Tackling Serious Organised Crime

  • COVID-19 and Crime

    21st September 2020 by

    At the most recent Serious Organised Crime Taskforce meeting which I chaired, we discussed how organised crime were exploiting the impact of Coronavirus. During lockdown when we asked people to stay at home to protect themselves and others, organised crime groups were taking advantage of the pandemic to make money. Because these groups do not…

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  • Taskforce update – August/September 2017

    10th October 2017 by

    A summary of some of the work being done by partners to keep Scotland’s communities safe. The work falls under four strands – Deter, Divert, Detect and Disrupt.   Serious Organised Crime Taskforce The way proceeds of crime legislation is being used to tackle serious organised crime was the topic of the latest Taskforce meeting…

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  • Taskforce Update – June & July 2017

    15th August 2017 by

    A summary of some of the work being done by partners to keep Scotland’s communities safe. The work falls under four strands – Deter, Divert, Detect and Disrupt. Deter Profiting from animal lovers Puppy traffickers try to exploit the popularity of ‘designer dogs’ to make maximum profit with minimum effort, often to the suffering of…

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  • Taskforce update – February & March 2017

    7th April 2017 by

    Welcome to the first blog post for Scotland’s Serious Organised Crime Taskforce – a summary of some of the work being done by partners to keep Scotland’s communities safe.

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