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Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies

Minutes:

Apologies were received from Deputy Doug Barrow.

 

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2.

MEMBERS' DECLARATIONS UNDER THE CODE OF CONDUCT IN RESPECT OF ITEMS ON THE AGENDA

Minutes:

There were no declarations.

 

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3.

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To agree the minutes of the last meeting, held on 20 October 2017.

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Minutes:

The Board considered the minutes from the last meeting, held on 20 October 2017.

 

The Chairman thanked Deputy Tom Sleigh for chairing the last meeting in his absence.

 

The Town Clerk noted, in reference to discussion at the last meeting under item 6 – National Lead Force: 2017-18 Performance Report, that the Value for Money data was missing in the previous report.  The Commander of Economic Crime explained that these figures were indeed recorded, and confirmed that they would be included from now onwards. (1)

 

RESOLVED – That the minutes be approved.

 

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4.

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Report of the Town Clerk

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Minutes:

The Board received a report of the Town Clerk that summarised the outstanding actions from previous meetings.

 

OR1 – Cyber Training for Members

The T/Commander of Economic Crime explained that Mike Beck was hoping to attend the Economic Crime Board, but was unable to attend this meeting.  He explained that it would be possible to provide a basic level training session for Members lasting around 2-4 hours.  The Chairman asked which Members this would be provided to.  Members agreed that this training would be beneficial to all Members of the Court of Common Council.  A Member suggested that perhaps it would be sensible to get an overview of the proposed session at the next meeting, before proposing a wider roll-out to Members.  The Board agreed that a paper should be submitted to the next meeting that detailed the basic 2-hour training session proposed for Members. (2)

 

A second Member explained that they thought Cyber Training should be an obligatory requirement for all Members.  The Chairman suggested that it would be difficult to mandate training to Members, but it could be strongly recommended by the Board.

 

OR2 – Social Media Engagement

The T/Commander of Economic Crime explained that Social Media Engagement descriptions had been improved.

 

OR3 – Victim Care Satisfaction

The T/Commander of Economic Crime explained that the Victim Care Satisfaction questionnaire questions would be updated as the survey is refreshed for the new financial year, and feedback from this Board had been taken into account.  The Chairman illustrated his approval.  A Member recalled from the previous meeting that it was determined that the wording of the question might have led to unfavourable responses regarding “satisfaction” levels, to the detriment of the Economic Crime Directorate.

 

OR4 – Cumulative Data

The T/Commander of Economic Crime explained that the Economic Crime Directorate

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5.

Q3 National Lead Force: 2017/18 Performance Report pdf icon PDF 509 KB

Report of the Commissioner of Police

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Minutes:

The Board received a report of the Commissioner that outlined the quantitative and qualitative data performance of City of London Police as the National Lead Force for Fraud for the period April 2017 – December 2017.

 

The T/Commander of Economic Crime explained that the decrease of 21% in the number of crimes identified for dissemination to police forces was attributable to the adoption of the new Management of Risk in Law Enforcement (MORILE) approach.  This involved a marginally lower volume of crimes subjected to investigation, but a significantly improved prioritisation of crimes investigated, leading to an overall net reduction in harm caused.  This was supported by the 11% increase in disruption requests figure presented within the report.

 

The T/Commander of Economic Crime explained that the key enabler of the 11% increase in disruptions requests was the use of telephony, through Voice-over-Internet-Protocol (VoIP) and the termination of UK phone lines.

 

The T/Commander of Economic Crime explained that the Economic Crime Directorate was currently managing 36 different Organised Crime Groups (OCGs), more than the rest of the City of London Police combined.  The Chairman asked if some of these were being managed in partnership with other forces/agencies.  The T/Commander confirmed that many cases have both a Financial Conduct Authority element and a criminal element.  He explained that the ECD had managed to recoup £700,000 of £1.2m back in one particular case.

 

The T/Commander of Economic Crime explained that following meetings with the minister for Economic Crime Ben Wallace, the ECD have been able to engage officer numbers into Protect.

 

The T/Commander of Economic Crime explained that the Economic Crime Academy has made good progress as accreditation has proved useful for officers.

 

A Member stated their concern that the satisfaction level was based on all cases, rather than major cases.

 

The T/Commander

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6.

Any other business that the Chairman considers urgent

Minutes:

In reference to the funding issues raised, a Member asked if it would be beneficial to send a message to the Home Office.  The Chairman explained that the challenge would be in presenting an argument that demonstrates that a positive outcome would be yielded from increased funding, especially considering ECD’s evidently strong performance in the face of current funding limitations. The T/Commander of Economic Crime agreed that he would be in contact with the Remembrancers department in order to highlight key areas.  The Chairman suggested that, if required, perhaps a note could be sent from the Chairman of Police and himself.

 

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7.

Questions on matters relating to the work of the Committee

Minutes:

There were no questions.

 

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8.

Exclusion of the Public

Minutes:

RESOLVED - That under Section 100(A) of the Local Government Act 1972, the public be excluded from the meeting for the following items on the grounds that they involve the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in Part I of the Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act.

 

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9.

Non-Public Minutes

To agree the non-public minutes of the last meeting, held on 20 October 2017.

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Minutes:

The Board considered the Non-Public Minutes from the last meeting, held on 20 October 2017.

 

RESOLVED – That the minutes be approved.

 

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10.

Restricted Activity Update

Report of the Commissioner of Police

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Minutes:

The Board received a report of the Commissioner of Police that summarised notable activity not for publication that was being delivered by the City of London Police in its capacity as National Lead Force.

 

RESOLVED – That the report be received.

 

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11.

Economic Crime Academy Update

Report of the Commissioner of Police

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Minutes:

The Board received a report of the Commissioner of Police that provided updates on the activity relating to the Economic Crime Academy.

 

RESOLVED – That the report be received.

 

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12.

Questions on matters relating to the work of the Committee

Minutes:

There were no questions.

 

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13.

Any other business that the Chairman considers urgent and which the Committee agree should be considered whilst the public are excluded

Minutes:

There was no further business.

 

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