Agenda item

Update on National Lead Force

The Commissioner and Chief Officers to be heard.


Members heard an update from the Commissioner on National Lead Force and the following point was made:


·         The City of London Police were working closely with the National Crime Agency and National Economic Crime Centre in delivering its role as the National Lead Force for fraud.  COVID-19 related fraud had generated £14M losses in reported crime to date, including fake testing kits and e-mail scams.  A number of workstreams were underway to support the national response to this which included disseminating information and guidance to other Police Forces and members of the public.  It had not been necessary to transfer National Lead Force staff to other areas of service provision, such as the core uniformed policing role, and National Lead Force staff remained focused on tackling fraud.


RESOLVED, that the update be noted.