Entries by Arquebus

The biggest threat from Brexit?

As the UK comes to terms with the enormity of its Brexit decision there is much debate on just how it will affect the lives of people in the UK, the European Union and beyond. There is little doubt that there will be many economic and political implications, all of which are being played out in the media, […]

Newsweek Article on Arquebus – Orlando Shooting and Using Ballistics Intelligence

Newsweek have published an article highlighting the importance of intelligence sharing and a joined up system of work in the fight against the illegal use of firearms. Arquebus’ Project EFFECT study published last month looked at these issues around information sharing as a means of reducing the threat. It is vital to have an effective means of […]

SIO Decision Making article by Paul James Published in NPCC Journal of Homicide & Major Incident Investigation

Arquebus Director, Paul James recently contributed to the National Police Chief’s Council journal of Homicide & Major Incident Investigation. Paul has 30 years operational experience having retired from Avon and Somerset Police at the rank of Detective Chief Superintendent in October 2012. He was also the programme manager and unit head of the National Ballistics […]

Researchers call for Europe-wide ballistic information sharing network to tackle gun crime

All countries across Europe are being urged to establish special ‘Firearms Focal Points’ to collect, study and share information about firearms and ballistics to help reduce the number of deaths and injuries caused by gun crime and terrorism. That’s one of the key findings following a 15-month multi-agency research project led by Coventry University. The EFFECT […]

Former NCA Director General joins Arquebus

Press Release – 19th May 2016 Keith Bristow QPM, former Director General of the UK’s National Crime Agency, has been appointed as non-executive Chairman of Arquebus Solutions Limited. Arquebus is a UK-based company working globally with Governments, NGO’s, Intergovernmental Organisations and businesses to provide specialist capabilities relating to both the criminal and legal use of […]

Arquebus Director Contributes to TIME Article – How Europe’s Terrorists Get Their Guns

Be sure to read TIME’s recent article on How Europe’s Terrorists Get Their Guns with contributions from Arquebus Director, Paul James. The rise in so-called “lone wolf” terrorists operating with relative autonomy partly explains the shift in tactics: guns require less expertise to use than bombs. Making and transporting a bomb requires effort and communication, […]

Arquebus Appoints New Team Members

Arquebus is delighted to announce the appointment of three new team members. These appointments represent the growth of the organisation and the high standard and skill level the organisation is building its global brand upon. Firstly, Arquebus welcomes Adrian Whiting QPM as Head of Small Arms & Light Weapons Control Projects. Adrian served for more […]

IFFS 2015, Project EFFECT and BBC Interview

It has been a busy few weeks for us working on Project EFFECT and preparing for the Interpol Firearm Forensics Symposium (IFFS) 2015. This year the event is taking place at the new INTERPOL Global Complex for Innovation (IGCI) in Singapore from October 7 through to October 9. If you are attending the event we will […]

Launching Our Double Casting Capability

One of the biggest challenges we find working with our partners across the globe is the movement of ballistic material across borders. Although Arquebus can vouch for the secure storage of material within our own facilities, the logistical path leaves many questions with regards to the security and integrity of the material whilst in transit; […]