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 Teams


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.


Agenda​ (All times BST)


Day Two – Current threats and best practice around the operational response


9.30am-9.40am: Welcome and introduction, Carol Jenkins, The Investigator


Modern Slavery/Human Trafficking

9.40am-10.20am: The role of dedicated modern slavery co-ordination unit in tacking modern slavery offences in the UK, Deborah Hurst, Modern Slavery Co-ordination Unit, Serious Crime Division, Greater Manchester Police


10.20am-11.10am: Operation Fort: a lawyer’s approach to successful international modern slavery investigations and protections - the other end of the telescope, Caroline Haughey, QC,


11am-11.10am: Break


International Online Child Sexual Offences

11.10am-11.50am:  Operation Calcitrant, an international investigation into the live streaming of online child sexual offences, Chris Knott, Investigator, Child Exploitation and Online Protection Command (CEOP), National Crime Agency



11.50am-12.40pm: Firearms trafficking and criminal use: current threats and challenges, Paul Morris, Head of Threat Firearms, National Crime Agency


12.40pm-1pm: Lunch



1pm-1.50pm: Operation ITALICI: an investigation into the world’s biggest ever illegal anabolic steroid distribution network, John McLaughlin, former Investigator, National Crime Agency and Pat Myhill, Director, UK Anti-Doping


Counter Terrorism

1.50pmpm-2.40pm: How digital investigation in terrorist cases can be applied to serious and organised crime investigations, DI Femi Omole Digital, National Digital Exploitation Service (NDES)


2.40pm: Conference closes.

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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