The European Police Chiefs Convention was held at Europol's headquarters in The Hague
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Police chiefs meet at Europol’s headquarters to discuss terrorism and illegal immigration issues

On 23 and 24 September, over 300 high-level representatives from 50 countries and a dozen international and European organisations attended the European Police Chiefs Convention (EPCC) at Europol’s headquarters in The Hague. This year, the police chiefs and senior...
Posted On 26 Sep 2015
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Government enforces Prevent guidance for UK’s higher and further education institutions

From Friday 18 September 2015, universities and colleges across the country are legally required to take steps aimed at preventing their students from being drawn into terrorism. Introduced as part of the Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015, the Prevent duty came into effect...
Posted On 20 Sep 2015
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Threat from terrorism “most serious facing Britain in security terms” urges MI5 director general

Earlier today, MI5 director general Andrew Parker gave the first live interview by a serving head of the Security Service in the organisation’s 106-year history. Parker was interviewed at length on BBC Radio 4 and talked about the work of MI5 in keeping the nation safe,...
Posted On 17 Sep 2015
Chris Plimley
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Syrian refugee tragedy escalates debate on border security regimes to fever pitch

The tragic human cost of the present refugee crisis unravelling across mainland Europe finally crashed into our mass conscience with the gruesome images of the body of a three year-old Syrian boy washed ashore in Turkey. Consequently, the rhetoric around whether to lock down our...
Posted On 08 Sep 2015
Sir David Veness CBE QPM
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Closing The Gap: Increasing Corporate Investment in Security

Former Metropolitan Police Service Assistant Commissioner Sir David Veness presents a strong argument to suggest that recent developments in the sphere of international terrorism, coupled with current responses to the threats and risks posed, have duly bolstered the business case...
Posted On 14 Jul 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 United Nations Security Council Ministerial Briefing on Foreign Terrorist Fighters has called on Member States to increase reporting of information to – and their use of – Interpol’s databases to help identify, monitor or prevent the transit of foreign terrorist fighters
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“Unprecedented” foreign terrorist fighter threat “requires global action” urges Interpol’s leader

Addressing the United Nations Security Council ministerial briefing on foreign terrorist fighters, Interpol Secretary General Jürgen Stock has stated that countries need to “share even more information, and share it even better”. Stock told the high-level meeting that...
Posted On 31 May 2015
Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond speaking at RUSI
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Foreign Secretary praises diligent work of Secret Intelligence Service and GCHQ in RUSI speech

Philip Hammond MP has given a detailed speech at the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) in which he praised the work of the Secret Intelligence Service and GCHQ. During his delivery, the Foreign Secretary focused on current threats to British citizens posed by international...
Posted On 10 Mar 2015
Home Secretary Theresa May
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Home Secretary outlines UK Government’s response to the Paris terror attacks

Home Secretary Theresa May has given a detailed statement to Parliament in relation to last week’s terrorist attacks in Paris and covered in detail the UK’s response. It will take some time for us to learn the full details of the attacks of last week, but the basic...
Posted On 15 Jan 2015
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Digital Evidence: Eradicating the pessimism

Mobile forensics have the potential to transform traditional methods of profiling offenders and build a comprehensive picture of suspects. Yuval Ben-Moshe outlines the importance of social data and why the evidence it can provide deserves greater traction among the legal system...
Posted On 10 Nov 2014