73 The Worshipful Company of Security Professionals' Annual Security Lecture

Tuesday 19th May 2015

The Company's 6th Annual Security Lecture was held in the City of London Police Headquarters and given by Commander Stephen Head, National Police Chief's Council National Coordinator for Economic Crime. As National Coordinator, he manages the police response to fraud through setting standards, facilitating joint working and integrating strategies and activities across the counter-fraud communities. The role of Commander for the Economic Crime Directorate brings the responsibility for supporting the Chief Officer Team and the Government in setting the national counter-fraud strategy.

The lecture gave an insight into the significant importance of policing Economic Crime, something which is not victimless as it affected every person in the country. The scale of the activity the police have to face is increasing at an astounding rate.

A most enlightening lecture followed by excellent liquid refreshment. The Master Security Professional and I met at Ironbridge on 6 June. He had been installed on 3 June whilst I was the new boy with an installation on 5 June! We have maintanined a friendship throughout our year.