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Lengthening sentences for those guilty of assaulting emergency workers

Anyone who assaults or attacks emergency workers could face longer jail terms, following the announcement of a consultation on doubling the maximum penalty for the offence. Read More

Private security helping to protect York City Centre during COVID-19 pandemic

We find out how uniformed employees of a private security company operating with police powers have been specifically asked by businesses in York City Centre to check on their premises whilst they remain empty. Read More

Policing Minister launches £25m fund to tackle “crime hotspots”

A new £25 million scheme to tackle burglary and theft in crime hotspots was launched by the Policing Minister in January 2020, specifically designed for areas that have a high rate of theft, robbery and burglary, also known as acquisitive crimes. Read More

New animation campaign to tackle cash-in-transit robbery during festive season

A short animation, created by The Security Industry (BSIA) and the North West Reginal Organised Crime Unit (ROCU), has been launched to inform the public on how to keep their communities protected from cash-in-transit robberies, especially during this Black Friday week and festive season. Read More

Public consent for facial recognition needs “multi-modal biometric strategy”

This could include “digital fingerprinting, which ensures a higher level of public consent due to the maturity of fingerprints as an identity verification technique,” said Jason Tooley, board member of techUK and chief revenue officer at Veridium. Read More

London Digital Security Centre launches nationwide cyber certification scheme at IFSEC 2019

The PDSC will take the scheme nationwide, helping organisations reduce their vulnerability to cybercrime in partnership with industry, government, academia and law enforcement. Read More

The next-generation body-worn cameras transforming policing and security

In recent years we have seen a transformation in policing and security. Technology-driven solutions have created ‘connected’ officers: they can […] Read More

Edesix to launch new VideoBadge VB-400 AT IFSEC 2019

Edesix's new Body Worn Camera will have 1080p recording, Bluetooth sensor monitoring and GPS functionality. Read More

Tavcom Training launches online body-worn video course

Taking around 10 hours to complete the course covers the practicalities of using BWV cameras, as well as guidance around policy and regulation. Read More

How crime was ‘designed out’ of a notorious London estate

An ex-council estate once blighted by crime and antisocial behaviour has seen crime plummet thanks to a five-year regeneration project guided by the latest crime prevention techniques. Read More



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