British Minister wants to use volunteers in the fight against Internet crime

Jan

21

2016

Volunteers in England and Wales should get more powers to assist the police in the fight against Internet crime, stands in a proposal by the British Ministry of the Interior. The government is calling on people with IT knowledge to contribute to research.

The aim of the current proposal is that the police volunteers can give some powers are still with agents now and that are useful for investigating Internet crime. Some ‘core competence’ would be excluded and remain exclusive to the police.

According to the British Foreign Secretary, Theresa May, there is a lot of need for IT knowledge of citizens in the police and the proposal is to give them more powers. The volunteers would then unpaid in may wear. “This government wants those with skills that are in demand, such as those with special IT knowledge, encourage them to get involved and help the police to investigate cybercrime. As their experience increases, they need to play a greater role in investigations” says May in a consultation on the proposals. That consultation has now been completed and the ministry wants to convert the plan into law “because of the degree of support for the proposals.

In addition to expertise and flexible deployment of unpaid volunteers must, according to the minister to ensure that police officers can get their hands free for other things so they can concentrate on their core business. Critics explained to the BBC that the measures are dictated by years of cost savings and that volunteers are not suitable for this work because they can quit whenever they want.

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