National Police Chiefs’ Council lead on digital intelligence and investigations, Chief Constable Stephen Kavanagh responds to the latest techUK report which calls on police and industry to work together to tackle cyber crime.
“Traditional crime is falling”. While that statement may be true, it doesn’t tell the whole story. Modern crime investigation and prevention techniques, as well as simple economics, have resulted in sharp reductions in many acquisitive crimes types over the period of my service.
This quarter's crime statistics have trialled questions to the public on the scale of cyber-crime and fraud experienced. It shows 5.1 million incidents fraud with 3.8 million adult victims and 2.5 million incidents of crime falling under the Computer Misuse Act.
Following Panorama’s investigation into police investigations into non-recent child sexual abuse by parliamentarians, police remind those reporting or commenting on these cases to consider the impact on vulnerable victims or witnesses.
National Police Chiefs' Council Lead on Communications Data, Assistant Chief Constable Richard Berry, responds to Apple's recent announcement that they are committed to using powerful encryption on their devices.
National Police Chiefs Council Lead on Firearms Licensing, Chief Constable Andy Marsh, has responded to today’s (Tuesday) report from Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary – ‘Targeting the Risk’ – on the issue of firearms licensing.
The National Police Chiefs' Council have responded to the National Appropriate Adults Network's report, published today, into the provision of appropriate adults for vulnerable adults in police custody.
A new report has found that over 180 urban drug-dealing gangs have expanded their activity into rural and coastal towns, pushing out local dealers or targeting the ‘space’ left by law enforcement action.
Sir Robert Peel’s first principle of law enforcement stated that the ‘basic mission for which the police exist is to prevent crime and disorder.’ While much has changed since 1829, I think that there would still be broad agreement with that principle. The challenge is to ensure that what the police do in pursuit of that mission is both effective and efficient.