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The decision to lower the assessment from Severe – meaning an attack is highly likely - was made by the Joint Terrorism Analysis Centre (JTAC). This is an independent body of experts who evaluate available intelligence alongside terrorist capability and intentions. Head of Counter Terrorism Policing,...

Seven prisons get strengthened gate security Innovative technology will help find more illicit items than ever before Part of government’s £100 million prison security package Seven jails are set to receive innovative new equipment to tackle the smuggling of drugs, phones and weapons behind bars, as efforts to...

Renewed focus by the government on magistrate recruitment and diversity Work to support the magistracy will be intensified A new group will help promote the role Efforts to boost the appeal of the magistracy, to current incumbents and potential applicants, will focus on ensuring that magistrates roles are...

The revised contracts for the Prisoner Escort and Custody Service (PECS) will build on the current arrangements within England and Wales - introducing an updated fleet of escort vehicles with enhanced safety and security features, and an innovative digital platform which provides real-time data on...

The Secretary of State has approved the appointment of 48 members to the Parole Board, the re-appointment of one independent member and the extension of the appointments of 45 independent members. The 48 new members comprise 27 independent, two retired judicial, 10 psychologist members and 9...