On Thursday 15th March 2018, the NPCC (National Police Chiefs Council) and Blue Lights Digital are hosting the annual International Digital Investigation & Intelligence Awards – and Premier Partnership is proud to be a sponsor.

The awards were created in response to criticism that the law enforcement community is unable to respond to the threat of digital crime, showing that this is no longer true through the incredible achievements recognised and celebrated in the award categories.

Excellence in digital investigation and cyber capability across the community is recognised throughout international, national, regional and local law enforcement agencies and their partner organisations. Innovation is celebrated and collaboration, progression and passion in the field are encouraged.

As a learning and development provider that has worked with police forces across the UK for many years and is at the forefront of new developments in policing education including the new Police Constable Degree Apprenticeship, we wholeheartedly support this initiative.

The new degree apprenticeship for police constables, officers, and sergeants (which we will be the lead training provider for as part of a ‘blended learning’ consortium launching soon) has been introduced to incorporate the skills needed for effective policing in the 21st century including digital monitoring and cybercrime.

Award categories include:

  • Exceptional Work in the Prevention of Cyber Crime
  • Use of Communications Data in an Investigation
  • Developing Emerging Sources of Investigation
  • Intelligent use of Digital Forensic Triage techniques
  • Use of Advanced Digital Forensic techniques
  • Intelligent investigative use of Cloud Data Sources
  • Use of Vehicle Based Data in an investigation
  • Application of Advanced Open Source Intelligence
  • Big Data Analysis in a Complex Investigation
  • Excellence in Management of an Investigation Unit
  • International collaboration in a Complex Investigation
  • Exceptional Voluntary Contribution to Capability
  • Digital Investigator of the Year 2018

We look forward to celebrating with the winners on the night. Watch the video to find out more about the awards: