AIM: Coordinated efforts by police and partner agencies to improve public awareness of measures to protect themselves from cyber crime, particularly targeting those most at risk (such as those at either end of the age spectrum).
Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner
- We provided over £213,000 of funding to organisations across the Thames Valley to raise awareness and provide training on cyber crime. This included £50,000 to develop a play to be delivered to primary school students.
- The cyber crime play has already been shown to 3,000 students aged 9 - 11 years old across 60 schools in Oxfordshire and will tour Buckinghamshire in September and October and Berkshire in November and December.
Thames Valley Police
- The Ecomonic Crime Unit, in partnership with Oxford Brookes University and Santander, has delivered a fraud protection programme to prevent young people becoming money mules. The social media programme was seen by around 63,000 people and there has been around 1,300 face to face vists to their stalls.
- Aylesbury Local Policing Area are running a pilot with Neighbourhood Watch to utilise volunteers who will be offering fraud prevention advice to the elderly.
- The Aylesbury Police Cadet group has received an Local Police Area Commander's Commendation for their anti-burglary PROTECT and Cyber Crime prevention work with the elderly.
- Thames Valley Alerts has been utilised to identify potential areas of cybercrime victim for target hardening and communication.