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8 April 2014
Did you know there are eight security features on the £20 note?
The 'Bank of England Banknotes' app is an interactive touch screen guide for checking your banknotes. It enables users to view all current Bank of England banknotes and their security features. For example: did you know there are eight security features on the £20 note?...
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7 April 2014
Police and mental health staff team up
A new scheme is being launched by police and health chiefs to provide better care for people with mental health issues and learning disabilities in emergency situations. The Street Triage scheme will see specially-trained mental health nurses from Nottinghamshire Healthcare join police officers on callouts throughout Nottinghamshire....
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4 April 2014
CitySafe scheme will bring business to Gloucester
Tens of thousands of pounds worth of extra business could be added to the balance sheets of city shops and bars under Gloucester's new CitySafe scheme, it is hoped. 30 days into his new role, former police chief Richard Burge is closer to signing up all city businesses to the new crime reduction partnership....
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31 March 2014
Police name and shame shoplifters in crackdown
Police in Sunderland are warning shoplifters as they name and shame offenders. Known thieves are being dragged before the courts as part of a crackdown on shoplifters in the city. Extra patrols are also being carried out in shopping areas and police are working with shop security staff to prevent crime....
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29 March 2014
Local charity wins national award for tackling metal theft
People United Against Crime (PUAC) has been Highly Commended by the National Metal Theft Taskforce for their pioneering metal theft reduction strategies in Yorkshire and the Humber region and for demonstrating great leadership in challenging many of the obstacles facing law enforcement and industry in combating metal theft across Europe....
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28 March 2014
Millions saved by forces merger
The merger of Scotland's eight police forces into a single organisation has saved more than £72 million within a year of its creation, a report has revealed. Police Scotland's finance management report said that it is likely to deliver £1.1 billion of savings two years ahead of the scheduled date of 2026....
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27 March 2014
Ten crime partnerships adopt DISC in the first two months of 2014
DISC is now used by over a hundred BIDs, BCRPs, Chambers of Commerce, Community Safety Partnerships and local policing teams, across the country. Among them is a new cross-sector group, comprising some of the most glamorous names in retailing. The Safer Jewellery Group of top-end jewellery houses has adopted DISC for its information-sharing platform, with partners such as Graff Diamonds, Tiffany's, De Beers, Harrods, to name but a few....
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26 March 2014
Ignoring Crime Science is a risky business
According to Wikipedia, Crime Science is the study of crime in order to find ways to prevent it. Three features distinguish crime science from criminology: it is single-minded about cutting crime, rather than studying it for its own sake; accordingly it focuses on crime rather than criminals; and it is multidisciplinary, notably recruiting scientific methodology rather than relying on social theory....
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24 March 2014
Manchester business crime champion receives award
Mike Rawlings, the training and liaison officer at Manchester's business crime reduction partnership, has been named Business Watch Co-ordinator of the Year by Greater Manchester Police for services to the retail sector in Manchester city centre....
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21 March 2014
Police leading day of action to decrease mobile phone crime
The Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) has launched a mass European day of action in London focusing on mobile phone crime, theft and the second hand stolen goods market. Initiated by the MPS through Operation Ringtone,in partnership with the National Mobile Phone Crime Unit (NMPCU)....
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20 March 2014
New pound coin designed to combat counterfeiting
A new £1 coin, billed by the Royal Mint as the "most secure coin in the world", is to be introduced in 2017. The move comes amid concerns about the 30-year old coin's vulnerability to counterfeiting, with an estimated 45 million forgeries in circulation. The new coin is based on the design of the old threepenny bit. A competition will be held to decide what image to put on the "tails" side of the coin....
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19 March 2014
Police launch database in bid to tackle crime at city hotels
Officers will circulate secret intelligence among Glasgow hoteliers in a bid to crack down on prostitution, theft and serious fraud. 'Hotel Check-In Glasgow' will focus on creating a detailed -picture of habits of the individuals involved in serious -organised crime. It is hoped sharing information about criminal customers will prevent them moving between hotels....
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18 March 2014
Extra police brought in to tackle shoplifting
A crackdown by police on thieves who target town centre stores in South Shields is stepping up a gear after more than 100 thefts were reported in three months. Extra patrols are being drafted in as officers target shoplifters.The move is part of Northumbria Police's Operation Soundwave campaign and is aimed at tackling opportunist crime....
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17 March 2014
Business Improvement District strikes deal to keep 10 extra police officers in town centre
Croydon Business Improvement District (BID) has been funding the provision of five extra officers for five years and now, at a cost of around £200,000, has agreed to extend the contract with the Met for another year. The deal includes matched funding from the Met, which brings the total number of extra officers to 10....
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14 March 2014
Herd the one about the stolen tractor? New Crimestoppers rural crime campaign
Crimestoppers, the national crime-fighting charity, is teaming up with local volunteer committees, law enforcement agencies and rural partners across the country to launch an innovative, social media campaign to help fight the crimes that affect the livelihood and stability of our rural communities....
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12 March 2014
ACPO and NBCF announce definition of business crime
The Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO), together with the National Business Crime Forum (NBCF), have announced that a definition of business crime has now been formally agreed. It is widely understood that a minimum of 15 per cent of all crime is related to business crime....
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11 March 2014
LifeLock keeps them out!
I've recently been in touch with locksmith and safe designer, Joe Silver, about his excellent invention - the LifeLock. It is a pocket-sized portable door lock that prevents unauthorised access when you are inside a room. I've been carrying one of these around in my suitcase for several years and use it on hotel bedroom doors. Let me explain....
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8 March 2014
TruckPol relaunches to fight freight crime
TruckPol, the joint police and haulage industry partnership dedicated to fighting freight crime, is set to re-open its doors following sponsorship and support from the National Business Crime Solution. TruckPol is an independent not-for-profit organisation working collaboratively with the UK's 43 police forces, freight and haulage associations, independent commercial organisations and insurers....
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6 March 2014
100 shop staff abused or attacked every day
New guidelines on protecting shop workers have been issued after 36,000 fell victim to violence or abuse last year. The BRC said this poses an "unacceptable threat to the health and well being" of three million UK shop workers. Businesses now face the threat of unlimited fines, remedial orders and publicity orders if they fail to follow guidelines....
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4 March 2014
Police press-gang pink pigeon into crime-busting role
AS ace detectives go, it's unlikely to ruffle too many villains' feathers, but one North-East police team has signed up a crime-fighting pink pigeon as a light-hearted way of preserving law and order. The pigeon - with its distinctive shocking pink plumage - was spotted soaring across the skies above Darlington last week....
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23 April 2014
Security TWENTY 14 South
The Conference is aimed at end users, purchasers and those who specify security products and will update attendees on the latest developments in the security sector.... More
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15 May 2014
Fraud and Error Conference 2014
Government are calling for a zero tolerance approach following the National Fraud Authority's June 2013 report findings that fraud and error is costing the UK public sector GBP20.6 billion. London... More
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8 July 2014
Security TWENTY 14 North
The Conference is aimed at end users, purchasers and those who specify security products and will update attendees on the latest developments in the security sector.... More
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