Innovation

Innovation is crucial to stay on top of policing issues in today’s fast-changing world where criminals are quick to exploit technology and opportunities.

The issues

We live in a so-called VUCA world (volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous). Technology and innovation change our lives on a daily basis, often for the better.

But today’s security landscape is unpredictable; prone to sudden shock or disruption. From terrorism to cybercrime, unprecedented criminal activities can suddenly appear on the radar screen of law enforcement.

Stealing a car by amplifying the signal from the keyfob would have been unheard of a few years ago.

Relatively new phenomena such as DarkNet markets and Cryptocurrencies fuel not only cybercrime, but enable a multitude of other crimes, often with links to terrorism and organized crime.

In addition, cyber-enabled crimes can cross borders so fluidly that it is hard for national police to investigate them alone. Collaboration and sharing expertise are essential.

Activities