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Causes of concern

HMIC found that the current approach to mapping organised crime groups is applied by forces in an unacceptably inconsistent way, giving an incomplete and inaccurate picture of the national threat. Given the severity and nature of organised crime, a more coherent and consistent approach is critical.

Recommendation 5

• Immediately, the responsibility for mapping organised crime groups should be transferred from individual police forces to regional organised crime units, and this transfer should be completed no later than September 2017.

[on]3rd March 2017 [status]awaiting-review[/status][/on][on]27th March 2018 [comment]

Information from outside D&C suggest OCGM is now completed by the SW ROCU. Further enquiries/confirmation required.

[/comment][/on][on]27th March 2018 [comment]

Further update from force (Jo Densford) – "The responsibility for the organised crime group mapping has not entirely transferred across to ROCU as yet (anticipated April 2018) but it will always be a joint local and regional process, managed by the ROCU. This has been confirmed by the DCI, Head of Covert for the ROCU."

[/comment][/on][on]27th March 2018 [status]being-progressed[/status][/on][on]1st June 2018 [comment]

I have requested an update to clarify the expected date/completion of the transfer of OCG mapping to the ROCU. This will inform my further review of this recommendation and assessment of any required next steps.

[/comment][/on][on]9th August 2018 [comment]

I am waiting for further information from the force including the contact details of the owner of this recommendation, which will inform my review.

[/comment][/on][on]18th December 2018 [comment]

I discussed this recommendation with the Deputy Head of Performance and Analysis on 18/12/18. The force will be subject of inspection reality testing in regard to Serious and Organised Crime in January 2019. I have requested a review of force progress in regard to this recommendation by the associate(s) undertaking the reality testing. The findings of the reality testing will inform my review of this recommendation.

[/comment][/on][on]2nd May 2019 [comment]

Progress against this recommendation was reviewed during insight activity for Serious and Organised Crime earlier this year. Organised crime groups are mapped by the Regional Organised Crime Unit and I am satisfied that the requirements of this recommendation have been met.

[/comment][/on][on]2nd May 2019 [status]complete[/status][/on][on]2nd May 2019 [comment]

Authorised for closure on the bases if recent insight activity.