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9 July 2014
Government welcomes industry action to tackle irresponsible drinking
Ministers have welcomed a package of measures announced by the alcohol industry targeted at tackling irresponsible drinking. The package includes a series of measures that are being taken forward by different companies and organisations across the industry....
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6 July 2014
Crimestoppers launches 'The Game of Fraud'
Crimestoppers 'The Game of Fraud' is designed for small businesses so that they can assess their risk status. The quiz highlights ten types of fraud which businesses are likely to encounter and by answering the questions posed in the quiz, it can help to assess the level of risk of the respondent....
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4 July 2014
Crime-fighting businesswoman honoured by police
A businesswoman who helped police catch wanted criminals through a Shopwatch scheme has been honoured for her work. Jennifer Kirby was presented with a Chief Superintendent's Commendation in recognition for her work as chair of the Shopwatch scheme....
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28 June 2014
Data Protection workshops for businesses
The free workshops are for small to medium sized enterprises (SMEs) from various sectors ranging from charities to private companies. The events are aimed at staff or managers with limited practical experience of data protection who are working for organisations who have responsibility for processing personal data....
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24 June 2014
The Great British High Street of the Year 2014 competition
A brand new competition has been launched by the Minister for High Streets Brandon Lewis MP, The Future High Streets Forum and ATCM. The Great British High Street of the Year is an opportunity to celebrate the fantastic places and the people that live, work, and play in our towns and cities. If you are a Town Team, BID or local partnership, they want you to tell and show them why your high street is great!...
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20 June 2014
More than £1.5m of funding for community projects which aid crime reduction
The funding has been made available for Humberside PCC Matthew Grove's Commissioner's Crime Reduction Fund. The money will be for projects over the next four years. He said: "Using these resources, I can make money available every year to support local people through a range of options to assist communities to help me deliver the outcomes in my Police and Crime Plan....
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18 June 2014
Street triage scheme 'proving its worth'
Police forces piloting a street triage scheme have hailed it a huge success with a dramatic reduction in the number of people with mental health issues being taken into custody. After only four months, one force is reporting that a £100,000 has been saved by the police, ambulance and the NHS by ensuring that vulnerable people receive the right treatment and care in an emergency and not simply taken to a police cell....
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12 June 2014
Fight against illicit alcohol and tobacco wins Home Office backing
An ongoing operation to combat the sale of illicit alcohol and tobacco in Staffordshire will be boosted by money taken back from criminals. Nearly £35,000 funding from proceeds of crime will be used to tackle the problem of counterfeit and untaxed tobacco and alcohol. Counterfeit alcohol can contain hazardous chemicals which can seriously harm people's health while illicit tobacco often contains harmful substances....
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8 June 2014
Cyber Essentials - get the facts
Cyber Essentials is a new government backed and industry support scheme to guide businesses in protecting themselves against cyber threats. BAE Systems, Barclays and Hewlett-Packard are amongst the first businesses applying for certification. The award will allow business to show consumers that they have measures in place to help defend against common cyber threats, such as the recent GOZeuS and CryptoLocker malware attacks....
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4 June 2014
Nominations welcomed for Country Crime Fighters Awards
NFU Mutual, the UK's leading rural insurer, has announced the return of its annual Country Crime Fighters Awards 2014. With a cash fund of up to £6,500 available, the Awards will help to recognise and celebrate unsung rural heroes by providing them with financial and practical support to help fund anti-crime initiatives....
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14 May 2014
Don't forget the garage door
The regular crime bulletins from the Home Office continue to show crime reductions for most property crimes, including burglary, but the numbers of burglaries of garages and sheds have remained fairly flat. This is probably because our better home security arrangements have been throwing the burglar's attention to the less secure outbuildings instead....
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12 May 2014
The current regulatory system for UK television advertising of alcohol is inadequate claims survey
The University of Manchester has recently undertaken a piece of research which suggests that the current regulatory system for UK television advertising of alcohol is inadequate. 373 adults, aged 18-74 years, were shown seven adverts that had been broadcast in the previous month on leading television channels. Over 75% of the participants rated the adverts as breaching at least one rule from the Advertising Standards Authority's Broadcast Committee of Advertising Practice (BCAP) Code....
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6 May 2014
Mounted units 'vital to increasing police trust'
Mounted units are a vital resource for bolstering confidence and trust in the police, with research revealing that they increase the public's positive perception of the service by 10 per cent. An 18-month study commissioned by found that compared to officers on foot, those on horseback were six times more likely to be acknowledged positively or noticed by the public....
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30 April 2014
The cyber risks facing UK retailers - lessons from the US
Rarely has security vulnerability gained worldwide notoriety as quickly as that achieved by Heartbleed, a programming flaw in a critical part of the technology used to encrypt communication between secure servers on the internet. More than anything it has reinforced the importance of security awareness and the speed of response to such incidents....
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28 April 2014
Shops use technology to fight against criminals
A new anti-shoplifting scheme has revolutionised how businesses across Merseyside protect themselves from thieves. Liverpool, Wirral and St Helens have joined a network alerting shops to potential and persistent offenders in their areas within minutes. The Database & Intranet for Safer Communities (DISC), was introduced by Liverpool Chamber of Commerce for a trial period before being taken on permanently....
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24 April 2014
Facewatch and DISC 'working together' on new business crime service
Facewatch and Littoralis have announced that they are working together to develop an integrated business crime service to 'enhance their ability to support Police, Partnerships and Businesses in the reduction and prevention of crime'....
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20 April 2014
Cracking the preventative crime code
During the recent budget announcement, George Osborne outlined a £42m investment in big data and algorithm research. The Alan Turing Institute, named after code-breaker Turing, will receive funding over five-years to investigate and look at tangible ways to harness big data....
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18 April 2014
Police launch new app to tackle hate crime
Dorset Police has joined forces with the Borough of Poole and Bournemouth Borough Council to launch a pioneering App for iPhone and android smartphones to help victims of hate crime. The app helps the most vulnerable members of society understand how to deal with the traumatic effect of such crimes, why it happens, how to report it and where to seek help and support....
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14 April 2014
A renewed commitment to reducing business crime
A supermarket has renewed its support of an award-winning crime prevention scheme which is aimed at reducing business related crime by keeping tabs on known criminals. Tesco in Barry has signed the new 2014 membership agreements for the store to renew their commitment and support as a member of Business Pact....
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11 April 2014
Police to wear digital cameras as part of courts efficiency plan
Police officers will be expected to record interviews at crime scenes on mobile devices and deliver filmed evidence online under a digital court initiative recently announced by the Ministry of Justice. The project, aimed at dragging 19th century trial procedures into the 21st century, will cause mounds of legal paperwork to be replaced by laptops and video screens in magistrates and crown courts across England and Wales....
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Data Protection workshops for businesses
The free workshops are for small to medium sized enterprises (SMEs) from various sectors ranging from charities to private companies. The events are aimed at staff or managers with limited practical experience of data protection who are working for organisations who have responsibility for processing personal data.... More
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24 September 2014
ABCP Business Crime Conference 2014
Venue: Jury's Hotel, Midsummer Boulevard, Milton Keynes, MK9 2HP. The conference will focus on business crime reduction partnerships and their work and will provide essential information and networking opportunity for everyone whose work encompasses business crime.... More
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2 October 2014
Retail Crime & Loss Prevention Conference
This year's BRC Retail Crime Survey has revealed that UK retailers are fighting a rising tide of organised theft in store. Combined with the dramatic increase in fraud and ecrime, and the commonly perceived threat to businesses posed by cyber-attacks, this means that retailers are facing an increasingly sophisticated criminal.... More
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