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Detective chief superintendent Sharon Lemon has been appointed head of the National Hi-Tech Crime Unit. She joins the National Crime Squad hi-tech crime division after leading Paedophile On-Line Investigation Team (POLIT), the national and international single point of contact for on-line child abuse investigations. Lemon joined the Metropolitan Police in 1976, working her way up the ranks until she joined the National Crime Squad in 1999, where she served as head of its firearms squad.

Len Hynds, the outgoing head of the NHTCU, has been promoted to assistant chief constable with the National Crime Squad as business change and transition director.

Alongside the announcement of a new boss, the NHTCU unveiled a revamped website (nhtcu.org) introducing new features such as a crime reporting decision tree and top information security tips for small businesses. The website aims to become a single source of information about serious and hi-tech crime.

In almost related news, detective sergeant Steve Santorelli recently left the Computer Crime Unit at Scotland Yard to become a senior manager in Microsoft's Redmond-based internet safety investigations unit. ®

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