London area e-crime head to leave post

LONDON – The woman who is head of Scotland Yard’s Computer Crime Unit is moving to another division of the Metropolitan Police.

Detective Superintendent Charlie McMurdie said she will will move “within a couple of weeks,” but said that she still wants the British government to create a national dedicated e-crime unit.

A replacement computer crime head has not yet been found.

The Metropolitan Police is responsible for covering Greater London except the City of London. The Yard’s Covert Policing unit includes surveillance, controlling undercover operations, and providing specialist technology where it is needed to solve crimes.

McMurdie had been the head of the Computer Crime Unit since 2006. In August 2007, she put forward a proposal to Britain’s Home Office for

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