Next-generation policing with Crime and Intelligence Command

Friday, 28 August, 2020

Next-generation policing with Crime and Intelligence Command

The Tasmanian Government has established a State Crime and Intelligence Command to enhance the ability to investigate crime, focusing on cybercrime, online fraud, organised crime, firearm trafficking, serious drug distribution, online child exploitation and serious financial crime. This follows a recent Capability Review undertaken by Tasmania Police to identify future capabilities and look at Next Generation Policing to protect Tasmanians.

Three targeted crime divisions have also been created; State Intelligence Service, E-Crime Investigation Services and Serious Crime Support. Six additional officers have also been allocated to the new Command, as part of the Tasmanian Liberal Government’s election commitment to increase police numbers by a further 125 by 2022, taking the Command to a total of 62 police officers.

The Command is also focused on delivering the government’s ‘War on Ice’ commitment, with three police officers allocated to support combating the supply and distribution of drugs online. Commander Ian Whish-Wilson will head up the Crime and Intelligence Command, bringing more than 30 years’ policing experience to the role, including work in Criminal Investigation Branches in Hobart, Launceston and Devonport.

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