Economic Crime Academy goes on camera to showcase latest training course

Economic Crime Academy goes on camera to showcase latest training course

02 December 2015

The Economic Crime Academy has produced a special video about the recent course they designed and ran for Standard Chartered bank delegates from around the World.


The video –which you can view here – provides a snapshot of what it was like to be on the two-week course and shows the Academy trainers in action. It also includes an interview with the Commissioner and several of the delegates.


The programme was built by Head of Training, Mike Betts, working closely with Standard Chartered, to cover the in-depth investigative skills and strategies that are needed by banks to effectively fight financial crime.


The video highlights that as well as training law enforcement agents from across the globe, the Economic Crime Academy also specialises in designing and delivering programmes to fit the needs of the financial sector with a footprint in the City of London.


The Investigative Techniques Programme is typical of this approach, incorporating Standard Chartered’s policies and practices as well as cutting edge learning directly relevant to their operations.


Director of the Economic Crime Academy, Kathy Hearn, said:

“The aim of producing this video is to showcase the cutting edge work we are doing and how the wider financial community can benefit from this unique approach to training.


“The Economic Crime Academy is continuing to expand its reach and remit, with people now coming in from around the World to be trained by us and, at the same time, our trainers travelling all over the globe to deliver our courses.”


The Economic Crime Academy is a key component of the City of London Police’s capabilities in its role as the National Policing Lead for Fraud.


Sitting at the heart of the force’s Economic Crime Directorate the Academy has access to the latest threats relating to fraud and cyber crime, intelligence which they use to inform the development of the courses they deliver to police officers and public and private sector organisations.


They also draw on the expertise of the Fraud Squads whose detectives take on many of the most significant and complex fraud investigations across the UK.

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