First ever wellbeing toolkit for Investigators launched by NPCC

A new wellbeing toolkit for Investigators, the first of its kind, has been launched with the aim of ensuring anyone who works in an investigative role in policing can feel heard, valued and know where to seek wellbeing support if they need it.


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New Counter Terrorism Operations Centre unveiled in London

The first elements of the new Counter Terrorism Operations Centre (CTOC) in London have been unveiled.

They include a cutting-edge counter terrorism operations suite which is now fully operational and a dedicated, state-of-the-art counter terrorism forensics laboratory to follow soon.

The first completed section of the new CTOC, which is being housed within the Empress State Building in West Brompton, was visited by the Home Secretary, Priti Patel and the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan. 


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Sentence increase for paedophile who targeted more than 5,000 children

The jail term of an online predator who targeted thousands of children and tricked at least 500 boys into sending him sexual videos and images of themselves has been increased by the Court of Appeal.



Three members of UK’s largest human trafficking ring convicted

Three pivotal members of the largest human trafficking ring ever exposed in the UK have been convicted of people trafficking offences that involved vulnerable victims being intimidated and exploited, having their wages funnelled in to bank accounts controlled by members of the gang and being paid only paltry sums in return for their labours



The Perfect Solution When You Need to Gather Critical Digital Evidence Right Now

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City of London Police reveal victims lost £63M to investment fraud scam on social media

Figures released by the City of London Police show criminals continue to use popular social media apps to advertise investment scams and contact potential victims.


Home Office awards £18.4M to 40 areas to tackle burglary, vehicle theft and robbery

Forty areas have been awarded £18.4 million to make streets safer through projects to crack down on neighbourhood crimes like burglary, vehicle theft and robbery.


Interpol unveils global database to identify missing persons through family DNA

Interpol is now using I-Familia, a groundbreaking new database officially launched this month that applies cutting-edge scientific research and uses the DNA of relatives to identify missing persons or unidentified human remains around the world.



CPS and NPCC Publish new minimum standards to support rape and sexual violence victims

New minimum standards for the support of rape and sexual violence victims have today been published by the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) and the National Police Chiefs’ Council.




Independent Review of Prevent launches online engagement events

The Independent Review of Prevent is reviewing the government's strategy for supporting people vulnerable to being drawn into terrorism.



New EU Terrorism Situation and Trend report reveals latest trends

A new report by Europol has revealed that terrorist organisations attempted to take advantage of the global pandemic to spread hate propaganda and exacerbate mistrust in public institutions.



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Welcome to our July 2021 Newsletter

Our newsletter aims to keep you updated with latest developments in the world of criminal investigation.