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2014-08-04 12:21:09

LONDON, Aug. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin UK will lead the introduction of a new command and control system for the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) under a new £90 million contract signed in London today. Teamed with Capita and KPMG, the London-based company will undertake the force's first major refresh of the command and control system in 30 years. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110419/PH85737LOGO-b In a partnership with MPS that is set to span up...

2009-03-17 17:38:11

A planned public arrest carried out by London's Metropolitan Police commissioner was foiled when it was discovered the suspect was already in custody. Commissioner Paul Stephenson said he led an early morning raid on the suspected location of a man believed to be the handler of a major burglary ring, but officers busted down the door only to find no sign of their target, The Times of London reported Tuesday. A small number of reporters and photographers had been on hand to witness the...

2008-10-02 18:00:08

Ian Blair, head of the Metropolitan Police, resigned Thursday under pressure from London Mayor Boris Johnson, Blair said. Blair's announcement came a day after Johnson assumed the chairmanship of the Metropolitan Police Authority, The Telegraph reported. Blair said that Johnson, "in a pleasant but determined manner," told him a leadership change is needed. "Without the mayor's backing I do not think I can continue in the job," Blair told reporters at a news conference. Blair, a graduate...

2008-09-22 12:00:19

Scotland Yard's commissioner is warning London police they could be in for criticism for the 2005 death of an innocent man shot by terrorist-hunting officers. Sir Ian Blair posted a letter on Scotland Yard's Web site addressed to the metropolitan police department's personnel advising them to brace themselves for the force's most "turbulent" period in a decade due to the death of Jean Charles de Menezes, The Daily Telegraph reported Monday. De Menezes was shot dead by officers after being...

2008-09-04 18:00:21

A DEDICATED police team has been set up to patrol Liverpool's John Lennon Airport. Liverpool John Lennon Airport Neighbourhood Policing is a team of 10 officers, led by an inspector, which has been funded by the Association of Chief Police Officers. The aim is to encourage the airport community and nearby residents to get to know the name and face of the Inspector and to engage with those travelling through the airport. While there remains no specific or implied threat from terrorism...

2008-06-30 09:02:35

Home News IN BRIEF *A suspected terrorist who breached his bail conditions and went on the run has been recaptured by police. The 24-year-old man, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was arrested in east London, Scotland Yard said. A Metropolitan Police spokesman said he will appear at City of Westminster magistrates' court today to face a single charge of breaching his bail. (c) 2008 Independent, The; London (UK). Provided by ProQuest Information and Learning. All rights Reserved.


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