Altia-ABM has appointed Mick Creedon QPM, one of the UK’s most respected police officers, as a strategic policing adviser to assist with the expansion of services to UK and international enforcement agencies and police forces.

Mr Creedon is a former Chief Constable of Derbyshire and was the National Policing Lead for serious and organised crime, financial investigation and asset recovery for over ten years. A career detective and one of the longest serving Chief Constables in the country, Mick was the lead officer in the development of the Regional Organised Crime Units (ROCUs) and the Regional Asset Recovery Teams (RARTS) and worked on the creation of the National Crime Agency.

Altia-ABM is a leading developer of software specifically designed for use in criminal and financial investigations, intelligence and covert operations. Its UK offices are in Glasgow and Nottingham with international offices in Toronto and Melbourne.

Rob Sinclair, chief operations officer for Altia-ABM, said:

“I am thrilled that Mick has agreed to act as our policing adviser and his expertise and experience will enable us to work more closely with our customers and better understand their priorities over the coming months and years.

“We are increasing our revenue streams in the UK, both from our covert operations software and investigations software, expanding the services that we provide and also expanding internationally. Our international expansion is a key part of our strategy over the next two years but we have also identified a significant need for additional products and services here in the UK in fields including anti-money laundering compliance, human trafficking investigations, the use of unexplained wealth orders and emerging types of fraud. Mick will be a crucial element as we move forward with new product offerings.”

Mick Creedon, strategic policing adviser for Altia-ABM, said:

“The current climate is piling additional pressure on enforcement agencies and police officers and they are having to do more and more, with fewer resources. Bespoke technology is one way in which police officers and investigators in other agencies can save time and reduce their operational costs by a very significant margin. Many police officers and police staff investigators routinely use Altia-ABM technology on a daily basis for complex investigations.

“I look forward to working with Altia-ABM as they develop their products and services in a number of different fields.”

Altia-ABM is the founder and headline sponsor of the SOCEX conferences in the UK. The next conference in the series, Strategic Socex 2019 takes place in Kenilworth, Warwickshire on 22-23 May 2019. The event will unite 250 senior police officers, Home Office officials and financial investigators.