Merseyside's Police Commissioner and her Deputy will join colleagues from across England and Wales at an engagement event with the National Crime Agency in London today.
Jane Kennedy and her Deputy, Cllr Emily Spurrell, are 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 partners on a national, regional and local level to protect citizens, business and public services from cyber crime.
Today's meeting will also focus on the issue of modern slavery and sexual offences against children, looking at what needs to be done to end modern slavery in the UK and the work being undertaken to eradicate economic crime, including fraud.
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.