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  • 13 Jul 2020 12:18 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    A repeatedly shared post on Facebook has claimed that City Of London Police are warning people about a scam claiming to involve banks and mobile network operators.

  • 06 Jul 2020 11:22 AM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    The UK’s National Crime Agency, alongside other law enforcement agencies in France and the Netherlands, have busted illicit arms and drugs rings after disabling an encrypted comms platform

  • 06 Jul 2020 10:24 AM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    The public must decide whether they are willing to pay more to see police solve common crimes like burglaries, the chief inspector of constabulary has said.

  • 06 Jul 2020 9:16 AM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Entire organised crime groups dismantled during Operation Venetic with 746 arrests, and £54m criminal cash, 77 firearms and over two tonnes of drugs seized so far.

  • 15 Jun 2020 11:19 AM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Recruitment targeted at people from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) background could "change the face" of West Midlands Police, bosses said.

  • 15 Jun 2020 9:06 AM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    On 2 June 2020, the Serious Fraud Office ("SFO") responded to two reports prepared by Her Majesty's Crown Prosecution Inspectorate ("HMCPSI"), the first of which was a report dated 22 July 2019 relating to leadership  (the "Leadership Review") and the second a report dated 8 October 2019 on  case progression  (the "Case Progression Review", together, the "Reports").

  • 08 Jun 2020 12:13 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Following the HM Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate (HMCPSI)’s reviews into case progression, and leadership and management at the SFO, the SFO has formally responded to the observations and recommendations made by the Inspectors.

  • 08 Jun 2020 10:59 AM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Detective Chief Inspector Edelle Michaels (picture) has been appointed as the new head of the City of London Police’s Insurance Fraud Enforcement Department (IFED), succeeding DCI Andy Fyfe.

  • 07 Jun 2020 11:51 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    I do not like criticizing the UK Serious Fraud Office. Its staff are exceptionally committed, and it has a very tough mandate. But my experience of building a global consultancy over 20 years is that hard messages sometimes need to be given, and a failure to deliver the message is demonstrative of personal as well as organizational failure and risks greater harm.


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