Safer Online

Tackle the emerging threats of cyber-enabled and dependent crime by developing new tactics and capabilities to safeguard those using online platforms.

Joy Allen

Safer online is one of the PCCs six key priorities

The PCC will work with the Chief Constable and partners to:

  • Fund and promote cyber fraud awareness campaigns.
  • Support the roll out of Cyber‐Crime Prevention Volunteers who educate the public on how to protect themselves from cyber enabled crime.
  • Introduce specialist Cyber Prevention Officers.
  • Invest in digital investigation and intelligence to improve understanding of the digital footprint to combat internet cyber enabled and cyber dependent criminality.
Joy Allen with the Cyber reduction team
  • Pursue and bring to justice those who groom children online or those who download or share images of abuse and protect those at risk.
  • Raise awareness of how children and adults can stay safe online, how to recognise online grooming, exploitation, and radicalisation.
  • Support vulnerable people to be safe online through educational programmes.
  • Contribute to national policy discussions to support local practice.