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Commander David ClarkT/Commander David Clark

Commander - Economic Crime

T/Commander David Clark is the Police National Coordinator for Economic Crime. He is also the National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) lead on identity crime, Cyber Protect and counterfeit currency, and chairs the National Economic Crime Working Group for UK policing.

He has served with the City of London Police for more than 20 years in a variety of policing commands.

For the past eight years, he has been the Chief Superintendent responsible for the force’s Economic Crime Directorate. In this role he worked closely with Government, through the Home Secretary-led Joint Fraud Taskforce, and private and third sector partners on a collaborative approach to tackling the growing financial threat to the UK.

During this time he delivered the first National Policing Fraud Strategy and the NPCC’s paper ‘The National Policing Response to Fraud’, subsequently setting up the National Fraud Coordinators Office.

Before this he worked in general crime investigation where, as a Senior Investigating Officer, he was awarded several commendations for his investigation of serious organised criminality.

He also spent eight years as the national lead for undercover financial operations, working alongside UK and international law enforcement agencies.

He has a Masters Degree in Applied Criminology and Police Management from Cambridge University, was a major contributor to the book ‘Investigation of Fraud and Economic Crime manual’ and is a keen advocate of social media, particularly Twitter on which he highlights the threat from fraud and cyber crime to the UK – follow him here.