14.50 – 15.20
ATM Theft: Hire Industry Crime Prevention
Det Supt Neil Austin
West Mercia Police
Neil is an experienced Police Officer having served within West Mercia Police for 28 years. He has worked in a variety of uniform and non-uniform roles working in both rural and urban communities where partnership working has been key. A large proportion of his career has been spent in detective roles working in reactive, proactive and public protection roles which involved the investigation of numerous
serious and complex offences.
Neil is currently seconded as Project Manager for Opal which is a newly created National Intelligence Team focusing on serious organised acquisitive crime across the United Kingdom.
In addition Neil is a strategic advisor to Deputy Chief Constable Amanda Blakeman who holds national police portfolio for Acquisitive Crime, Heritage Crime and Police National Database.