NPCC County Lines Lead for Movement and Transport, National County Lines Coordination Centre (NCLCC)
Kirsten is the Prepare lead within the County Line coordination Centre.
As the prepare lead she has the responsibility for the Movement and Transport portfolio. As we are all aware, the transient nature of the County Lines drugs ‘business’ model and the ease of movement throughout the country of both drugs and people, makes County Lines difficult for law enforcement to disrupt. Her work within this portfolio is to forge links with transport providers to raise awareness and increase the flow of intelligence to in order that we can identify disruption opportunities and enrich the national picture. Currently Kirsten is working with national bus companies, rail operators, taxi companies, national car hire companies and food delivery providers. They are working collaboratively to streamline access to the companies for law enforcement and to work together on disruption operations.
Kirsten is also the lead for ANPR, working with the Home office innovation team and the NPCC lead. This home office team have devised a bespoke County Lines ANPR training package which has been rolled out by the NPCC nationally.
Kirsten has 30 years police service with Northumbria Police specialising in serious and organised crime and covert policing.