TOEX Launches New Animations
The TOEX Programme has launched three short animations to highlight how it can help local and regional policing to investigate and disrupt serious and organised crime.
Produced by an external agency, the animations explain how the embedded TOEX teams in each of the Regional Organised Crime Units (ROCUs) provide dedicated intelligence and analytical expertise in support of forces undertaking organised exploitation investigations, such as modern slavery & human trafficking, organised immigration crime, county lines, adult & child sexual exploitation and abuse, and in doing so is delivering enhanced and far-reaching outcomes.
The three films - an awareness animation alongside two case study animations, encourage officers to ‘think TOEX’ when faced with any investigation involving organised exploitation.
TOEX Programme Director, T/Detective Chief Superintendent Kate Thacker, said: “Significant work is already being undertaken by UK law enforcement to tackle organised exploitation; however, we understand that officers’ time may be prioritised elsewhere or have limited capability to undertake these types of investigations. In each case, we want officers to ‘think TOEX’.
“Whether the force request for intelligence and analytical support is fully adopted by TOEX and/or signposted to relevant guidance and key partners & stakeholders, our teams will explain the referral and tasking process, making sure officers and staff understand their options and keep them updated during the investigation.
“TOEX is fully committed to providing enhanced options to ensure the disruption and bringing to justice of all those seeking to profit from exploitation – and we hope these animations go some way to help investigators.”