Your Local Protect Team
Cyber Protect Officer
Samantha Hancock is the Cyber Protect Officer for Derbyshire Constabulary, supporting Businesses, Third Sector and a broad range of Communities across Derbyshire.
Sam’s career in Policing saw her join Derbyshire Constabulary as staff member in 2003 where she was the Co-ordinator for the Derbyshire Business Against Crime initiative for 3 years, until moving over to Nottinghamshire Police in to replicate the project. Sam spent 10 years with Notts, including being promoted to Crime Prevention Unit Manager and Strategic Crime Prevention lead for Notts Police.
In October 2016, Sam took up the position of Force Cyber Protect Officer with Leicestershire Police, initially increasing cyber and fraud awareness within Force, and then broadening out to businesses and local communities to help both raise awareness and make them more resilient against Cybercrime and Fraud. Sam transferred back to Derbyshire Constabulary in May 2021 to take up the role of Cyber Protect Officer, much nearer to home.
Sam has undertaken a number of courses in the Cyber field, and also holds CISMP (Certificate in Information Security Management Principles). She also has a wide experience of public engagement, running workshops and training, and experience in the use of using social media, networks and traditional media in order to push out messages and guidance to help all of our communities.
Although responsible for local delivery and messaging for Derbyshire Constabulary Cybercrime Team, Sam works in collaboration with EMSOU Cyber Crime Team, and will also be working in partnership with EMCRC.