English Congress Programme

This is the DPT TV programme of May 2022, which is offered in simultaneous English translation. You can find more information and an insight into the other German-language contributions in the DPT Foyer. Programmes of the month June to November will follow.

The DPT-News part of the Wednesday programme (11:00 to 11:10 CEST) is open to the public (via DPT Foyer). Registration for the congress is required for participation in the lectures and to be able to make full use of the DPT Foyer offers.

Wednesday, May 25, 2022

  • Ashley Jones, South West Regional Organised Crime Unit (SWROCU)

    Fraud currently accounts for at least 40% of all reported crimes in the UK. Some of those at most risk of victimisation are vulnerable through loneliness and isolation. Chronically lonely citizens suffer increased ill health and poor social outcomes, as well as increased prevalence of involvement with deception-type frauds due to the victim’s desire to decrease social isolation through engagement and interaction with the fraud criminal – in short, the criminal takes advantage of the victim’s vulnerability to gain their trust to steal their money. The SWROCU Fraud Protect initiative adopts a problem solving approach to identify the underlying societal issues that have caused the huge increase in the fraud situation in recent years, such as loneliness, isolation, and an ageing population, and then adopts a collaborative, public health approach with other public bodies, to deliver innovative and sometimes unconventional approaches to reducing the fraud problem for the most vulnerable in the community. The SWROCU Fraud Protect Advisor initiative is a pilot scheme and the first of its kind in the UK. In the first 9-months of commencement the initiative has engaged with more than 150 community groups and has delivered fraud protection to 10s of thousands of people in the South West region of the UK.

    Ashley Jones, South West Regional Organised Crime Unit (SWROCU)
    Ashley Jones, MBE, South West Regional Fraud Protect Advisor.
    Ashley started his professional life with a 10-year career in the Royal Air Force during the Cold War era, with postings in Germany, Belgium and the UK. This was followed by a 23-year career as a police officer, with both Gwent Police and Avon & Somerset Constabulary, within the patrol, neighbourhood and criminal investigations (CID) specialisms.
    Following retirement as a police officer in 2020, he subsequently took up the post as the Regional Fraud Protect Advisor for the South West of England. In this role he offers a suite of protective services designed to reduce economic crime in the region.
    A passionate advocate for protecting elder citizens from financial exploitation, he established The Senior Citizen Liaison Team Charity in 2009, to help protect vulnerable elders from financial abuse in later life. The charity was honoured with the Queens Award for Voluntary Service in 2015, before being named as the winner of the United Nations Public Service Award in 2017.
    Ashley is committed to supporting the civic society and has held a number of public appointments and trusteeships with several third sector organisations in the South West of England. He was recognised for his voluntary activities with an MBE for services to charity in the 2019/20 New Year Honours List.

  • Kjell Elefalk, Trygghet och Management AB

    Increasing crime and insecurity have been a dominant theme in Sweden throughout the 2000s and have become the most important political issue. It now seems to have led to about 80% of the public appearing to have the opinion that all types of crime are on the rise. There is no given accepted method to calculate the true number of crimes over time, and it opens the door for anything to be claimed by anyone on a very fragile basis. One compelling way to get an understanding of crime in Sweden may be to use the survey measures of violence, theft and vandalism that affects individuals and follow it over time. There is no doubt that it is a large majority of all crimes. A common perception is that 75–85 percent of the total amount of crimes in the Swedish society are such types of volume crime. For 24 years, the police, municipality and other actors have conducted survey studies of victimisation to crime. The presentation is to provide an overview of an existing results in Sweden during the period 1998-2022 to measure this specific crime types on a large scale with about over 1000,000 of respondents' answers. An important advantage of this kind of surveys conducted is that the collection method, response method and questionnaire are unchanged. The results are undeniable. A dramatic reduction in the proportion of 16–85-year-olds exposed to volume crime in the 21st century.

    Kjell Elefalk, Trygghet och Management AB
    Senior Advisor working with international and national evaluation of Safety and Security Organisations, especially topics such as Community Policing, Project evaluations, Risk Management, Strategic Management, Customer Satisfaction studies, Police monitoring methods, Police efficiency. Police evaluations, advice to Local Governments, politicians and NGOs, developing management concepts such as efficiency analysis and Border Management analysis.