I was the first PCC in the country to make cyber crime a police and crime priority.
The result is that our force has led the way and invested in specialist capabilities.
The safer cyber priority needs to adapt and change and I want the police to focus on the fraud problem.
Yes we have a serious problem in this country when it comes to fraud. In fact I would go as far to say , it’s a national disgrace.
We don’t record the fraud as a crime and therefore we don’t know how many victims there are out there.
I’ve already spoken to the Chief Constable and work is underway to look at setting up a specific economic crime unit.