European Serious Organised Crime
09 Mar 2009
2nd Annual Conference held at BT Convention Centre, Liverpool
Organised crime networks in Europe continue to prosper but the collective state response is gathering pace and sophistication and positive results have been forthcoming. The OCTA states that, “In general, the main OC groups are transnational, multi-ethnic and poly-crime oriented” which necessitates a multi-agency, international law enforcement response.
Last year’s inaugural conference created a network of senior police officers and key law enforcement personnel from across the continent. This conference continued to build links and capacity and further improve the development of police forces and techniques across Europe.
The programme looked at links to terrorism, organised crime gang recruitment, gun crime, financial organised crime and human trafficking and highlighted strategy and provided best practice case studies, both from the UK and the continent.