devastating impact on individuals, making them feel unsafe an...
Posted On 04 Dec 2019
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ECHO service officially launched at CSL Industry Forum in central London

The Electronic Call Handling Operations (ECHO) digital service was launched at the CSL Industry Forum held at the Informa Building in London. Introduced around the campaign ‘Go Digital, Get ECHO’, the ECHO project aims to deliver a centralised, fully automated electronic call...
Posted On 19 Nov 2019
John Woodcock MP
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Government announces UK special envoy for countering violent extremism

Home Secretary Priti Patel has appointed John Woodcock MP as the UK’s special envoy for countering violent extremism. The new role will focus on improving the UK’s response to violent extremism with a particular focus on tackling far right violent extremism, taking lessons...
Posted On 14 Nov 2019
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1,700 arrested in targeted knife crime action by police services in England and Wales

Police across England and Wales have arrested more than 1,700 people during a week of targeted operations to tackle knife crime. Operation Sceptre, which is run by forces every six months on top of their day-to-day activity targeting violence, is a week of intensified action...
Posted On 04 Nov 2019
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New Parliamentary review “will enhance response” to serious and organised crime

A new drive designed to crack down on all forms of serious and organised crime begins with the launch of a wide-ranging formal Government review that will look to identify ways of bolstering the response to threats such as county lines, people trafficking, drugs, child sexual...
Posted On 30 Oct 2019
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Action taken by Government to detect, deter and disrupt misuse of drones

The Conservative Government is all set to develop a new mobile counter-drone unit that will be deployed to drone-related incidents and major events across the UK as part of the new Counter-Drones Strategy just launched by security minister Brandon Lewis. The...
Posted On 21 Oct 2019
Mike Barley (left), Master of The Worshipful Company of Security Professionals, and Detective Sergeant Joby Reeve
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Detective Sergeant Joby Reeve wins City of London Sheriffs’ Award for Bravery

Detective Sergeant (DS) Joby Reeve of the City of London Police has been selected for the ‘Principal Bravery Award’ by the Sheriffs of the City of London sitting at The Old Bailey. The prestigious accolade was presented to DS Reeve on Monday 7 October during the Annual Dinner of...
Posted On 18 Oct 2019
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Office for National Statistics crime figures “don’t add up” suggests Redscan CEO

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has released its annual Crime Statistics for England and Wales in which it reveals a decline in computer misuse and computer virus offences. In response, Mike Fenton (CEO at Redscan, the UK-based cyber security firm) has pointed to the...
Posted On 17 Oct 2019