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Will Kerr to join Police Scotland

13 June 2018

WILL KERR, the NCA's director of vulnerabilities, is to take up a position with Police Scotland as deputy chief constable.

Will has been on secondment to the NCA from his role as assistant chief constable with the Police Service of Northern Ireland since January 2017.

His current role has seen him lead and coordinate the national response to child sexual exploitation, modern slavery and human trafficking and organised immigration crime.

NCA director general, Lynne Owens, said: "During his secondment, Will has made a sustained contribution to the fight against crime affecting some of society's most vulnerable.

"In addition to delivering an increase in operational activity and arrests against the child sexual exploitation and abuse threat, he has been at the forefront of our engagement with technology industry partners on where risks to children exist online.

"Will's achievements also include driving the development of Project Aidant, our UK-wide action against all forms of modern slavery and human trafficking, and leading areas of the NCA's organisational change, which will help to ensure we have the greatest possible impact against evolving crime threats.

"We wish him success in his new role."

An announcement on Will's replacement will be made in due course.