Sussex police and crime commissioner (PCC), Katy Bourne, has welcomed the launch of the new National Crime Agency, which will lead the fight against organised, economic and cyber crime, border policing and child protection
She said: “The National Crime Agency marks the first time a single national agency will tackle organised crime at home and abroad with its own warranted officers and the power to lead officers from other law enforcement agencies in co-ordinating that activity.
“The National Crime Agency means that there will be no hiding places for human traffickers, cyber criminals and drugs barons in our county.”
She continued: “Crime continues to fall in Sussex which is good news, but we can’t be complacent.
“Cyber crime is one of the fastest growing areas of crime, where modern technologies are exploited in order to commit a range of criminal offences.
“I want to ensure that cyber crime is tackled efficiently and effectively in Sussex. My latest website poll http://www.sussex-pcc.gov.uk/get-involved/ gives residents a chance to tell me about their experiences. Please go online and have your say.”