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Economic Crime Academy Update

Report of the T/Commander.


Members considered a report of the T/Commander relative to the Economic Crime Academy (ECA) update. The T/Commander noted that some courses had been postponed due to the pandemic, however courses would resume once restrictions lift.  A stronger move to online training would increase capacity per course and have wider national and international reach, and a fully online course was in development in partnership with Coventry University and Lloyds Bank for counter fraud qualifications. 90% of forces across the UK were engaged with the programme, and advertising and branding strategies were being employed to expand the ECA’s reach. The T/Commander also reported that discussions were underway with the College of Policing to establish courses for economic crime and policing and this would be reported back to the Committee as discussions progress.


RESOLVED, that – the report be received and its contents noted.

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