The Board considered a report and a presentation on the emergence of cyber crime as a local threat to communities and the work of TITAN. The presentation set out the types of cyber-enabled crimes and the role of The TITAN unit, whose mission was to tackle organised crime groups causing the greatest levels of harm to communities in the North West.
Members noted that TITAN was the name for the North West Regional Organised Crime Unit, it was established in 2009 as a collaboration between the six police forces in Cumbria, Cheshire, Lancashire, Greater Manchester, Merseyside and North Wales to tackle serious organised crime that crossed county borders in the region. The unit comprised of five teams working closely together and included representatives from Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs, UK Border Agency and the National Crime Agency. These teams are: the Regional Intelligence Unit (RIU), the Regional Crime Unit (RCU), the Regional Asset Recovery Team (RART), Regional Cyber Crime Unit (RCCU) and the Protected Persons Service Unit (PPS).
RESOLVED: That the report and presentation be noted and TITAN be invited to attend a future meeting.