James Kelly: CEO at the BSIA
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BSIA submits evidence to Public Accounts Committee on financial sustainability of police forces

The British Security Industry Association (BSIA) has submitted written evidence to the Parliamentary Public Accounts Committee in advance of its first evidence session of the new Parliament. The Committee is due to hold a session in the Houses of Parliament at 4.00 pm this...
Posted On 13 Jul 2015
The College of Policing is examining leadership within the police service
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Leadership across all ranks and roles “needs to change” in order to help policing meet future challenges

According to a final report published by the College of Policing, “leadership across all ranks and roles [of the police service] needs to change in order to help policing meet the challenges of the future”. Indeed, the new Leadership Review identifies a need to...
Posted On 13 Jul 2015
David Ward: Managing Director of Ward Security
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Traditional Security in a Modern World

As London played host to Operation Strong Tower – the major counter-terrorism exercise that was six months in the planning and involved 1,000 police officers across the city – and with the country still reeling in shock following tragic events overseas, it’s clear that no...
Posted On 09 Jul 2015
Peter Webster
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Have we reached the end of ‘The Thin Blue Line’?

Much has been made in the national media about the former Coalition Government’s austerity cuts to public services and, in terms of the security space, the Police Federation of England and Wales continues to be vocal in its opposition to the proposed reduction of police officer...
Posted On 23 Jun 2015
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International Terrorism: Facing The Challenge

While the present security focus is understandably on the threat posed by ISIL, it’s worth making the point that the Syria-related challenge represents just over 50% of the work conducted by the counter-terrorism network. Mark Rowley outlines how and where the police service is...
Posted On 23 Jun 2015
The BSIA has launched a procurement survey to ascertain buying habits and patterns among security end users
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End user security procurement survey devised and launched by BSIA

The British Security Industry Association (BSIA) is seeking to understand the factors which presently influence security procurement and investment by way of an online survey. The survey – which is open to all individuals involved in the procurement and management of security...
Posted On 11 May 2015
David Ward: Managing Director of Ward Security
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The Increasing Importance of Collaborative Working

As the UK faces ongoing cuts to policing and public services, the challenge for the security industry is to show leadership in how it can help cover the shortfall in police effectiveness, particularly at a deterrent level, as well as assist local authorities in deriving the best...
Posted On 06 May 2015
The BSIA has produced a Manifesto for the new UK Government prior to the 2015 General Election
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BSIA introduces detailed Government Manifesto ahead of 2015 General Election

With the 2015 General Election taking place on Thursday 7 May, the British Security Industry Association (BSIA) has launched its Manifesto setting out the Association’s key ‘asks’ of the next Government and how the BSIA will build upon its existing influence to achieve these...
Posted On 05 May 2015
The Metropolitan Police Service statistics covering the last 12 months reveal that there have been large reductions across the majority of key neighbourhood crime categories such as robbery, burglary and theft
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End-of-Year crime statistics for 2014-2015 issued by Metropolitan Police Service

The latest statistics covering the last 12 months reveal there have been large reductions across the majority of key neighbourhood crime categories including robbery, burglary and theft. Overall, the seven neighbourhood crime categories show a 7% reduction, equating to nearly...
Posted On 20 Apr 2015
Ed Miliband: Leader of the Opposition
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Labour Party vows to create safer communities if General Election vote is won

Plans for policing, justice reform, tackling the extremist threat, national defence and security, the Armed Forces and cyber security are all covered in some detail within the Labour Party’s 84-page 2015 General Election Manifesto. Brian Sims reviews the main points to note...
Posted On 17 Apr 2015