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The UK terror threat level has been raised to its highest level of “critical”

The UK terror threat level has been raised to its highest level of "critical", meaning further attacks may be imminent, Theresa May has said. The move came after investigators were unable to rule out whether Manchester bombing suspect Salman Abedi acted alone, the prime minister said. Military personnel will now…

Manchester Arena attack: Children among 22 killed at Ariana Grande concert

Manchester Arena attack: Children among 22 killed at Ariana Grande concert by suicide bomb explosion A suicide bomber has killed 22 people - including children - in an explosion that tore through fans leaving an Ariana Grande pop concert in Manchester. At least 59 people were also injured in the blast, which…

Armed police to travel on the Tube for the first time

Armed police to travel on the Tube for the first time ever on New Year's Eve Armed police will travel on London Underground trains for the first time ever on New Year’s Eve, it has been revealed. Firearms patrols which are routinely deployed at mainline train stations in London are…

Doggy doubles: Cloned canines to assist Russian police in Siberia

Doggy doubles: Cloned canines to assist Russian police in Siberia Stronger, more muscular… and cloned – Russia has received its first lab-produced police dogs from South Korea. The canines were created from the cells of a sniffer dog, but will the new arrivals endure the Siberian winter?   Three dogs,…

Dorset Police show support for this year’s Poppy Appeal

A Dorset Police car has been specially decorated with red poppies to show the Force’s support of the Royal British Legion annual Poppy Appeal. Acting Dorset Police and Crime Commissioner, Colin Pipe, said: “Following the success of our specially decorated pride vehicle at Bourne Free earlier this year, many members…

Specially trained to sniff out electronic storage devices

Specially trained to sniff out electronic storage devices:   On a Tuesday morning in July 2015, a swarm of FBI investigators and state officials combed through a large white-brick house in suburban Indiana. After they finished their initial sweep, a new detective was brought in. He was an altogether different species…

UK FESTIVALS & SNIFFER DOGS: THEIR REGULATIONS, YOUR RIGHTS

Festival season is fast approaching and across the UK sniffer dogs will be on the scent for festival-goers’ drugs. But just how effective are these dogs - and what does this mean for your rights? The use of sniffer dogs, sometimes known as “passive alert detection dogs”, is a part…

Armed police officers will face criminal gangs

Armed police officers will face criminal gangs head on to reduce the number of guns on London’s streets. Ken Marsh, Chairman of the Metropolitan Police Federation, said more armed officers will be deployed to “challenge” gang members and “take these weapons from them”. He was speaking as the Met announced…

“Outrageous’ Old Trafford security gaffe

Manchester United to investigate 'outrageous' Old Trafford security gaffe that caused Bournemouth match to be abandoned A farcical security blunder led to Manchester United’s final Premier League game of the season being cancelled on Sunday, after a private security firm forgot to remove a fake bomb taped to the back…

Security firm ‘scaring’ residents with evening visits

Security firm 'scaring' residents with evening visits:   A private security firm paid by people to patrol the streets of a seaside town has apologised after some residents were "scared" by staff visiting homes after dark. AGS carries out patrols in Frinton-on-Sea, Essex, at a cost of £2 a week.…

British government defeated as EU court rules travelling to work ‘is work’

Time spent by tradesmen driving to first job of the day counts as work, European Court of Justice rules, as British government warns costs to business will increase   Time spent by plumbers, decorators and carers driving to their first customer of the day counts towards the 48-hour working week, a European…

Airport sniffer dogs find ‘cheese and sausages’ but not drugs

The use of sniffer dogs at Manchester Airport has been criticised after dogs there failed to discover any Class A drugs in a seven-month period. But one dog, trained to detect illegal animal products, often found "small amounts of cheese or sausages" carried by holidaymakers, a report said. The review,…

Ballistic and Stab Protection Awareness for Security Staff in the UK

Ballistic and Stab Protection Awareness for Security Staff in the UK Given the diversity of the security industry, security personnel face various challenges and Stab Protection Awareness is essential. The dangers each job presents will vary based on factors, such as location, the type of people you may encounter, the value…

PDSA Dickin Medal for Lucca

We’re really proud to announce that Lucca, a retired US Marine Corp dog, has been awarded the PDSA Dickin Medal – the animal equivalent of the Victoria Cross. During her six years of active service, Lucca successfully completed 400 separate missions and her skills as a search and rescue dog…

Police to train extra 1,500 firearms officers

Police forces in England and Wales are to train an extra 1,500 firearms officers to help protect the public from terrorism. Many will be deployed in rapid-reaction teams, which will be on patrol and ready to react round the clock. There will also be more counter-terrorism teams outside London and…

Spot the Intruder: Why security lighting makes all the difference

Good lighting means it’s easier to see things – of course. However, you may be surprised to find out exactly how big a difference effective security lighting can make.   Don’t be mistaken into thinking that we mean security lighting is the be all and end all of security measures.…

Met police interested in using eagles to take down drones

Met police interested in using eagles to take down drones, Scotland Yard is interested in emulating a Dutch police initiative to use eagles to take down drones, the Metropolitan police has said. Scotland Yard could soon be employing a new type of “flying squad” in its battle against terrorists and…

Days of routine patrols by bobbies on the beat are over

Days of routine patrols by bobbies on the beat are over, says PCC   An outspoken police and crime commissioner has come out fighting after his force was left bruised by comments made by Zoe Billingham from Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC), saying he "does not like the phrase"…

Crackdown To Get Knives Off Streets

Crackdown To Get Knives Off Streets:   Police across England and Wales are beginning a week-long crackdown on knife crime, which rose significantly in 2015.   In London alone, during the first six weeks of this year, there have been eight knife related murders. Sky News was given exclusive access…

CCTV catches drivers

CCTV catches drivers Councils are using Big Brother CCTV tactics to catch more drivers doing traffic offences, an online insurer claims. Confused.com says that since 2012, drivers caught out by CCTV have paid out more than £182m in fines. Although cameras – fixed and carried on cars are monitoring for…

crime prevention christmas

crime prevention Christmas:    Always ensure you secure your home, business or student accommodation before you leave. If you have a burglar alarm remember to set it when you go out. It’s a good idea to use automatic lights and draw your curtains as the evenings get darker earlier. If…

Met police officers with axon body cameras

Metropolitan police selects taser to outfit officers with axon body cameras We're excited to announce that the London Metropolitan Police Service has selected TASER to outfit its officers with body cameras over the next three years. As part of the planned deployment, every uniformed officer will receive an Axon body-worn…

The thin blue line is vanishing

The thin blue line is vanishing Exclusive poll reveals seven out of ten of us rarely see a bobby on the beat - and 30% don't believe they would treat their case 'seriously' Repeated warnings about dangers of cuts to police budgets have hit home Only nine per cent support…

Getting personal: on the beat with body worn cameras

Getting personal: on the beat with body worn cameras Tim Compston of SecurityNewsDesk discovers that body worn video cameras are increasingly in the frame to help protect police officers, workers and the wider community. As Body Worn Video (BWV) camera solutions expand their reach amongst police forces, and filter down to…

Residents of a seaside town now £100 each a year for a private security firm

Residents of a seaside town which has just six PCSOs now pay £100 each a year for a private security firm to patrol their streets   AGS says it is paid £2-a-week by 300 of Frinton's 4,000 seaside residents Town has no police station and nearest one 8 miles away…

Risks to businesses and individuals when an alarm is activated out of hours

It's 5 o'clock in the evening. It's time to lock up your business premises, not worry about work for another 16 hours, go home and relax. Nothing is going to happen to your business for those 16 hours that nobody is there, is it? Unfortunately, every organisation, however big or…

First police force faces ‘going out of business’

First police force faces 'going out of business' Lincolnshire chief constable, Neil Rhodes, warns that his force will be the first to fall under the current unsustainable funding arrangements One of Britain's largest rural police forces will effectively go out of business within three years, its Chief Constable has warned.…

Notting Hill Carnival safety advice 2015

Notting Hill Carnival safety advice 2015 The Metropolitan Police Service has been working closely with the organisers of Notting Hill Carnival, The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea Council, Westminster City Council and a number of other partners to ensure a safe and enjoyable weekend for those attending the event.…

Rifles and automatic weapons seized in Kent

Rifles and automatic weapons seized in Kent Seven people have now been charged as a result of a National Crime Agency investigation into the suspected importation of firearms. Officers seized 22 automatic assault rifles, 9 Skorpion machine pistols, 58 magazines, 2 silencers and around 1000 live rounds of ammunition following…

Security charge such low prices

Security charge such low prices How are some firms able to charge such low prices? At the end of January another Security firm director was sentenced for illegal business practices. These included unlawful immigration and provided non SIA licensed staff. SIA Head of Investigation Darren Woodhouse said: “The sentencing of Sandra…

Police may no longer attend burglaries

Sara Thornton: Police may no longer attend burglaries The public should not expect to see a police officer after crimes such as burglary, the head of the new National Police Chiefs' Council has said. Sara Thornton told the BBC's Victoria Derbyshire budget cuts and the changing nature of criminality meant…

Council-paid police to respond to 500 calls in two months

Council-paid police to respond to 500 calls in two months. Police officers funded by Hammersmith & Fulham have responded to almost 500 emergency calls since receiving extra council support.   The figures are for the past eight weeks, when the local authority paid for eight new police officers in the…

physical security for London

physical security for London physical security nobody understands the application of security quite like MOD security. Complimenting our in- house services we provide Managed solutions to deliver an all encompassing service, including your Physical Security requirements. Our unparalleled level of expertise and end-user understanding can look at the whole proposition,…

Cutting Back on Security Can be a False Economy

Cutting Back on Security Can be a False Economy:   For most companies, keeping their overheads under control is very important. This has led some organization to try and manage without the services they normally use outside contractors for – such as security and cleaners. On paper, this might look…

Coping Without Cops

Coping Without Cops Many of us have felt the effect of the cuts over the past five years as spending has been reduced for many public services including the police. Since 2010 in England and Wales we’ve lost 17,000 police officers, a quarter of police helicopter bases have closed and…

20,000 London police to wear body cams

The Mayor of London Boris Johnson has today announced plans to supply the majority of Metropolitan Police officers with roughly 20,000 body-worn cameras within the next ten months.   Like other law enforcement agencies, particularly in the US, London police have been conducting a formal trial of the devices, said…

Foreign aid madness: Britain cuts police budgets but spends £185 MILLION on foreign cops

BRITAIN'S spiralling foreign aid budget has seen £185million spent on foreign police forces in countries such as Bangladesh, Congo, Nigeria and Malawi – while UK police budgets have been cut by 20 per cent since 2011.   Only two weeks ago, Steve White, the chairman of the Police Federation, warned…

Mayfair squat eviction: ‘Squatters are playing Monopoly by taking over some of London’s top properties’

Squatters are “playing Monopoly” with central London’s most prestigious addresses, a bailiff whose firm has evicted activists from more than a dozen prime properties said today:   High Court enforcement officer Jonathan Chatfield and his team from the Burlington Group were pressed into service again last night as a group…

Croydon Violent Crime ‘On The Rise’ retail security guards

Businesses in Croydon, south London might want to focus on stepping up their security this year, be it through the installation of CCTV cameras and motion-sensitive lighting or even more retail security officers, given new figures revealing that violent crime is up in the borough. Official police figures, published by This…

Fewer police patrols not surprising 05 May 2015

News that more than a quarter of police patrols have been withdrawn from British streets is not surprising and increasingly worrying.   So says Steve White, chair of the Police Federation of England and Wales, following publication of UNISON’s report today ‘More trouble in the neighbourhood.’ The report states that…

Security alarms systems

Burglar alarm Alarm systems are a worthwhile investment in the protection of your home and family. Studies reveal that it is far less likely that you will become the victim of a at home if you have a correctly fitted and well maintained burglar alarm. However, they should be regarded…

The benefits of using specialist search dogs at events

All types of events face a number of security and infrastructure challenges including festivals, concerts, exhibitions and sporting events.   Major events now demand a comprehensive quality-orientated approach to event security and companies, more so now than ever, are turning to specialist search dogs companies to support them in creating…

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