“Internet crimes are increasing, from online bullying, to fraud and cybercrime. As technology continues to change, we are fully committed to combatting the problem and making Gloucestershire a safer place to live, work and do business.”
With an ever increasing digitally connected and reliant society, those who would seek to cause distress or harm to others are using the internet as a mechanism to commit crimes. Crimes range from online bullying and abusive behaviour using social media, to sophisticated ransomware and online fraud.
A key partner in our approach is the Gloucestershire Safer Cyber Forum (GSCF), established in 2015 by Gloucestershire Constabulary to provide a way to discuss and monitor public and business cyber safety.
Technology is always moving on and criminals are become more sophisticated in the way they commit crimes. To keep up, we are always reviewing our priorities as part of this action area providing the best possible protection against emerging cyber threats. We have already had many successes.
Our commitments include:
For further information on staying safe online go to: https://www.gloucestershire.police.uk/staying-safe/staying-safe-whilst-online
Find out more about this priority here:
Safer Cyber Delivery Plans Feb 2018-6 Priorities
Find out more about all our priorities and targets, read the full Delivery PlanPCC Plan 2017-2021 Web
Here in Gloucestershire, PCC Martin Surl allocates 1% of the overall policing budget to the Commissioner’s Fund, which supports county-based projects that deliver one or more of our priorities. Our aim is to work directly with communities to make Gloucestershire safer.About the fund