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Surrey’s Spearhead Continues

16 Aug 2018

Officers and local neighbourhood teams from Surrey Police are continuing to distribute SelectaDNA kits to households in hotspot areas as part of Operation Spearhead.

Operation Castle Leads To 450 Burglary Offence Arrests

31 Jul 2018

Burglary offences are decreasing across Merseyside following the launch of Operation Castle earlier this year.

Live On BBC Crimewatch

20 Jul 2018

Our Police Liaison Officer recently appeared live on BBC1’s Crimewatch Roadshow to demonstrate the SelectaDNA ‘tagging’ spray and explain to presenter Rav Wilding how increasing numbers of police forces are adopting it across the UK to combat the criminal

Vehicle Crime: IAATI’s Worthy Award Winners

20 Jun 2018

The 2018 International Association of Auto Theft Investigators (IAATI) awards were highly contested, with trophies presented to individuals and companies who achieved excellence in their battle to prevent vehicle crime.

DNA Tagging Spray Leads To Significant Reductions In Moped-Enabled Crime

12 Jun 2018

New tactics including the use of a DNA spray to tag offenders have played a major role in the significant reductions in moped-enabled crime in London in the last six months.

West Midlands Police Launch DNA ‘Track n Trace’ Scheme

7 Jun 2018

Thousands of residents across Birmingham and Solihull are set to benefit from the power of forensic marking as West Midlands Police crackdown on burglary hotspots.

Another Scooter Criminal Jailed After Met’s Use of DNA Tagging Spray

25 May 2018

A man who committed a spate of crimes in London on a stolen scooter is the second offender this month (May) to be jailed after being identified by a new DNA Spray, one of the Met’s innovative tactics against moped and scooter-enabled crime.

Police Encourage Builders To Get Tools DNA Marked

23 May 2018

Police in mid Devon have encouraged builders and those with tools to get their equipment DNA marked after a spate of thefts.

2018 SelectaDNA International Distributor Conference

21 May 2018

The Kent countryside was the beautiful location chosen to welcome our distributors from 18 countries to the 2018 SelectaDNA International Distributor Conference.

Scooter Criminal Jailed: DNA Tagging Spray IDs Vehicle & Helmet

18 May 2018

A man who used stolen scooters to steal mobile phones and other valuables has been jailed after he was identified by a new DNA tagging spray being used by the Metropolitan Police to tackle moped and scooter-enabled crime.

DNA Intruder Spray Up For ‘Technology Innovation Of The Year’ Award

8 May 2018

We are delighted to be named finalists in the PSI Premier Awards 2018, which recognise innovation and the highest achievers that the security industry has to offer.

DNA Spray To Go 24/7 To Catch Rogue Riders In West Yorks

7 May 2018

A DNA spray used to successfully catch rogue riders is to be deployed 24/7 as part of a major new police drive to stamp out illegal off road biking in Wakefield District, West Yorkshire.

Met Police Arrest Scooter Offenders After DNA Tagging Spray ID

3 May 2018

Two teenagers who stole a scooter and later failed to stop for Metropolitan Police officers have been arrested after they were found to have traces of DNA tagging spray on them, linking them to the stolen bike and the related offences.

Preventing Cargo Theft With New Portable Intruder Spray

23 Apr 2018

As cargo thieves continue to adopt increasingly professional and sophisticated tactics, SelectaDNA has developed a new portable, battery-powered Intruder Spray system which is quick to deploy, easy to arm and disarm, and links criminals to their crime sce

100% Protection Against Burglary Or Your Money Back

12 Apr 2018

We are so confident that using our Home Kit will make your home more secure and less attractive to thieves that we are offering an incredible 100% money back guarantee.

Police Scotland Launch DNA Spray Tactic Against Motorcycle Crime

27 Mar 2018

Police Scotland has launched a project aimed at targeting offenders involved in motorcycle activity, anti-social behaviour and criminality through the use of SelectaDNA’s tagging spray.

Operation Spearhead Makes Surrey A No-Go Area For Burglars

9 Mar 2018

As Surrey Police begin their roll out of thousands of forensic marking kits for residents to use to reduce burglaries they have a clear message for anyone thinking of committing burglaries in Surrey – DON’T!

Jail For Dangerous Rider After DNA Tagging For Previous Offence

5 Mar 2018

A dangerous scooter rider who was convicted through the first use of a DNA ‘tagging’ spray in West Yorkshire has been jailed after committing another road related crime.

Protecting Equipment to Save Lives

2 Mar 2018

Holland and Clacton Community First Responders in Essex recently marked vital kit including public access defibrillators with SelectaDNA so that they are protected from theft.

Keeping a Close Watch on Stock

1 Mar 2018

Nine sites across the UK belonging to a luxury watch retailer are to be protected from burglary and smash and grab raids by SelectaDNA Spray.

Securing Welsh Farms

28 Feb 2018

Neighbourhood Policing Teams in Wales have been busy visiting farms in Crymych and Cardigan to deliver SelectaDNA kits to farmers who are members of the Farm Watch scheme.

Allotment Owners Get Hands Dirty To Deter Crime

27 Feb 2018

A large allotment site in Bradford is digging deep to protect its plots against theft and criminal damage following the launch of a crime prevention initiative using forensic marking.

No Metal Thefts from Churches  in a Year

20 Feb 2018

There have been no incidents of external metal theft reported in a year to a leading church insurer for clients using SelectaDNA.

Moped Crime: GMP Latest Force To Deploy New DNA ‘Tagging’ Spray

16 Feb 2018

A unique DNA spray is being trialled by Greater Manchester Police (GMP) to ‘tag’ criminals who officers can’t immediately catch.

Spearheading Huge Campaign Against Burglary

12 Feb 2018

A massive forensic marking operation to protect 30,000 homes  from burglary is being launched by Surrey Police and will be rolled out over the next 12 months.

Waste Criminals Beware

7 Feb 2018

Trained officers from the Environment Agency continue to mark waste bales as part of their ongoing Waste Crime Prevention strategy.

Protecting Plant, Tools & Equipment

6 Feb 2018

The plant hire division of construction group J Coffey is set to use SelectaDNA forensic marking to prevent theft of valuable site equipment.

Driving Home The Importance of Security

2 Feb 2018

With National Farmers' Union (NFU) reporting that Land Rover Defender theft has increased by 17%, another level of security is needed to protect Defenders from being stolen.

French Telecom Trial

30 Jan 2018

After big name retailers Auchan, Systeme U and Orange Telecom all used SelectaDNA technology to protect their stores from burglary, telecoms company SFR is the latest French firm to adopt the system, which is being rolled out across selected branches.

Guarding Manchester’s Retail Sites

17 Jan 2018

SelectaDNA Intruder Spray is being rolled out across parts of Greater Manchester as part of an operation to protect local businesses.

A Night At The OSPAs

10 Jan 2018

We are delighted to be named as a finalist in the 2018 UK Outstanding Security Performance Awards (OSPAs) in the Outstanding Security Partnership category for our work with Merseyside Police to tackle moped crime.

Police Using DNA ‘Tagging’ Spray To Support Prosecutions

8 Jan 2018

West Midlands Police is using SelectaDNA 'tagging' spray when attempting to catch anti-social bikers, as the spray can be aimed effectively at offenders from a distance. They are also using the spray to support prosecutions.

Danish Tool Recoveries

4 Jan 2018

Danish police have recovered a haul of stolen tools that were taken during burglaries from vans.

New Zealand Construction Campaign

3 Jan 2018

SelectaDNA is featured in a police campaign delivered to tradespeople and builders in Rodney, New Zealand.

Officer Commended For Catching Moped Criminal With DNA Spray

14 Dec 2017

PCSO Ken Short from West Yorkshire Police who used the new SelectaDNA ‘tagging’ spray to catch a moped criminal has been awarded the people of Wakefield’s top officer following a public vote.

DNA Tagging Spray Helps Met Police Reduce Moped Crime

9 Nov 2017

A reduction in moped-related crimes across London has been achieved after a crackdown by the Metropolitan Police that includes the use of SelectaDNA Tagging Spray to mark offenders.

Met Police Launches DNA Tagging Spray Against Moped Crime

31 Oct 2017

The Metropolitan Police have deployed a new DNA Tagging Spray as an innovative strategy to deal with the ongoing problem of moped theft, robberies, acid attacks and the anti-social riding of powered two-wheel vehicles.

DNA ‘Tagging’ Spray Convicts Nuisance Riders

26 Oct 2017

A teenager has become the latest person to be convicted following the use of a new DNA ‘tagging’ spray against moped criminals and nuisance off road riders being deployed by police forces across the UK.

Surrey Police Deploys DNA Spray Against Scooter Crime

25 Oct 2017

A proactive operation using DNA spray to identify scooter and vehicle crime offenders has led to five arrests and 40 stop checks in north Surrey.

Met Protects 35,000 Mobile Devices With DNA

23 Oct 2017

Selectamark has been appointed as ‘Official Supplier of the Forensic Property Marking Product for the Metropolitan Police Mobile Technology’.

Taking On The Waste Crime Fight

20 Oct 2017

The Environment Agency has stepped up efforts to tackle waste crime using a new DNA Spray and a four-legged recruit.

Reducing Rural Crime In Wales

18 Oct 2017

Breconshire Police have been promoting SelectaDNA to protect farm equipment and deter rural crime at events including one run recently by the National Sheep Association.

Space-Age Home Security

9 Oct 2017

Top tech journalist James Day has described SelectaDNA as ‘space-age’ and ‘an invisible innovation’ that that can help protect property and prevent burglaries.

NZ Convenience Stores Install DNA Spray To Prevent Armed Robberies

2 Oct 2017

More than 50 convenience stores in New Zealand, which police fear could be targeted by armed robbers, are to have DNA Spray installed in them so that offenders can be identified.

Police Distribute DNA Marking Kits To Combat Motorbike Thefts

29 Sep 2017

Merseyside Police, in partnership with Sefton Safer Communities Partnership, are distributing DNA marking kits in Sefton this weekend, as a continued response to the theft and anti-social use of scooters, motorbikes and mopeds in the area.

DNA Spray Used By Police To 'Tag' Lawless Bike Offenders

25 Sep 2017

West Midlands Police officers are being armed with SelectaDNA spray in the latest tactic against off-road bike offenders who plague the region’s streets and parklands.

Australian-First: Victoria Police Launch SelectaDNA Trial To Cut Crime

29 Aug 2017

An Australian-first crime prevention property marking trial has been launched by Victoria Police in alliance with community, government and private sector stakeholders.

New DNA Tagging Product Launched To Identify Moped Criminals

8 Aug 2017

Award-winning SelectaDNA forensic technology has been incorporated within a handheld device to create an effective new tagging product to deter and prevent personal attack and criminal behaviour, such as moped and motorcycle enabled crimes.

Met To Deploy New DNA Tagging Spray Against Moped Crime

4 Aug 2017

The Metropolitan Police are to deploy the new SelectaDNA Tagging Spray as an innovative strategy to deal with the massive problem of moped theft, acid attacks and the anti-social riding of scrambler bikes.

SelectaDNA Secures School Security Award

1 Aug 2017

Congratulations to Neil Beards and his team at Wolverhampton City Council who have just won the School Security Award at the Education Business Awards for their great work with West Midlands Police using SelectaDNA to protect local schools.