London; UK: TruckPol, the joint police and haulage industry partnership dedicated to fighting freight crime, is set to re-open its doors following sponsorship and support from the National Business Crime Solution.
TruckPol closed in March 2012 when the Home Office withdrew funding. National Business Crime Solution will launch a freight and logistics crime desk which will be tasked to working with local constabularies to help UK businesses tackle freight and logistics crime and identify key hot spots and criminal trends through centralised and collective data sharing.
Catherine Bowen, director, National Business Crime Solution, says: “We are delighted to be re-launching TruckPol. However, the success of TruckPol is dependent on having a regular and consistent flow of crime data from both the police and industry. That’s why we have today contacted each chief constable announcing the re-launch of TruckPol and requesting their support through the regular supply of freight crime data.
By working with TruckPol, we can continue to build a comprehensive source of criminal data and by encouraging participation by local constabularies we can regularly report on current trends and issues to both the police and its industry partners.”
Chrys Rampley, Road Haulage Association said: “The RHA will be working alongside the NBCS and the police service. As part of that, we are launching our own online, easy-to-use reporting service for members. Information which will go directly to TruckPol and assist with the fighting of crime.”
John Traynor, chair, Road Haulage Association Security Forum, says: “As chair of the RHA Security Forum and director of security TNT UK I am delighted that TruckPol has been resurrected as it and its previous output was invaluable to the industry. Integrating TruckPol into the NBCIB is absolutely the right thing to do as this will further enhance the information/intelligence sharing, analysis and dissemination which will be to the benefit of the freight Industry as well as the wider business community.”