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Fraudsters targeted in Project OTELLO national law enforcement campaign

The National Economic Crime Centre (NECC) in collaboration with the City of London Police is spearheading a campaign targeting fraudsters responsible for duping members of the public and businesses out of billions of pounds. The campaign, named Project OTELLO, also involves...
Posted On 05 Feb 2020
Martin Hewitt: chair of the NPCC
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“Policing must be a critical part of Royal Commission” asserts NPCC chairman

National Police Chiefs’ Council chairman Martin Hewitt has said that the planned Royal Commission on the effectiveness of the criminal justice system is an opportunity to review the policing model in England and Wales such that it better meets 21st Century threats. Hewitt sai...
Posted On 07 Jan 2020
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Tasking to improve fraud response issued by National Crime Agency

The National Crime Agency’s (NCA) director general Lynne Owens has issued a tasking to improve the response to fraud. The tasking, which is made under the Crime and Courts Act 2013, follows a discussion with chief constables and other partners at the National Strategic...
Posted On 23 Dec 2019
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National Crime Agency reveals detail underpinning new UK Protected Persons Service

The National Crime Agency (NCA) has announced the creation of the new national UK Protected Persons Service. The move will see protected persons units, which are based in a network of regional organised crime units (ROCUs), come under the leadership of the NCA for the first time....
Posted On 02 Apr 2019
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Illegal website users targeted in joint law enforcement activity focused on DDoS

The National Crime Agency (NCA), working in conjunction with law enforcement partners from 14 countries, has taken action against a number of users of illegal websites, with those involved linked to four million attacks across the globe. This latest action is part of Operation...
Posted On 01 Feb 2019
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Eight-week ‘Communities Defeat Terrorism’ campaign launched by Counter-Terrorism Policing

Counter-Terrorism Policing has launched an eight-week ‘Communities Defeat Terrorism’ advertising campaign in cinemas timed to coincide with Oscars season. Using cinemas will allow Counter-Terrorism Policing to deliver its messaging with fewer distractions and more...
Posted On 24 Jan 2019
Sir Stephen House
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Sir Stephen House appointed Deputy Commissioner of Metropolitan Police Service

The Home Office has announced that Sir Stephen House will take over as Deputy Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police Service in December when Sir Craig Mackey retires from policing. Home Secretary Sajid Javid made his recommendation to Her Majesty The Queen following an open...
Posted On 08 Oct 2018
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Police chiefs looking to establish “safety net” if access to EU security tools is lost

A new national unit will assist police forces to use alternatives if the UK loses access to current European Union (EU) data sharing and co-operation tools, such as the European Arrest Warrant or Europol systems. The contingency plans, which were agreed upon by all chief...
Posted On 26 Sep 2018
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Police Scotland and SIA bring private security staff together to act against terrorism

On Thursday 28 June in Glasgow, Police Scotland and the Security Industry Authority (SIA) launched a new series of events intended to enlist front line private security operatives in the fight against terrorism. The pilot event took place at the Scottish Event Campus. These...
Posted On 04 Jul 2018
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DNA tagging spray adoption pays dividends for Met Police in war on moped crime

Two teenagers who stole a scooter and later failed to stop for Metropolitan Police Service 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. SelectaDNA tagging spray is one of...
Posted On 04 May 2018
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