In the Media

New powers for FBI-style police

PUBLISHED March 29, 2004

New powers to be given to an elite FBI-style police force are to be outlined by David Blunkett on Monday.

A white paper is expected to introduce a national witness protection scheme, the use of phone taps in evidence and a change in confidentiality rules.
The Serious and Organised Crime Agency (SOCA) is being set up to target organised gangs and "Mr Bigs".