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Assistant Chief Constable Dan Vajzovic

Assistant Chief Constable Dan Vajzovic

Lead for Online Child Sexual Abuse Activist Groups (OCAG),
National Police Chief's Council

Assistant Chief Constable Dan Vajzovic was appointed as the head of local policing in Cambridgeshire in April 2017. Prior to that Dan performed roles as temporary Assistant Chief Constable heading up both the Joint Protective Services of Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire and also lead for the Eastern Region Organised Crime Unit and the Counter Terrorism Intelligence Unit. Dan joined Cambridgeshire Constabulary in 1997 after reading Chemical Engineering at Churchill College, Cambridge. During his 21 years of policing Dan has been his force’s head of operations, the area commander for the city of Peterborough and has headed the force Professional Standards Department. His operational background is predominantly in crime investigation having worked in serious and organised crime, public protection and volume crime environments. Dan has led the National Police Chief’s Council (NPCC) working group developing policy and practice around prostitution and sex working since the autumn of 2017. He also leads working groups on the policing of air shows and the police response to online CSE/A activist groups.  Dan is married with two children and outside of work he is an active climber having reached the peak of the Old Man of Hoy as part of his 40th birthday celebrations.

  • Assessing the challenges posed by Online Child Abuse Sexual Activists Groups (OCAG) and how police forces should deal with these groups
  • Exploring the issues caused by OCAGs in conducting poor investigative practices and undermining evidence-led police cases
  • Evaluating how police forces can demonstrate the impact of their investigations and the scale of prosecutions to prevent the growth of activist groups
  • Analysing how to ensure high quality safeguarding for abused children discovered by OCAGs