Human Trafficking and Kidnap Unit (1)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2015-12-16
Session date: 
December 16, 2015
Reference: 
2015/4231
Question By: 
Caroline Pidgeon
Organisation: 
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

How many permanent members of staff within the MPS Human Trafficking and Kidnap Unit work specifically on Human Trafficking cases and what percentage of their working time is dedicated to work on human trafficking?

Answer

Answer for Human Trafficking and Kidnap Unit (1)

Answer for Human Trafficking and Kidnap Unit (1)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The primary role of the MPS Trafficking and Kidnap Unit is to investigate allegations of modern slavery where an organised criminal network is involved or the case is so complicated it requires additional specialist resources. Every officer has responsibility for investigating modern slavery allegations.

In addition, the unit also provides 24/7 response to 'crime in action' kidnap & extortion investigations These cases arise on an unpredictable basis and it is not possible to identify time spent on them.