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Alex Rothwell

Detective Superintendent - City of London Police

Alex has over 27 years experience as a Police Officer. He joined the City of London Police in November last year on secondment from the Metropolitan Police and performs a national role focused on improving the policing response to fraud and economic crime. He has had a varied and fulfilling career performing investigative and intelligence gathering roles targeting a wide variety of crime types, particularly organised crime. He has considerable experience working in multi-agency environments and has previously performed secondments with Customs and Excise, SOCA and the NCA. From 2012-2015 Alex led a joint NCA/MPS task force and has previously led the MPS Cyber Crime Unit and Fraud teams. In the year prior to joining the City of London Police, Alex was the lead for a major internal transformation project focused on the Met’s Specialist Operations Business Group. In addition to his day to day responsibilities Alex is an active hostage and crisis negotiator and has considerable experience in the investigation and management of kidnap, blackmail and extortion.