The need to keep informants informed

October 22, 2010 4:25 pm

A story reported by Wink News today highlights the need to manage confidential informants’ expectations and maintain communication. According the report, an informant for Lee County Sheriff’s Office found that his name was disclosed in court records much earlier than he and […]

21st Century Policing Procurement

October 11, 2010 10:01 am

It is interesting that the second phase of the UK Government’s consultation process around 21st Century Policing moves on to the subject of procurement. Following Phillip Green’s articles in the paper this morning reporting the significant waste in public sector […]

Will police officer found guilty of putting informant’s life at risk be fired?

September 22, 2010 4:45 pm

Ottowa Police Service officer, Constable William Barlow, has been found guilty of neglect of duty after meeting a confidential informant alone and off-duty, contravening the police service’s policy, as well as providing the informant with confidential information. The argue now raging around Ottowa, […]

The Shape of Policing

July 20, 2010 10:14 am

The Chief Inspector of Constabulary this morning has published a report detailing what everyone else has been thinking these past weeks. The fact of the matter is that anything over a 12% cut in police funding cannot be achieved without […]

Retailers urged to review security strategy

February 11, 2010 5:30 pm

It’s not surprising that the National Security Inspectorate (NSI) are encouraging retailers to review their security strategies following an increase in shop thefts by a third between 2008 and 2009.  If retailers continue to cut security budgets this increase in retail crime […]

UK Security Breaches

February 1, 2010 5:40 pm

The effective management of information security has never been more important to organisations; preventing the theft, loss and leakage of information is a constant challenge.  A report released by Computer Security and Forensics consulting firm 7Safe and the University of Bedfordshire has […]

The growing cost of fraud

January 22, 2010 11:07 am

The national media are today reporting on the National Fraud Authority’s (NFA) estimation of the cost of fraud in the UK. The NFA’s report found that fraud costs the UK £30bn a year, equating to £621 per adult. £17bn (58%) of the […]