For a third successive year, we’re proud to be sponsoring the award for Exceptional development or use of communications data – a category that recognises the challenges that police officers and staff face in digital forensics, and highlights the inspiring work undertaken by analysts and investigators.
This year, the judges considered nominations from Greater Manchester Police, West Midlands Police, Hampshire Police, Lancashire Police Fraud & Cyber, West Yorkshire Police, East Midlands Cyber, South Wales Police, Sussex Police, West Mercia Police and Merseyside Police.
The finalists in this category, announced today, are West Midlands Police, West Midlands Regional Organised Crime Unit and South Wales Police – our congratulations to them.
The finalists for other awards categories are as follows:
Exceptional work in the prevention of cyber crime: Northumbria Police, the NE Cyber Crime Unit and East Midlands Regional Cyber Crime Unit. Application or development of Internet intelligence and investigations: National Crime Agency and Hampshire Police. Application or development of advanced digital forensic techniques: Leicestershire Police, Leicester Digital Hub and Tarian ROCU. Innovation in digital investigation and intelligence: West Midlands Police and South East ROCU. Excellence in leadership of a digital investigation unit: Lancashire Police, Lancashire Police Fraud & Cyber and Leicestershire Police & Leicestershire Cyber Crime. International collaboration in a complex investigation: National Crime Agency and Police Scotland. Digital investigation and intelligence team of the year: HM Prison & Probation Service and Leicestershire Police & Leicestershire Cyber Crime. Digital investigator of the year: West Yorkshire Police and HM Revenue & Customs.
The winners will be announced at the awards ceremony in London on 14 March 2019.
Launched in 2017, the IDII Awards, hosted by Blue Lights Digital, are delivered annually with the NPCC (National Police Chiefs Council) and the Digital Intelligence and Investigation Programme. They focus on innovation across the previous 12 months, promoting and encouraging collaboration, progression and passion in the field.