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CST volunteers and commercial security guards detain man with knife

17 Jul 2017 by CST

On the morning of Saturday 15 July, CST volunteers and commercial security guards helped protect the Jewish community from a potentially serious incident.   Shortly after 11.15am, a man was seen running in Brent Street, Hendon, north west London. The man was barefoot and bare chested, carrying two knives (one a large kitchen style knife, the other smaller). He rushed down a narrow lane in which a synagogue is located, and which is a dead end. Ahead of him, synagogue congregants ran into the building, ushered by the synagogue’s own CST-trained security officer and a commercial security guard employed by the synagogue. Read more…

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Former CST Chief Executive Richard Benson awarded OBE in Queen’s Birthday honours list

21 Jun 2017 by CST

CST is delighted that our former Chief Executive and current board member Richard Benson was awarded an OBE in the Queen’s birthday honours list.  Richard joined CST as a volunteer security officer in 1993 and became a full-time member of staff in 1998 as Head of Security. He was CST’s Chief Executive from 2001 until 2013 when he joined CST’s board of trustees. Under his leadership, CST became one of Britain’s foremost Jewish charities and a global leader in community-based security work. Read more…

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CST At Work

1,737

CCTV Cameras
installed during 2016

90%
over 600

communal buildings have security improvements.
Up to 90% of the cost funded by CST donations.

3,467 m

perimeter fencing
installed during 2016