Report of the Commissioner.
The Committee received a report of the Commissioner on the National Lead Force Performance Report Q1 April- June 2022. The Committee received an accompanying presentation from Officers on the City of London Police’s role as National Lead Force for fraud.
In response to a Member’s query Officers confirmed that there was a dedicated team in place with responsibility for the recovery of assets.
Following a request from the Committee, Officers undertook to include a metric on the number of call handlers and response times to the Service’s success measures.
A Member requested further information on the process for establishing future trends in fraud. Officers confirmed the extensive process for establishing these trends including engagement with effected business and national bodies to develop a cross sector perspective.
Officers confirmed, in response to concerns expressed by the Committee, that a fully funded City of London Police communication team with responsibility for effective communication of matters relating to the fraud and cyber crime. In addition, the specific methodology for engagement with small and medium size businesses was explained.
RESOLVED- That the report be noted.