Counter Terror

Designing out Crime qualification to 11 Police Forces

Designing Out Crime Officers (DOCO’s) representing eleven police forces are amongst the latest to undertake the accredited Level 5 Diploma in Crime Prevention – Designing Out Crime, delivered by the Police Crime Prevention Academy. All Fifteen Designing Out Crime Officers who undertook the accredited qualification in March 2021 are newly appointed DOCO’s who will be…

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Terror on the High Street on a Sunday afternoon


Terror once again descended onto the capital’s streets as another terrorist incident on Streatham High Road, Lambeth took place in the middle of Sunday afternoon. However, unlike other ‘lone wolf’ terrorist attacks in the capital this one was not only witnessed by the general public but 20 undercover police officers, who were trailing the suspect…

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ATG Access records a record year for profit and revenue


ATG Access has reported a record-breaking year for turnover and profitability. In the last financial year (2017/18), turnover has increased by 12%, taking it from £15.6 million to £17.5 million. Profit before tax (EBITDA) has nearly doubled, increasing from £805,000 in 16/17 to £1.546 million in 17/18, due to the company’s continued expansion both in the UK…

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Counter-Terrorism expert, Major Chris Hunter analyses the suspected terrorist attack on Westminster

Major Chris Hunter

A man in his late 20s has been arrested on suspicion of terrorism offences after a silver Ford Fiesta crashed into security barriers outside the Houses of Parliament. Counter-terrorism consultant, Major Chris Hunter QGM, provides his insight into what happened and the potential next steps of the investigation.   “What was quite interesting was the…

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Double win for Heald Hostile Vehicle Mitigation System

Debbie Heald Award Win

Heald Ltd, which protects some of the world’s most high profile buildings from vehicle attacks, has been presented with two separate awards for their sliding bollard product, the Matador. The firm was presented with the Perimeter Protection Award by the Rt. Hon Sir Michael Fallon at the Counter Terror Awards which was held during the…

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​​Market calls for increased nuclear detection prompting new Arktis​ office

Arktis Radiation Detectors

Nuclear radiation detection specialist Arktis Radiation Detectors has expanded its worldwide network by opening a new office in the UK at Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire. The office will build upon existing locations in Europe and the US and reflects the growing market for Arktis’ next generation, plug and play detection systems that detect and identify radioactive and…

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Airport Operators Association commends Rohde & Schwarz for Security Scanner

Airport Operators Association commends Rohde & Schwarz for Security Scanner The Airport Operators Association has commended Rohde & Schwarz for its R&S QPS200 Security Scanner at the prestigious 2017 Airport Operators Association (AOA) Awards. The premier AOA Annual Dinner and Awards Ceremony took place at the end of October at the Lancaster, London, celebrating recent…

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Theresa May faces criticism over police cuts after London Bridge and Borough Market terror attack

Theresa May faces criticism over police cuts after London Bridge terror attacks

As the UK is rocked by terror for the third time in three months, Prime Minister Theresa May has said “enough is enough” and has announced plans to introduce new anti-terror laws, including regulation of the internet. However, in the wake of the terrible events at London Bridge and Borough Market on 3 June the PM has been sharply criticised by police officers and an ex-Counter Terror Officer for her cuts to the police force over the past few years, claiming that the ‘savings’ made have been at the expense of public safety.

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