Dear Sussex Police,

Please confirm the following information regarding the Economic Crime Unit (or equivalent) in the force:

1. The number of officers and financial investigators working in the Economic Crime Unit
2. The current number of active live investigations within the Economic Crime Unit
3. How long the oldest investigation has been running for
4. The total value of confiscation orders obtain by the Economic Crime Unit in the year 2018
5. The number of individuals currently sought as Wanted by the Economic Crime Unit
6. If known, any estimates regarding the size of organized crime in the force area

Yours faithfully,

James Harris

Sussex Police

Date: 06/06/2019

Your Ref:   Freedom of Information request - Economic Crime Unit   

Our Ref: FOI 696.19

Contact Name: Roger Brace FOI Officer
Email : [email address]

Contact number: 101 ext 545251

Dear James,

Thank you for your request which was received by Sussex Police.

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Yours sincerely

FOI

Sussex Police HQ
Lewes
BN7 2DZ

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Dear Sussex Police,

Thank you for your response.

Would you please confirm whether the figures you have provided cover only Sussex Police, or whether they reflect a joint Surrey/Sussex Police Economic Crime Unit?

Yours faithfully,

James Harris

Sussex Police

Dear James,

These figures just cover Sussex.

Kind regards,

Information Access Officer
DPU, 3rd Floor Pevensey Block
Sussex Police HQ
BN7 2DZ

Tel: 01273 470101

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