Calls for Boris to set up ‘Mayor’s Standard’ to tackle cybercrime

– Cyber-security badge would encourage higher standards and better inform consumers Boris Johnson should establish a ‘Mayor’s Standard’ of cyber security for businesses to help combat online fraud in the capital, says Conservative London Assembly member Roger Evans. Companies that sign up to the Mayor’s Standard hallmark would have their company name published on the GLA website and could use Mayoral branding to promote their…

Crime museum profits could pay for 35k front line police hours

Scotland Yard’s crime museum finally opens to the public today After his successful campaign, GLA Conservative Roger Evans is urging the Met to turn it into a profitable attraction and reinvest the cash into frontline policing. Just a fifth of the turnover from 300,000 visitors¹ in the first three months could pay for 35,629 front line policing hours².

Gunfire detectors in ‘soft targets’ could slash armed response times and save lives

National pilot of kit in 50 undisclosed, high-footfall national sites would cost less than 1pc of annual anti-terror budget ‘Soft’ terror targets such as hospitals, museums, train stations and shopping malls should be kitted out with gunfire alarms, according to GLA Conservative Roger Evans. Currently trialled in the US, the smoke alarm sized detectors use heat and sound to detect gunfire, automatically alert police, and…

66k frontline workers punched, kicked, spat on, and even murdered

Over 400 attacks every week on doctors, nurses, cabbies and receptionists Wearable GPS ‘panic button’ technology would protect essential workers and slash the multi-million pound workplace violence bill   65,970 workers in the UK have been attacked whilst on duty in the last three years, working out at over 400 incidents every week.1 A new report “Risky Business: Protecting frontline workers from attack whilst on…

Flexible ticketing consultation: 3-day Travelcard, annual refunds, & travel loans

· 90-day consultation with 418 responses handed to TfL · 78% in favour of a 3-day travel card · 67% want refunds for season ticket holders for walking or cycling to the office London: A recent 90-day consultation on the future of commuting in London has shown overwhelming support for new ticketing systems to encourage walking, cycling or working from home for part of the…

Ambulance crews under attack daily

· 4 frontline ambulance workers attacked, threatened, and spat on every day · Physical assaults on crews up by 23% in the Capital · Body-worn cameras would help cut thousands of cases of abuse across NHS – London Ambulance should lead trials · Cameras would protect paramedics and responders – London pilot would cost less than one year’s annual £125k sick bill caused by violence…

London businesses under attack: 80 hit by thieves and robbers every day

29k reported crimes against businesses in 2013: DNA sprays for shops and traders would deter criminals A new report on tackling small business crime, High Street Blues, reveals 28,889 reported robberies and thefts against London’s businesses in 2013. 80 businesses are hit by thieves and robbers every day in London. The top 3 boroughs with incidents are: Westminster (3,044), Croydon (1,247) and Hammersmith & Fulham…