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Contact: George Fraser
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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.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 86 KB

The public minutes from the previous meeting, held on 2 February 2018.

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Minutes:

The Board considered the minutes from the last meeting, held on 2 February 2018.

 

RESOLVED – That the minutes be approved.

 

MATTERS ARISING

The Chairman noted that Dave Clark was no longer T/Commander of Economic Crime, and that Pete O’Doherty was currently in his place, pending recruitment of the permanent position in the coming months.

 

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4.

Outstanding References pdf icon PDF 64 KB

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.

 

The Chairman noted that there were 3 Outstanding Actions from previous meetings.

 

OR2 – Cyber Training for Members

The Commissioner explained that a draft proposal for a 2-hour cyber training session for up to 40 members had been drawn up and was tabled at the meeting.  It was agreed that CoLP would feed back with some proposed dates, and a schedule that could be run for Members of the Police Committee. (1)

 

The Commissioner noted that the risk in this area to the public sector was high, and that there would be good opportunities for monetisation.

 

OR3 – Facilitation Reporting

The Commissioner explained that facilitation of crime training was tasked out to external agencies at a national level.  He confirmed that he would follow up to gain feed back on this for the next meeting.  (2)

 

OR4 – 16 Non-Judicial Outcomes

The Commissioner agreed that he would circulate the list of 16 Non-Judicial Outcomes to Members. The chairman requested that figures of who falls into each category be included. The Commissioner suggested that they could include details of these categories going forward and Members agreed that this would be useful.

 

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5.

National Lead Force: 2017/18 Performance Report pdf icon PDF 235 KB

Report of the Commissioner

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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 – March 2018.

 

The Commissioner explained that there had been a significant increase in the number of reports received by ECD which was not matched by their resource.  This meant that there was a significant challenge, and fewer disseminations as a result.  This figure is, however, linked to capacity limitations on a national scale.  The Commissioner explained that CoLP’s MORILE (Management of Risk in Law Enforcement on a National Scale) was employed in this regard to prioritise with a sight to maximum reduction of harm.

 

The Commissioner explained that the implementation of new systems had taken some staff resources from the frontline but this would now be expected to level out.

 

The Chairman emphasised the importance of including all headlines, positive or negative, in the summary section of the report.  This would ensure that there is no misconception that report authors are attempting to hide any negative results.

 

The Chairman noted that it was clear ECD would be working with limited resources and asked if there was any plan to address these needs.  The Commissioner confirmed that there was a plan to focus developments on NCAA.  He also explained that there was an impetus to improve service to victims through strategic changes.  Operationally, the new Action Fraud systems would provide significant benefits and reduce the duplication of work, and once the intensive testing phase is completed, pressures on staffing would be reduced somewhat.

 

The Commissioner noted that THRIVE, a demand management tool that prioritised risk areas would enable CoLP to address issues more effectively.

 

A Member asked if CoLP distinguished between low volume Fraud reports by individuals,

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6.

Resolution - Cryptocurrencies pdf icon PDF 69 KB

Resolution from the Port Health and Environmental Services Committee

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Minutes:

The Board received a resolution from the Port Health and Environmental Services Committee that asked Members to note the recommendation that the City of London Police address the issue of fraudulent cryptocurrencies on its website.

 

The Chairman illustrated his approval that there was clearly an awareness of these issues and that Members were able to utilise the proper channels to raise the issue.

 

RESOLVED – That Members agree the fraudulent cryptocurrencies issue should be addressed by the city of London Police website.

 

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7.

Any other business that the Chairman considers urgent

Minutes:

There was no further business.

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8.

Questions on matters relating to the work of the Committee

Minutes:

There were no questions.

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9.

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 Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act.

 

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10.

Non-Public Minutes

To agree the non-public minutes of the last meeting, held on 2 February 2018

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Minutes:

The Committee considered the non-public minutes from the last meeting, held on 15 December 2017.

 

RESOLVED – That the minutes be approved.

 

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11.

Restricted Activity Update

Report of the Commissioner

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Minutes:

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

 

RESOLVED – That the report be received.

 

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12.

Economic Crime Academy Update

Report of the Commissioner

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Minutes:

The Board received a report of the Commissioner that provided Members with an update on activity involving the Economic Crime Academy.

 

RESOLVED – That the report be received.

 

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13.

Non-Public Questions on matters relating to the work of the Committee

Minutes:

There was one non-public question.

 

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14.

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

Minutes:

The Chairman explained that he would not be putting his name forward as Chairman of the sub-committee for the ensuing year, and as such this would be his final meeting Chairman. He stated that it was a pleasure to chair the ECB for 6 years and thanked everyone for their valuable contributions during that time.  Members thanked the Chairman for his leadership in this area over the last 6 years.

 

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