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  Know   your   Institute

 Chair’s Update:

 Peter Lavery FSyI  The event was attended by the City of London Police
         (CoLP), British Transport Police (BTP) the Metropolitan
         Police Service (MPS) and the National Police Chiefs
         Council from law enforcement, together with charities,
 Where has the time gone, already well into Q1 with much   local authorities, and businesses. It was a thought-
 planning around our AGM and Awards event on 18th April   provoking occasion to discuss and support initiatives
 at the Victory Services Club (VSC), however, Head Office will   to help prevent violence against women and girls and
 pass further details.   encourage greater public/private sector collaboration.

 What I would like to highlight in advance, as part of the   I would encourage downloading the BTP Railway
 Institutes commitment to the Armed Forces Covenant and   Guardian App for anyone travelling by rail within UK.
 as active members of the ‘Employer Recognition Scheme’   This allows you to share your journeys with trusted
 (ERS), we will be holding a Security Institute Careers Fair for   contacts, it is an easy way to report crime or concerns,
 serving members of HM Forces and Veterans also at the   you can learn about acceptable behaviour on the
 Victory Services Club on 8th June 2023. We hope to be able   network, setting a positive example to other rail users,
 to highlight some of the opportunities in the security sector   and lastly being an ‘active bystander’
 as they transition from the military into civilian life.
         The Institute has also commenced quarterly meeting
 It was great to see members again given the right to attend   with the Government Security Profession following the
 the Police & Security 2023 exhibition, took place at the   Protective Security Conference, which I attended in
 Farnborough International Exhibition and Conference   December 2022, together with Angela Vernon-Lawson,
 Centre between 14-16 March 2023. The outline speaker   Chief Executive.  Together we  continue to illustrate
 programme focussed on three different daily event themes   the collaboration and support for advancing the
 which included: Advancing national security and resilience,   profession.
 policing innovation, and protecting our people and places.
 The event ensures we are delivering the types of technology
 and solutions needed to keep people safe, both in the UK
 and abroad.
                                                                 I am also pleased to see that the postponed CPNI
 Another area of recent activity and involvement for the         briefing for Chartered Security Professionals
 Security Institute has been support for tackling Violence       (CSyP) took place in March 2023, following last
 against Women and Girls (VAWG), led by Board Director           years postponement due to rail strikes. These
 Chris Smith. This recently included participation at the City   opportunities are of significant benefit to senior
 of London Crime Prevention.                                     security professionals and allow for professional
                                                                 interaction with each other.
 The association hosted event at the Guildhall on 27th
 February 2023.                                                  I hope you enjoy the latest version of the newsletter
                                                                 and I hope to see some of you at the AGM and
 The purpose and outcomes:
                                                                 Awards event on 18th April 2023.
 •   To gain a greater understanding and promote
 awareness of Violence against Women and Girls (VAWG)
 and Domestic Abuse (DA)
 •   To participate in the ‘WAVE’ training
 •   To sign up to the Night-Time Charter
 •   To develop domestic abuse internal policies and join
 Employee Initiative on Domestic Abuse (EIDA)
 •   To facilitate ‘Save Havens’ within your premises
 •   To identify and report acts of VAWG and DA
 •   To create and establish workshops for VAWG and DA
 •   To utilise the use of bespoke preventative technology
 •   To encourage public/private partnerships

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