Law enforcement 

— Dec 14, 2017

Business crime on the Government agenda

Business crime is on the Government agenda after Home Secretary Amber Rudd has announced the creation of the National Economic Crime Centre (NECC) within the National Crime Agency (NCA).

— Dec 11, 2017

Employer Supported Policing

If you ask most people what the acronym ESP stands for, they would probably answer extra sensory perception or the ability to foresee events through means other than the physical senses we are all born with.

— Oct 30, 2017

Thin blue line can't hold back rising crime

Police forces are struggling to stem the tide of ‘genuine increases’ in crime, according to figures published by the Office of National Statistics (ONS).

— Sep 27, 2017

Women make up highest proportion of modern slaves

Shocking new figures released this week highlight that almost three quarters of modern slavery victims are women.

— Aug 31, 2017

Rank and file officers must be more tech-savvy

Rank and file police officers need to be more tech-savvy to fight cyber-crime, according to a new report.

— Jul 28, 2017

NBCS takes the next step to success after being awarded government funding

The National Business Crime Solution (NBCS), a not for profit initiative that enables the sharing of data between law enforcement agencies and the business community in order to reduce crime, is embarking on the next stage of its development after securing significant government funding.

— May 31, 2017

New fears of crime intelligence sharing post-Brexit

The UK General Election and the Manchester terrorist attack have drawn fresh attention to the threat to crime intelligence sharing across Europe post-Brexit.

— Mar 28, 2017

Britain invests £6 Million in fighting modern slavery

British Home Secretary Amber Rudd has announced a Government investment of £6 million in ambitious projects designed to tackle modern slavery around the world and provide vital support for victims.

— Feb 27, 2017

POCA reports record recoveries

Criminals are being shown that crime doesn’t pay as the Metropolitan Police Service reveals it has seized more than £73 million from convicted perpetrators during 2015-2016 - the largest total seized in London in a single year since the Proceeds of Crime Act (POCA) came into force back in 2002.

— Nov 21, 2016

National Business Crime Solution tackles foreign national offending

The National Business Crime Solution (NBCS), winner of the Retail Risk award for Best Crime Partnership 2016, has recently met with several member businesses to look at how it can support retailers to tackle the growing issue of foreign national offending.

— Nov 21, 2016

UK Government backs Brexit light approach to Europol

Concerns that the UK Government is about to cut its ties with Europol and its co-operation on cross border organised crime as part of a tough Brexit negotiating strategy, may have been unfounded.

— Nov 21, 2016

'tis the season to be careful...Ireland targets safer shopping this Christmas

Christmas shoppers in Ireland are being urged to be more vigilant as they prepare for the festive season as part of a national ‘day of safety’ organised by An Garda Siochana.

— Oct 27, 2016

New 'explain your wealth' powers for POCA

Law enforcement agencies will be given new powers to seize the proceeds of crime (POCA) and demand criminals explain the origins of their wealth under new legislation that has just been issued by the Government.

— Oct 27, 2016

'Barbaric' modern slavery fight gets £8.5 million boost

Modern slavery, an offence often hidden in plain sight, is to become the focus of a new police crackdown.

— Sep 26, 2016

Biggest ever European Police Chief gathering

More than 450 international senior police officers gathered at Europol’s headquarters in The Hague for the 2016 European Police Chiefs Convention (EPCC) for what was the highest ever turnout at the Convention.

— Apr 30, 2016

Terror training on the agenda

One million people who work in crowded places in the UK are to be trained over the next 12 months in how to deal with a possible terrorist attack.

— Apr 30, 2016

Police boss urges retailers to join NBCS

The Police chief in charge of UK business crime is urging businesses to back a public private partnership to crack organised and industrial scale crime.

— Jan 27, 2016

Europe's Growing Terror Threat

Europe is currently facing the most significant terrorist threat the region has experienced in over a decade, according to the EU.

— Oct 1, 2015

Interpol calls for action on people smuggling

The heads of Interpol and Europol have called for urgent and coordinated action by law enforcement to identify and disrupt the organised crime networks behind unprecedented levels of people smuggling.

— Aug 28, 2015

People traffickers face life

Tough new sanctions aimed at businesses that employ slave labour will be introduced this October.

— May 28, 2015

Hologram trade body welcomes move to criminalise fake document supplies

New legislation aimed at tackling the illegal use of specialist printing equipment is being welcomed by the trade body representing the global hologram industry.

— May 28, 2015

Collaborating to cut crime

How collaboration between the National Business Crime Solution, StoreGuard, Retailers and the Police really works to reduce business crime.

— Apr 29, 2015

Europol takes down human trafficking gang

Europol has taken down a highly organised crime group linked to human trafficking. Based in the UK and Slovakia, the criminal gang is suspected of trafficking people, including children for proposed exploitation in forced labour and social benefit fraud.

— Mar 31, 2015

Keep taking the tablets?

A leading fleet expert is calling on industry to be aware of new UK drug driving rules surrounding the limits of both illegal and prescription medication that could put drivers on the wrong side of the law.

— Mar 31, 2015

British Policing at a Crossroads

Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe, Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police Service, has taken the bold step of confirming what many retailers have been fearing - that tougher Policing priorities have to be agreed in the teeth of deeper service cuts.

— Mar 2, 2015

Washing our dirty laundry in public

International organised crime costs the UK £24 billion every year with networks behaving like nation states or large corporations, according to UK Home Secretary Teresa May, who is establishing a Joint Money Laundering Intelligence Taskforce.

— Nov 13, 2014

City of London Police Partners with Loss Prevention Magazine EU to Warn Retailers about Fraud Scams

The City of London Police has formed a new media partnership to help its intelligence team reach retailers with quick time fraud alerts.

— Oct 27, 2014

YOU SAID – WE DID - NOW IT’S YOUR TURN!

Richard Stones, Security Director, National Business Crime Forum, talks about how retailers must collaborate and share data to reduce crime.

— Sep 29, 2014

Postcode lottery as victims having to investigate their own crimes

Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary’s (HMIC) latest report reveals that victims of criminality receive a different response from the Police for the same kind of incident depending on where they live.

— Aug 19, 2014

To share is to participate. To participate is to drive change.

Catherine Bowen, Policy & Stakeholder Director for the National Business Crime Solution (NBCS) looks back at the first half of this year’s successes and explains how the NBCS is helping to keep business crime on the agenda.

— Apr 30, 2014

The Victim, the Offender and the location triangle

Police in Merseyside, UK are trialling a more proactive approach to retail crime as part of a wider cross-agency strategy.

— Mar 26, 2014

Computer Security No Longer a “Geeky Distraction” in War on Cyber-Crime

Our reliance on computers has absolutely exploded in recent years. The concepts of social media, big data, and bring your own device (BYOD) are very recent developments. One could argue that our lives are now dependent on our access to computers and the Internet.

— Mar 20, 2014

Watching the detectives

Retailers with ‘hot’ stores – those in mainly urban centres where levels of theft are high – are more likely to employ security guards than store detectives, according to a recent poll of retailers.

— Nov 26, 2013

Austerity Audacity

Deputy Chief Constable for Nottingham and ACPO national lead on business crime, Sue Fish talks about collaborative working with retailers and how to be “legally audacious” in fighting fraud.