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Next generation of Ectocryp Blue released by Airbus Defence and Space meets highest UK data security standards

Ectocryp Blue is an Enterprise-level product developed by UK experts to meet CESG's rigorous standards




Already used by thousands of officers across the world



New hub to fight cyber crime opens

The virtual hub has been established to serve as a central point for collaboration





The Investigator’s latest issue main features

Counterfeit Cops: A unique project being run by the Met Police called Operation Amberhill is tackling the scourge of counterfeit and forged documents in the UK

Crime Exhibits:
Some of history’s most memorable crimes over the past 140 years and the investigations and people behind the headlines are now on display to the public at the Museum of London

Pillow Talk:
A drug smuggler who tried to enter the UK with £200,000 worth of ecstasy tablets in a neck pillow has been jailed following an investigation by the National Crime Agency

Domestic Development: Investigators can now prosecute domestic abusers without relying on the testimony of a victim – a move that could bring about a culture change in the approach to domestic prosecutions

Missing Consultation: The College of Policing has released draft police guidance on missing persons for consultation, with a new focus on social media

Stop and Search: The College of Policing has begun a stop and search training pilot with six forces to help police recognise unconscious bias

High Seas: A staggering 20 tonnes of cannabis that was hidden in the deck of a merchant vessel was seized as part of an international operation co-ordinated by Europol

King Crimson: Unlicensed gang masters who exploit vulnerable immigrants in the UK are continuing to prove a challenge for investigators. Investigation and case management software is helping authorities wage a war against such criminals


Death Warrant: A drug-smuggling pensioner who tried to fake his own death to avoid being jailed has be brought to justice and jailed for eight years

DNA Detectives: While DNA often presents a wealth of opportunities in major crime cases, it is not a panacea and sometimes the ‘DNA results’ fall short of the evidential standard. However, in these cases there often remains an array of intelligence opportunities. Chris Holt looks at how to use DNA as a vital intelligence tool in major crime investigations

Mobile Monitoring: A digital abuse expert has raised concerns over the fact mobile phone are now becoming powerful electronic tags for victims of domestic abuse

Drilling down data: A state-of-the-art software system is helping investigators collect, process and analyse the raft of data that is now part of modern day criminal investigations









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