The opportunity has arisen for security operatives to take part in counter terrorism training as a part of Operation Griffin, organised by the National Counter Terrorism Security Office (NaCTSO). In addition, participants will be asked to help evaluate the effectiveness of the training. The training is free, lasts for 90 minutes, and covers three of Project Griffin s modules:
Module 3 Identifying and Responding to Suspicious Behaviour
Module 4 Identifying and Dealing with Bombs (IED) and Suspicious Items
Module 6 Responding to a Firearms or Weapons Attack
This training is particularly relevant as 8.1.3 of the ACS standard requires an SIA approved contractor to demonstrate activities to promote and improve the awareness of anti-terrorist activities. Spaces are limited to 20 people per training session. To register for the training, please send the names, email addresses of participants and a contact phone number*, indicating which event they wish to attend to: email@example.com
*Please note: The SIA will share the contact details provided with NaCTSO, their training providers and the evaluation researchers.
The dates, confirmed locations and times of the training are:
Manchester Macdonald Manchester Hotel and Spa
- Tuesday, 22 August, 14.30 16.00 (Some spaces available)
- Tuesday, 22 August, 17.00 18.30 (Good availability)
Newcastle Jury s Inn Hotel
- Thursday, 24 August, 14.30 16.00 (Full)
- Thursday, 24 August, 17.00 18.30 (Some spaces available)
Sheffield Hilton Sheffield
- Tuesday, 29 August, 14.30 16.00 (Limited spaces available)
- Tuesday, 29 August, 17.00 18.30 (Good availability)
Watford Jury s Inn Hotel
- Thursday, 31 August, 14.30 16.00 (Good availability)
- Thursday, 31 August, 17.00 18.30 (Good availability)
Bristol Mercure Bristol Grand Hotel
- Tuesday, 5 September, 14.30 16.00 (Some spaces available)
- Tuesday, 5 September, 17.00 18.30 (Good availability)
Windsor Royal Adelaide
- Thursday, 7 September, 14.30 16.00 (Good availability)
- Thursday, 7 September, 17.00 18.30 (Good availability)
London Regus London Cannon Street
- Tuesday, 12 September, 14.30 16.00 (Full)
- Tuesday, 12 September, 17.00 18.30 (Good availability)
London Crowne Plaza Battersea
- Thursday, 14 September, 14.30 16.00 (Limited spaces available)
- Thursday, 14 September, 17.00 18.30 (Good availability)
London The Cumberland Hotel
- Tuesday, 19 September, 14.30 16.00 (Good availability)
- Tuesday, 19 September, 17.00 18.30 (Good availability)
London The Cumberland Hotel
- Thursday, 21 September, 14.30 16.00 (Good availability)
- Thursday, 21 September, 17.00 18.30 (Good availability)
Glasgow Novotel Glasgow Central
- Tuesday, 26 September, 14.30 16.00 (Full)
- Tuesday, 26 September, 17.00 18.30 (Good availability)
Birmingham Jury s Inn Hotel
- Thursday, 28 September, 14.30 16.00 (Full)
- Thursday, 28 September, 17.00 18.30 (Full)
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The SIA’s main duties are: the compulsory licensing of individuals undertaking designated activities; and managing the voluntary Approved Contractor Scheme.
- For further information about the Security Industry Authority or to sign up for email updates visit www.sia.homeoffice.gov.uk.
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Afghan authorities in Kabul are increasing security in the area of the capital that houses foreign embassies and government offices after a series of attacks killed hundreds of people in the city and across the country. Salem Ehsaas, acting police chief of Kabul, told Reuters on August 6 that our priority is the diplomatic area” in the new security plan for the center of the city.
“The highest threat level is in this area, and so we need to provide a better security here,” he said. United Nations figures show that 209 civilians have been killed and 777 injured in suicide and other attacks, mostly blamed on the Taliban, in the first half of the year in the Afghan capital.
Among the larger attacks, a massive truck bomb blast in Kabul s diplomatic sector on May 31 killed about 150 people and wounded around 400 others, mostly civilians. On July 24, a Taliban suicide car bomb killed at least 26 people and wounded 41 others in the western part of the city. Outside of the capital, up to 50 people, including women and children, were killed after Taliban militants seized control of a village the Sayad district of the northern province of Sari Pu on August 5.
Underscoring concerns in the capital, Afghan intelligence officials said on August 6 they had seized a truck in Kabul carrying more than 16 tons of explosives hidden in boxes marked as poultry feed.
“It was loaded with explosives to make bombs, suicide vests . and conduct terrorist activities in Kabul,” the National Directorate of Security said. Included in the new security will 27 permanent checkpoints along the 42 roads through the diplomatic zone.
They will be supported by mobile explosives scanners, sniffer dogs, and security cameras. Trucks arriving in the city will be checked by scanners at four of the eight main entry points . The other four sites will get scanners at a later date, officials said.
Officials estimated that the measures will be fully in place within six months.