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“Rising crime shows no sign of abating” warns Police Federation in wake of latest ONS figures

Police forces appear to be struggling to stem the tide of ‘genuine increases’ in crime. Figures published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show that police-recorded crime has risen by 13% in the last 12 months with huge increases in violent crime (up by 19%), sexual...
Posted On 24 Oct 2017
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Securitas supports Emergency Services and military operations with additional patrols

Following the explosion on a tube train at Parsons Green London Underground Station on the morning of Friday 15 September, which resulted in 30 people being injured, the Joint Terrorism Analysis Centre increased the terrorism threat level posed in the UK from ‘Severe’...
Posted On 22 Sep 2017
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Britain seeks “comprehensive security and law enforcement partnership” with EU post-Brexit

Britain will look to agree a comprehensive new security, law enforcement and criminal justice partnership with the European Union (EU) after Brexit to fight what the Government calls “our shared threats from terrorism and organised crime”. In the latest future...
Posted On 19 Sep 2017
Professor Martin Gill CSyP FSyI
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Security Research Initiative focuses attentions on key considerations for security sector

The Security Research Initiative (SRI) has just published two reports addressing key considerations for the security industry. Together, the comprehensive documents seek to understand and highlight the ways in which private security can help protect the public – in both private...
Posted On 19 Sep 2017
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Home Office funds new Video-Enabled Justice programme for serving police officers

A new video link scheme designed to improve the way in which police officers give evidence and free up more time for their front line duties is going to be piloted thanks to an £11 million cash injection from the Government. The Video-Enabled Justice (VEJ) initiative, which is...
Posted On 07 Sep 2017
Nick Hurd
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Nick Hurd appointed Minister of State for Policing and the Fire Service by Prime Minister Theresa May

Nick Hurd, the Conservative MP for Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner, has been unveiled as the new Minister of State for Policing and the Fire Service. He succeeds Brandon Lewis in the role, with Lewis having been promoted to the post of Minister of State for Immigration by Prime...
Posted On 14 Jun 2017
Sir Thomas Winsor: Her Majesty's Chief Inspector of Constabulary
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Police service “cannot continue to fill the gaps left by other agencies” warns HMIC

Police forces are having to pick up the slack as cuts in other public services increase pressure on them. In his annual ‘State of Policing’ report, Sir Thomas Winsor (Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Constabulary) draws attention to “material pressures” on...
Posted On 24 Apr 2017
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Mayor Sadiq Khan’s budget confirms additional £27 million funding for policing in London

Sadiq Khan, the Mayor of London, has recently confirmed that he’s increasing his funding of policing in the capital by £27.8 million this year to attain a total figure of £621.6 million. The Mayor made this announcement just as his first budget was being considered for...
Posted On 20 Feb 2017
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Integration agreed between MoD’s Defence Science and Technology Laboratory and Home Office’s CAST

An integration has been agreed between the Ministry of Defence’s (MoD) Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (DSTL) and the Home Office’s Centre for Applied Science and Technology (CAST). This decision has been taken following a detailed review examining the best ways in...
Posted On 24 Jan 2017
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Home Secretary grants further funding to support “transformational” policing projects

Home Secretary Amber Rudd has now awarded more than £26 million in funding over the next three years to support 28 policing projects specifically designed to help transform the police service for the future. Fiscal backing through the Police Transformation Fund is granted by way...
Posted On 13 Dec 2016