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Asset Recovery Team (ART)

The Asset Recovery Team (ART) primarily seeks to dismantle and disrupt serious and organised crime through the confiscations of financial proceeds obtained from criminal conduct. The nature of investigations undertaken often involves serious and complex fraud but essentially include any acquisitive crime where a suspect has benefitted. It is essential that early consultation with ART is sought to identify assets and prevent criminals benefitting from crime. Support by way of cash seizures, restraints and confiscation are all tools that can be utilised to aid an investigation and officers are always on hand to offer advice.

Acting Detective Inspector Melanie Moody who leads the Asset Recovery Team, said:

"ART are committed to utilising various legislation, including the Proceeds of Crime Act (POCA) to strip criminals of assets gained from illegal activity, effectively diminishing benefit obtained from crime. ART have been instrumental in assisting with obtaining compensation for victims of crime and providing additional funds for the force through the incentivisation scheme."​​​