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May 2015 print magazine

New on desks for the end of April is the May 2015 print issue of Professional Security magazine, writes editor Mark Rowe.

The main feature this month is about how to protect the vulnerable. We hear from a trainer about what security guards as the typical first responders in healthcare and on campuses should and should not do if they come across someone self-harming. And we report from the BSIA spring conference in Manchester, which heard how police, local government, charities and others are working against CSE – child sexual exploitation. We asked what a security guard, whether in a car park or a shopping centre or pub, should be looking out for.

In a couple of pages about exercises, we report on a Bucks New University half-day table-top exercise that took event security specialists through an incident based on a real crisis at the climax of a live open-air event; and talk with a trainer offering online travel security courses.

As ever we bring you our columnists Una Riley and Jim Gannon; pages of new products and ‘spending the budget’; new faces; pages for and about the installer, and on cyber-security and IP networks.

There’s something for everyone in UK private security, whether you’re in CCTV (we attended the unveiling of the new premises of the control room furniture company Winsted), electronic security, guarding (we interviewed the chief of The Shield Group, John Roddy) or physical security.

With an eye to the May 2015 general election, we note that little has been said by any of the major political parties about crime; but that doesn’t mean it won’t be an issue for whichever party or parties form the next Government, we find. And to begin to mark 25 years of the magazine, we look back over that period, starting with the Hillsborough disaster of 1989, and go through what’s come out of the inquest into the 96 dead, which has already taken more than a year of evidence.


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