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Cyber-crime head

by Mark Rowe

Pictured is Angela McLaren, the new Assistant Commissioner at the City of London Police with responsibility for economic and cyber-crime. She joins from Police Scotland, where she was the executive lead for Organised Crime, Counter Terrorism and Intelligence.

Earlier this year the City of London Police became the national lead force for cyber-crime. This prompted the creation of a new Assistant Commissioner role to oversee the significantly greater responsibilities the force now holds within the NPCC (National Police Chiefs’ Council) cyber-crime portfolio, alongside their fraud remit.

Commissioner Ian Dyson says: “I am delighted to welcome Assistant Commissioner McLaren to the City of London Police, and look forward to working with her. Our new AC brings with her many years of extensive policing experience following an impressive career in both Fife Constabulary and Police Scotland, where she worked across a number of key operational areas.

“Protecting organisations and individuals from fraudulent activity, including cyber-crime, is a priority for the City of London Police as we look ahead to 2021, and Assistant Commissioner McLaren will be instrumental in what I am sure will be a success.”

And Angela McLaren says: “It is fantastic to be joining the City of London Police to head up the response to economic and cyber-crime. Both fraud and cyber-crime present real and increasing threats to communities: this has been particularly evident in the last year, as more people have been confined to their homes, relying on technology to live their lives. Unfortunately criminals continue to exploit this situation, often targeting the most vulnerable within our society, and this must stop.

“I feel privileged to be joining such a talented team of individuals who are already leading the way in preventing and detecting economic and cyber-crime, and look forward to working with them to protect the public against these threats.”

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