JSaRC Update – September 2019

Published on 31 October 2019

JSaRC Update – September 2019

Welcome to the latest JSaRC Update.

Knife Crime Trial

This week, as part of the wider work of the Serious Violence Unit to reduce harm caused by knife crime, the JSaRC team is leading a live trial to demonstrate the use of stand-off detection screening systems to help combat the carrying and use of knives and offensive weapons in public places. The trial is taking place at London’s Stratford Tube Station until Friday 20 September and is being delivered in partnership with the Centre for Protection of National Infrastructure (CPNI), the National Counter Terror Police Headquarters (NCTPHQ) and British Transport Police. Further information is available here.

International Security Expo 3-4 December

With only a matter of weeks left until this year’s International Security Expo, the JSaRC team is busy with preparations for our exhibition stand, and the booking of meetings and discussions at the event. NCTPHQ will once again have a significant presence on the JSaRC stand. In addition to the Government and Agency Zone, this year’s show has many new and exciting features, live demonstrations and immersive experiences, as well as high level conferences delivered by some of the world’s leading security experts. We hope to see you there. Register to visit.

Science and Technology for Security Briefing Day

The Home Office, Department for Transport (DfT), Centre for Protection of National Infrastructure (CPNI) and other government departments and agencies are holding a Science and Technology briefing day to learn about government’s science and technology priorities for security, as well as details of upcoming funding opportunities. The briefing is suitable for academics and industry and will take place on 1 October in Central London. Further information and registration details can be found here.

Review of the Prevent Programme

This week, the government published the terms of reference for the independent review of the Prevent programme. Lead by Lord Carlile, the review will focus on the current delivery of Prevent and make recommendations for the future of the government’s strategy for safeguarding those vulnerable to radicalisation. This will include looking at how effectively Prevent is delivered at local and national levels, how effectively the Prevent statutory duty is being implemented, how it might be improved to respond to justified criticisms and complaints, and how it interacts with other safeguarding strategies. Further information is available here.

DASA Open Call Innovation Focus Areas
The Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) is keen to share details from stakeholders across Government on more specific areas of interest where innovative proposals would be particularly welcome. The Open Call welcomes a wide range of innovative ideas to solve problems faced by defence and security organisations. Current calls for funding include:
• Understanding the psychological effect on the public of chemical regulation change
• Understanding the risk of chemical and explosives precursors found in household products and the opportunities to replace them

Full details on the Open Call can be found here.

The JSaRC Team

Join the JSaRC Mailing List: Mailing List
Brochure: JSaRC Brochure
Web: www.jsarc.org