our work – City of London Police

Investigating international criminal activity

Services: Key data extraction

Industries: Finance and real estate, Legal and professional services

The City of London Police is responsible for protecting the United Kingdom’s financial, residential and historic cultural centre in the heart of London, known as the Square Mile.

This highly specialised police force, which leads the world in the development and use of innovative technology and partnerships to prevent crime, is the national lead force for the investigation of economic crime and is home to the Economic Crime Academy, Action Fraud, the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (NFIB) and the Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit (PIPCU).

Working with overseas agencies

During an investigation into an international scandal, City of London Police were receiving a large amount of correspondence and documentation from their partner agencies across Europe. To have translated these materials in their entirety would have been a prohibitively costly and time-consuming process.

Guildhawk helped to drive efficiency for the City of London Police so they could move their investigations forward more quickly.

Our expertise

After initial consultations to determine the scope of the project, Guildhawk recommended our AMLiss process – an abstraction service used to translate content according to conditions such as key words or specific information. It meant our specialist language professionals were only translating the content actually needed – driving efficiency for the police force and helping them move their investigations forward more quickly.

A Guildhawk linguist, vetted and verified according to our stringent processes, was also stationed alongside the UK detectives working on the case to read, review and understand all that was said during interviews, evidence-gathering and, eventually, in court. After the project was complete, we received excellent feedback from investigators and the Crown Prosecution Service – and all with meaningful cost savings for City of London Police.