Cyber: Keep the light on - An inspection of the police response to cyber-dependent crime 2019
In early 2019, the Home Secretary commissioned HMICFRS to inspect the effectiveness and efficiency of the police response to cyber-dependent crime.
They assessed whether:
- law enforcement has a well-designed strategy for tackling cyber-dependent crime;
- organisational structures provide the necessary capacity, capabilities and partnerships;
- victims of cyber-dependent crime receives a high quality response; and
- staff at local and national levels are provided with appropriate learning opportunities to deal with cyber-dependent crime.
The inspection took place between April and June 2019, in 10 forces (including Lincolnshire Police), in addition to 3 law enforcement agencies and 9 regional organised crime units.