Monday, October 10, 2011

Chief constable appointed head of new FBI-style National Crime Agency targeting organised criminal gangs...maybe good to start with the government

Home Secretary Theresa May today named Warwickshire Police Chief Constable Keith Bristow as the head of the new National Crime Agency.

Mrs May said Mr Bristow will 'develop an agency of powerful operational crime fighters who will ensure those who commit serious and organised crime are tracked down, pursued and brought to justice'.

The new National Crime Agency is expected to start its work in December 2012.

The FBI-style police force will tackle the rising threat of organised crime gangs and beef up border security.

The NCA will replace the Serious Organised Crime Agency (Soca), which Labour launched in a blaze of publicity in 2006. Soca has been criticised for failing to recover the proceeds of organised crime. Read More