Vehicle Crime Taskforce Meetings

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Dear Home Office,

with regard to the Taskforce, links below, I ask to be provided:

1. the dates of meetings
2. the attendees
3. agendas
4, notes from the meetings

Yours faithfully,

Mr P Swift

https://www.westmidlands-pcc.gov.uk/pcc-...
https://www.gov.uk/government/news/polic...

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Hi Peter,

Thanks for the response.

We have looked at the link and can confirm that the FOI request is not for our unit, it's for the Vehicle Crime Taskforce.

Could you please share the link with the relevant team for car/vehicle crime?

Thank you

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Adenike Awe | Policy Officer |Policing Team | Tackling Exploitation and Abuse Unit
Tackling Exploitation & Abuse Directorate | Public Safety Group | Home Office
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Dear TCSAFOI,

please can you clarify and if necessary provide an email address for the appropriate department - it appears the taskforce is a Home Office initiative i.e. the request falls to you, see 'Home Office response to quarterly crime statistics' https://homeofficemedia.blog.gov.uk/2019...

further comment is below

thank you

Yours sincerely,

Mr P Swift

The Policing Minister, Nick Hurd, has today (15 January) chaired a new taskforce to tackle vehicle theft.

The taskforce replicates the successful model used to reduce moped-related crime in London, which fell by a third in the period from January to October 2018 compared with the same period in 2017 last year. It will drive forward action to reduce and prevent vehicle crime and promote best practice.

The taskforce will meet every 6 months and publish an action plan with new measures. Vehicle theft has risen by 7% in the last 12 months and has impacted communities across the country.

Chairing the meeting, Policing Minister Nick Hurd said:

We are determined to take swift and decisive action on emerging crime threats. With rates of vehicle theft increasing, I am keen to ensure everything is being done to prevent these crimes.

Drawing together the police, industry and government proved to be a successful way to see what more could be done to support police efforts to tackle moped crime and I’m eager to see the results of applying a similar model to vehicle theft.

The determination and common purpose at this morning’s meeting was encouraging and I’m confident the taskforce will significantly strengthen our response to vehicle theft.

The taskforce’s work includes:

improving vehicle security standards across the industry
ensuring robust measures are in place to prevent criminals exploiting the motor salvage process
reviewing whether further measures are required to stop devices that may be used to commit vehicle theft falling into criminals’ hands
Attendees for today’s event included representatives from:

National Police Chiefs’ Council
Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders Limited
Thatcham Research
Retail Motor Industry
Motorcycle Industry Association
Association of British Insurers
Combined Industries Theft Solution
Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime
West Midlands PCC
West Midlands Police
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Dear Home Office,

Not wishing to be pedantic, rather to ensure I have fully understood, make no assumptions

I did not limit my request to those chaired by Mr Hurd MP.

1. Is the single 15/01/209 record the only meeting

and by 'meeting'

2. were there any other meetings i.e. remote (online / Teams/Zoon or the like) or is this the extent of the get-together?

I am mindful that the meetings were to be every 6 months - link below.

Yours faithfully,

Mr P Swift

https://www.westmidlands-pcc.gov.uk/pcc-...
A representative from the PCC’s office will sit on the taskforce which will meet every 6 months and includes key players in the car industry.

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Note: it appears this task force, spearheaded by the WMP PCC, only met 01/2019/ due to meet every 6 months, Covid should not have affected the next meeting, the pandemic did not really affect the UK until early 2020

covid timeline:
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Response from the Home Office:
Freedom of Information Request reference: FOI2023/06824

Thank you for your follow-up email of 19th December 2023, regarding the Vehicle Crime
Taskforce meeting held on 15/01/209. Your request has been handled as a request for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.
I am able to disclose that this was the only meeting (in person, or otherwise) of the Taskforce, although it was intended to meet every six months

Dear Home Office,

Thank you for the clarification.

Please note that online references convey more than an 'intention' to meet every six months; they were to meet.

Yours faithfully,

Mr P Swift
22/01/2019 https://www.westmidlands-pcc.gov.uk/pcc-...
A representative from the PCC’s office will sit on the taskforce which will meet every 6 months and includes key players in the car industry

08/02/2019 https://www.thisismoney.co.uk/money/cars...
The group will meet every six months and publish an action plan with new measures to disrupt these criminal networks centred around car crime.

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