Investigating Serious and Organised Crime online CPD Conference

19 and 20 October 2020 

  • Supporting operational officers in the prevention, investigation and disruption of Serious and Organised Crime offences in the UK

  • October 19 and 20 – to be held online on Microsoft Team


The Investigator is hosting its Serious and Organised Crime Conference online for the first time to provide a contemporary snapshot of trends, challenges and best practice in this ever-evolving area of crime.


The recent global Coronavirus pandemic has had a significant affect on the way organised criminals are operating and the crimes they are committing.


Our conference will provide an up-to-date picture on these important developments in order to inform your current work.


We are delighted to welcome an impressive line-up of speakers – all leading international experts who will provide a current picture of the nature and threat of serious and organised criminality in the UK and internationally.


The conference is aimed at supporting the continuous professional development of SOC investigators in forces, regions and other law enforcement agencies including the National Crime Agency, Home Office and other public and private sector organisations.


A certificate of CPD will be provided to all delegates who attend.


With the help of an impressive line-up of speakers, the conference will:

  • Understand the current threat through research, operational learning and expert opinion


  • Look at current criminal markets; a focus on understanding their models and how they operate with a view to causing maximum disruption


  • Look at the current definition of Serious and Organised Crime and a focus on current crime types including emerging crimes


  • Focus on how such crime affect victims and disrupt law abiding societies


  • Provide the most contemporary snapshot of the innovation and operational excellence that is spearheaded by investigators of all ranks and roles.

Our top line-up of speakers includes:

Leading operational practitioners will provide a fascinating insight into the challenges, best practice and the innovative work they are spearheading to address the challenges of this ever evolving and complex crime.


Paul Stansfield, National Crime Agency: the importance of multilateral international partnerships with Interpol, Europol, UN, EU and the African Union for the operational investigator


Angela McKenna, UK lead for Europol: how Europol can support the work of UK investigators post Brexit


Paul Morris, Head of Threat Firearms, National Crime Agency (NCA): Firearms Trafficking and Criminal Use: current threats and challenges


Caroline Haughey, QC, Operation Fort: a lawyer’s approach to successful international modern slavery investigations and protections - the other end of the telescope


Paul Williamson, Regional Head of Investigations, Midlands, Wales and West National Crime Agency: the role of the PIP Investigator in SOC investigations


Chris Allen, research lead, Strategic Delivery Unit, Economic Crime, City of London Police Project U Battle: new research that compares the operational similarities of big businesses to organised crime groups

 Professor Julian Richards, Head Centre for Security and Intelligence Services, University of Buckingham: a contemporary look at the structure and workings of transnational organised crime groups including crime trends. An introduction to a new MA the university is offering investigators and analysts in the investigation of Transnational Serious and Organised Crime


Sam Bullimore, Deputy Director Intelligence, UK Border Force, Intelligence- led Targeting: a data driven approach to threat identification

Pat Myill, Director of UK Anti-Doping, the global challenge of the illegal distribution of steroids and collaborations with the National Crime Agency on major investigations including Operation ITALICI: the global investigation into the world’s largest steroid distribution network.

David McGrath, Deputy Director, Criminal and Financial Investigation,Immigration Enforcement: immigration enforcement as a tool to tackle Serious and Organised Crime


DI Chris Stewart, Digital Operations, National Digital Exploitation Service (NDES): how digital investigation in terrorist cases can be applied to serious and organised crime investigations

Professor Mike Levi, School of Social Sciences, Cardiff University: how online technologies are transforming transnational organised crime

DS Jon Smith and Luke Stringfellow, Specialist Crime Unit, Derbyshire Police, Operation Pacifica: a complex investigation into wide-scale drug dealing in the East Midlands

Michael Ellis, Chairman, International IP Crime Investigators College: the impact caused by the convergence of illicit trade on major crime


PLUS: A fascinating insight into the work of the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Command (CEOP) and how they are investigating international CSAE offences


Cost: £299.49 (GBP) per delegate


Timings: Each day will start at 10.00 (BST) and finish at 16.00 (BST)
Booking: Please send the delegates name(s), email address and purchase order to or telephone +44(0)844 660 8707 for further information. 

Payment can be made by PayPal/debit/credit card (corporate card fees apply + 3%).

Important disclaimer

Please note, we respectfully ask that only delegates who have paid for a place are permitted to attend our virtual conference. If you would like to attend as a group of more than ten delegates from the same force then please contact us for group rates.

Please refer to the College of Police Code of Ethics 2014 for guidance. Please see page 11 section 7, which states: ‘I will treat information with respect, and access or disclose it only in the proper course of my duties’

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