John Apter: chair of the Police Federation of England and Wales
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Police Federation chair John Apter calls for “common sense” in setting police priorities

Police Federation chair John Apter has called for more “common sense” in setting police priorities. Apter has stated that rank and file members feel frustrated at being tasked with investigating trivial rows on social media, for example, at the expense of attending...
Posted On 01 Oct 2018
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Police Scotland and SIA bring private security staff together to act against terrorism

On Thursday 28 June in Glasgow, Police Scotland and the Security Industry Authority (SIA) launched a new series of events intended to enlist front line private security operatives in the fight against terrorism. The pilot event took place at the Scottish Event Campus. These...
Posted On 04 Jul 2018
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“Secure data destruction now absolutely essential” state BSIA member companies

Members of the British Security Industry Association’s (BSIA) Information Destruction Section are warning organisations from all sectors to ensure that they comply with the Data Protection Act. This follows on from the news that Greater Manchester Police (GMP) has been fine...
Posted On 08 May 2017
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Mitie begins five-year partnership with Scottish Police Authority and Scottish Fire and Rescue Service

Facilities management company Mitie has been awarded a new five-year contract with the Scottish Police Authority (SPA) and the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) to provide hard FM services for their buildings across Scotland and the Islands. Formally established on 1 April...
Posted On 28 Nov 2016
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G4S and Digital Barriers announce strategic technology partnership for event security

G4S has entered into a strategic partnership with technology specialist Digital Barriers which will see G4S deploy the company’s ThruVis solution at major UK events in order to protect against the threat from concealed weapons and explosives. G4S will use ThruVis to provide...
Posted On 12 Oct 2016
The SCCJR has just published a report focused on the electronic monitoring of offenders
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Report on ‘Electronic Monitoring: Tagging Technologies in Criminal Justice’ published by SCCJR

A new report on electronic monitoring has been published by the Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research at the same time as Cabinet Secretary for Justice Michael Matheson MSP announced the Scottish Government’s future vision for the use of tagging technologies at a...
Posted On 27 Aug 2015