Statement from Chief Constable Lynne Owens regarding the announcement of her appointment as DG of the NCA
November 26, 2015, 12:10 pm
I am absolutely delighted to be selected to lead the National Crime Agency and I look forward to taking on this challenge.
“I intend to build on the outstanding contribution of the outgoing Director General, Keith Bristow, and all those in the Agency working, with partners, to cut serious and organised crime.
“The threats to the UK from serious and organised crime are changing and the Agency will need to continue to build and flex its capabilities accordingly. Whether it be stemming the availability of illegal firearms, the fight against organised immigration crime, the threat presented by those who abuse children or the growth in cyber and economic crime, the work required is significant and I have no doubt the Agency can continue to rise to that challenge.
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“In accepting this new role I must pay tribute to the officers, staff and volunteers of Surrey Police who are unstinting in their efforts to keep people safe from harm. It has been an absolute privilege to be their Chief Constable and I am indeed indebted for their support, determination and good humour.”