Cybercrime: NWA involvement with the PCC and the PCP

The Hampshire Police and Crime Panel (PCP) is responsible for scrutinising and supporting the Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) for Hampshire.

In November 2017, The PCP invited residents to give their views on how the PCC for Hampshire and the Isle of Wight could enhance efforts to identify and prevent cyber-enabled fraud.

As President of the Hampshire Neighbourhood Watch, Margaret Filley had direct involvement with this activity and we can now share the formal response from the PCC to that scrutiny.

Bob Combes, Chairman of the Hampshire Neighbourhood Watch Association, has offered his thanks to Margaret in a letter to NW Coordinators:

“I thank Margaret on your behalf for managing our input and leading the collaboration  drive with the OPCC.

Here are her comments about the formal response:

“ Hampshire NW was been a valued participant in a cyber crime survey for Hampshire Police and Crime Panel at the end of 2017  which focused on how well the PCC and his team were encouraging and facilitating raising awareness of cyber related crime, and in particular fraud.

At that stage HINWA was very critical that no partnership engagement was offered or encouraged.  However because of our critical response, this position has now happily reversed and NW is not only valued but is now developing excellent partnership opportunities for cybercrime prevention  with the OPCC  –  which is central to raising awareness within our communities”.

If you would like to read the PCCs formal response to this PCP scrutiny, please take this link to open the four page document in PDF form.  This may go some way to help you understand the workings of both the PCC and the PCP.



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