APCC Leads for Serious and Organised Crime Baroness Hughes, Deputy Mayor for Greater Manchester, and Marc Jones, Lincolnshire PCC, respond to the Government’s announcement of the review of Serious Organised Crime;
“Earlier this year, the National Crime Agency and National Audit Office reports highlighted the pressing need to tackle the scale of Serious Organised Crime (SOC) across the country. These crimes have a devastating and destructive impact on people in our communities and have a significant cost to our economy.
“Police and Crime Commissioners have long advocated the need for a whole system approach to tackle SOC, from local to international, cross agency and cross sector. PCCs support a robust law enforcement response to SOC while recognising the need to tackle root causes, putting prevention and safeguarding at the heart of any strategy. We welcome this review and look forward to working with Sir Craig to inform the recommendations arising and will continue to work with Government to ensure the necessary governance and funding is in place.”