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Cause of concern

The force needs to strengthen its response to serious and organised crime in order to provide the public with the best possible protection from harm.


The force should immediately take steps to:

• act on the information it currently holds to understand and prioritise the threats that organised criminals in Northamptonshire pose; • define an intelligence requirement for serious and organised crime and communicate this to officers and staff so they can enhance the force’s understanding of current threats;• engage routinely with partner agencies at a senior level to enhance intelligence sharing and promote an effective, multi-agency response to serious and organised crime; • begin to measure its activity on serious and organised crime across the four Ps, and ensure that it learns from experience to maximise the disruptive effect of this activity; • identify those at risk of being drawn into serious and organised crime, and ensure that preventative initiatives are put in place with partner organisations to deter them from offending; and • enhance its approach to the ‘lifetime management’ of organised criminals to minimise the risk they pose to local communities. This approach should include routine consideration of ancillary orders, partner agency powers and other tools to deter organised criminals from continuing to offend.

[on]22nd March 2018 [status]awaiting-review[/status][/on][on]17th July 2018 [comment]

Progress being closely monitored by FLL and will be subject to re-inspection in January 2019.

[/comment][/on][on]29th April 2019 [status]being-progressed[/status][/on][on]29th April 2019 [comment]

Reviewed during fieldwork in January 2019. Recommendation status to be reviewed once report moderation has been completed (June 2019).