The National Crime Agency offers an opportunity to raise our game against some of the most harmful and dangerous individuals in the UK
ACPO lead on crime Chief Constable Jon Murphy said:
“The National Crime Agency offers an opportunity to raise our game against some of the most harmful and dangerous individuals in the UK. Organised crime has international and national dimensions, but the harm it causes is played out in local communities and streets, in the form of drug-related crime, gun crime, robbery, people trafficking and much more.
“Good neighbourhood policing provides eyes and ears on the streets, and along with hi-tech methods of policing, is just as important in providing the intelligence that police need to get to grips with serious and organised crime. This is why the fight against these threats must engage law enforcement collectively and collaboratively at every level.
“To do that, it will be critical that a clearly-focussed crime fighting agency, with a senior Chief Constable at its head, can forge the collaborative relationships with local and regional policing that it will need to be effective. Through ACPO work mapping organised crime activity, we now have for the first time a joined up detailed picture of the threat, risk and harm of serious and organised crime across the country. What we want is for each and every police officer to know exactly what is required of them to better protect the public from this threat.”