Insurance Fraud Enforcement Department appoints new head of unit
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Detective Chief Inspector Tom Hill has been appointed as the new head of the City of London Police’s Insurance Fraud Enforcement Department (IFED).
DCI Hill brings over 15 years of experience as a police officer to the role, as well as being one of the first detectives to work in IFED when the unit launched in 2012. Over the course of his career, DCI Hill has worked in the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) and Counter Terrorism Policing (CTP). After working as the National Coordinator to build a network of regional fraud development officers, DCI Hill rejoined IFED in May 2020 as deputy head of the unit.
DCI Tom Hill, Head of IFED, said:
“I am thrilled to be heading up such a committed and forward-thinking team. From joining as a Detective Constable at the very start to now steering the team into its next decade, I have been able to watch the unit grow into the dedicated, specialist team it is today.
“IFED has achieved so much over the past ten years, but there is still a lot to be done in the fight against insurance fraud. Using both my experience in IFED and other areas of policing, I hope to work with the team to find new methods of disrupting and preventing this type of fraud.
“I look forward to continuing our collaborative work with the insurance industry, so that we can work side-by-side to combat insurance fraud.”
DCI Hill takes over the role of leading IFED from T/Detective Superintendent Edelle Michaels, who has taken up the position as Head of Lead Force Co-ordination.
IFED is funded by the insurance industry via the Association of British Insurers (ABI) and has a national remit, investigating insurance fraud throughout England and Wales.
Since the unit was established a decade ago, IFED’s team of detectives, financial investigators and support staff have worked tirelessly to carry out 2,972 arrests and voluntary interviews, while investigating £350 million worth of fraud. Along the way, the unit has secured 594 court convictions, 1,435 judicial outcomes and 312 years of prison time for fraudsters.