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BSIA Briefing

The idea that a vending machine could dispense chocolate bars, but not cash intrigued John Shepherd-Barron. That’s precisely why Shepherd-Barron set out to design and launch the first ATM, which appeared on the streets of London in 1967, writes Sarah Staff. Back then, the...
Posted On 30 Aug 2019
John Apter: chair of the Police Federation of England and Wales
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Police chiefs to hold emergency summit amid scourge of assaults on officers

The call for an emergency summit by police chiefs to improve officer safety in the wake of a spate of serious incidents is positive, but must be more than just words observes the Police Federation of England and Wales. Next month, the National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) will...
Posted On 26 Aug 2019
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Home Office pledges £5 million to support tech development for crime prevention

The Home Office has pledged a sum of £5 million to support the development of innovative technology designed to help police forces prevent crime. The West Midlands Police will receive the grant to conduct further testing on a data analysis system that analyses large volumes of...
Posted On 19 Jul 2019
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National finalists for 2019 edition of British Security Awards unveiled by BSIA

The British Security Industry Association (BSIA) has announced the full list of national finalists for the 2019 edition of the Trade Association’s ever-popular British Security Awards, with the ceremony to be held on Wednesday 10 July at the Marriott Hotel on London’s...
Posted On 04 Jun 2019
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Broadcaster and journalist Jane Moore to present BSIA’s 2019 British Security Awards

The British Security Industry Association (BSIA) has announced that broadcaster and journalist Jane Moore will be the lead speaker and presenter at the annual British Security Awards, which take place in London on Wednesday 10 July at the Marriott Hotel in Grosvenor Square. Moore...
Posted On 17 May 2019
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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
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Liberty report “exposes police forces’ use of discriminatory data to predict crime”

At least 14 UK police forces have used or intend to use discriminatory computer programs to predict where crime will be committed and by whom. That’s according to research results published by Human Rights campaigning organisation Liberty. The new report entitled...
Posted On 04 Feb 2019
Policing Minister Nick Hurd
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Policing Minister Nick Hurd chairs Government’s new vehicle crime Task Force

Policing Minister Nick Hurd has chaired the first meeting of a Task Force whose members aimed to tackle vehicle theft. The new Task Force replicates the successful model used to reduce moped-related crime in London, which fell by a third in the period from January to October last...
Posted On 15 Jan 2019
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National Association for Healthcare Security Conference aims to ‘Protect The Millions’

The National Association for Healthcare Security’s (NAHS) 2018 Conference runs in Birmingham on Thursday 8 November. Organised once again with the assistance of AllSecurityEvents, the theme for this year’s gathering is ‘Protecting The Millions’. Risk Xtra...
Posted On 24 Sep 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