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Home Secretary chairs meeting of senior police officers to discuss tackling violent crime

Home Secretary Sajid Javid has chaired a meeting with police leaders from across the country to discuss what more can be done to tackle serious violence. Chief constables from seven forces, which have seen the highest levels of serious violence, met alongside Sara Thornton (chair...
Posted On 07 Mar 2019
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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Privacy International and Liberty fight to unearth police use of “intrusive” mobile phone monitoring technology

Privacy International has filed an appeal challenging police forces’ refusal to disclose information on their purchase and use of IMSI catchers. IMSI catchers are surveillance tools which mimic mobile phone towers, tricking phones into connecting with them and revealing...
Posted On 14 Aug 2018
Chief constable Stephen Watson and University of Sheffield president and vice-chancellor Professor Sir Keith Burnett pictured with Richard Yates (head of security) and the University of Sheffield’s Security Team
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Security management at University of Sheffield honoured by Secured Environments accreditation

The University of Sheffield has had its excellent security management regime recognised after gaining the prestigious Secured Environments accreditation. The award, which affirms that the seat of learning is following several key principles to maximise the safety of staff,...
Posted On 18 Jun 2018
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“Police forces save £273 million on equipment costs in three years” reports Home Office

The Home Office has now published the third ‘basket of goods’ data set allowing the public to compare what each police force spends on common items to ensure best value for money. With Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) spending almost a quarter of their overall budgets on...
Posted On 09 May 2018
Doncaster Magistrates Court
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Diamond Security found guilty of supplying 17-year-old door supervisor for work in Doncaster

On Monday 15 January at Doncaster Magistrates Court, Leslie Fitzakerley of the dissolved company Diamond Security was found guilty of supplying unlicensed door supervisors. The Security Industry Authority (SIA) began investigating the case in April last year when the Regulator...
Posted On 24 Jan 2018
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Former ACS company Elite Security (NW) Ltd sentenced for deploying unlicensed security officer

On Tuesday 1 November, Elite Security (NW) Ltd and David Halliwell were found guilty and sentenced at Wigan and Leigh Magistrates Court for deploying an unlicensed security officer. In May last year, Elite Security (NW) Ltd e-mailed a Security Industry Authority (SIA) Approved...
Posted On 11 Nov 2016