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340-plus arrests made as Operation Fahrenheit targets London’s West End

More than 340 arrests have been made as part of an ongoing operation tackling robbery in the West End as the Metropolitan Police Service launches an advertising campaign targeted at central London and urging people to “Look up, Look out” for thieves. Operation Fahrenheit was...
Posted On 17 Feb 2020
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Home Office launches Safer Streets Fund to combat theft in crime ‘hotspots’

A new £25 million fund set aside to tackle burglary, theft and other offences in crime ‘hotspots’ has been announced by the Home Office. Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) across England and Wales will be able to bid for Safer Streets Fund investment for measures...
Posted On 02 Oct 2019
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Retail Security: Using Technology to Boost Protection and Enhance The Bottom Line

Britain’s hard-pressed High Street retailers are in a position whereby they require real and tangible assistance in order to combat rising crime-related losses. Here, Trevor Wallace argues that the solution lies in technology that simultaneously boosts bottom line returns on...
Posted On 21 May 2019
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BSIA welcomes lengthy sentences handed down to Cash-in-Transit crime group

The British Security Industry Association (BSIA) has welcomed the lengthy sentencing of a security officer who acted as the ‘inside man’ in a series of Cash-in-Transit heists, and very much hopes such stringent jail terms will play a major role in the reduction of...
Posted On 26 Feb 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
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Three-quarters of retailers “concerned” over police service response to crime

The Association of Convenience Stores has responded to the publication of the Home Affairs Committee’s report into policing, urging the Government to take action to ensure that police forces are adequately resourced to deal with crime. The Association’s figures show that...
Posted On 29 Oct 2018
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Home Affairs Committee warns of “dire consequences” without extra police funding

The Home Affairs Select Committee has urged the Government to prioritise policing in the Autumn Budget and the next Comprehensive Spending Review, warning that without any additional funding for policing, there will be “dire consequences” for public safety and...
Posted On 25 Oct 2018
Baroness Ruth Henig CBE
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‘Manchester Security – Safe and Secure for Business’ returns on 13 November

The popular free event entitled ‘Manchester Security – Safe and Secure for Business’ will return to the city on Tuesday 13 November, providing valuable advice on the current security challenges facing organisations. The event will be opened by ACC Russ Jackson QPM,...
Posted On 15 Oct 2018
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NBCS urges logistics companies to take action on preventing tobacco theft from delivery vehicles

The National Business Crime Solution (NBCS) is urging logistics companies to do more to halt the rapid escalation in tobacco theft from the rear of delivery vehicles. There has been a sharp increase in the number of reported incidents, with police figures stating at least 240...
Posted On 25 Jul 2018
Neil Basu
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Terrorism arrests rise by 17% in past year according to latest Government statistics

The number of arrests being made by counter-terrorism officers in the UK has risen by 17% in the past year. The arrest figures released by the Home Office, which cover the year up to the end of March 2018, reflect the sustained increase in pace of activity by police services...
Posted On 15 Jun 2018
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