Merseyside's Police Commissioner and her colleagues from across England and Wales will be attending an engagement event with the National Crime Agency in London today.
Jane Kennedy is among the Police and Crime Commissioner's who will attending a full day event with the National Crime Agency (NCA) with the aim of working together to maximise the collective understanding of the threat of serious and organised crime to the UK.
The event will look at the Agency's achievements to date and take a forward look at the challenges ahead. The event will also examine how the NCA works with the regions to inform, prioritise and task them on issues in relation to serious and organised crime.
The event will also focus on making the most efficient use of resources to tackle these threats and the success of its existing collaborative work, as well as examining the threats posed by emerging crime trends such as cyber crime and modern slavery.
Organised crime is one of the greatest threats to the UK's national security. The NCA's role is to protect the public by disrupting and bringing to justice those serious and organised criminals who present the highest risk to the UK. The agency has a wide remit to tackle serious and organised crime, strengthen our borders, fight fraud and cyber crime, and protect children and young people from sexual abuse and exploitation.
It provides leadership in these areas through our organised crime, border policing, economic crime and CEOP commands, the National Cyber Crime Unit and specialist capability teams. It also has an international role to cut the effect of serious and organised crime on the UK.
Find out more about the work of the NCA here.