Crimestoppers and LINK renew crime-fighting partnership for ninth year in succession

Alongside LINK, the UK’s cash machine network, Crimestoppers has reaffirmed its commitment to combating physical attacks on ATMs and card fraud by renewing the two organisations’ dedicated crime-fighting partnership for a ninth straight year. The partnership began back in...
Posted On 23 Nov 2016

Parliament notified by Policing Minister of Government’s Europol opt-in intention

Policing Minister Brandon Lewis has notified Parliament of the Conservative Government’s intention to opt-in to Regulation (EU) 2016/794 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Co-operation (Europol), in line with its right...
Posted On 15 Nov 2016

Yvette Cooper elected chair of Home Affairs Select Committee in wake of Keith Vaz resignation

Yvette Cooper, the Labour MP for Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford, has been elected chair of the Home Affairs Select Committee. All Members of Parliament were able to vote in the election which took place following the recent resignation from office of Keith Vaz. Votes were...
Posted On 31 Oct 2016

Inaugural European-wide action on e-commerce fraud witnesses arrest of 42 criminals

A total of 42 professional fraudsters, all of them members of Internet-based criminal networks, have now been arrested for online fraud activities. They’ve been ordering high value goods from online shops with stolen credit card information. The individuals concerned had...
Posted On 31 Oct 2016

Prime Minister Theresa May urges international action designed to stamp out modern slavery

Within the margins of the recent UN General Assembly, Prime Minister Theresa May sought to galvanise international action on stamping out modern slavery when bringing together political leaders, representatives of international organisations and a series of experts. The Prime...
Posted On 26 Sep 2016

Highest-ever attendance figures recorded at Europol’s European Police Chiefs Convention

Over 450 police chiefs and senior law enforcement officers from Europe and beyond gathered at Europol’s headquarters in The Hague for the 2016 European Police Chiefs Convention (EPCC). The turnout this year was the highest since the first European Police Chiefs Convention...
Posted On 16 Sep 2016

Internet giants “consciously failing” to tackle scourge of extremism on the web

In its report published following an inquiry that has lasted 12 months and included visits to Glasgow, Bradford and Europol’s headquarters in The Hague, the Home Affairs Committee has stated that social media giants like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube are “consciously...
Posted On 25 Aug 2016

Law enforcement and IT security companies join forces in bid to fight ransomware threat

The Dutch National Police, Europol, Intel Security and Kaspersky Lab have joined forces to launch a new initiative designed to fight the cyber criminals. Entitled ‘No More Ransom’, this is a step forward in the co-operation between law enforcement and the private...
Posted On 26 Jul 2016

Europol responds to rising tide of intellectual property crime with IPC3 launch

In a bid to strengthen the fight against counterfeiting and piracy online and offline, Europol and the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) have joined forces to launch the Intellectual Property Crime Co-ordinated Coalition (otherwise known as IPC3). Infringements...
Posted On 14 Jul 2016
Europol's headquarters in The Hague

Criminal Asset Recovery in the EU: Survey conducted by Europol asks ‘Does crime still pay?’

From 2010 to 2014, 2.2% of the estimated proceeds of crime were provisionally seized or frozen, while 1.1% of the criminal profits were finally confiscated at EU level. That’s according to a recent report pieced together by Europol’s Asset Recovery Unit in...
Posted On 04 Jul 2016