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Emilie Sundorph, Researcher at Reform, wrote an article for Prospect following the publication of Reform‘s report, Bobbies on the net: a police workforce for the digital age.
Digital crime is on the rise and many officers are “terrified” by this, feeling they lack the knowledge and skills to tackle it. Police forces must do more to foster these skills. Some examples include a digital skills academy, making greater use of secondments and tapping into the expertise of other digital specialists.
“Learning from these approaches to deliver a workforce fit to fight cybercrime should be the priority for the police. Achieving this will not be simple, but it is essential to protect people online.”
Read the full article here.