The Commissioner to be heard.
The Commander (Economic Crime) took the opportunity to update Members on Action Know Fraud in light of the adverse media coverage received during August 2019 and the following points were made.
· The Commander (Economic Crime) reiterated the Force’s position that the behaviour of the individuals involved was unacceptable, and that the contractor employing those individuals had been robust in dealing with the issues once they had been identified. The Force had launched an interim review into the matter. The Commander noted that the both the Force and the Board would likely have to deal with similar cases going forward.
· The Chairman expressed disappointment that neither he nor the Authority were able to learn of the impending media coverage in advance. The Chairman noted that his announcement of a review had not attracted much media interest.
RESOLVED, that the update be noted.