Ian Francis

Ian is an Accredited Counter Fraud Specialist and Accredited Counter Fraud Trainer. He spent 30 years as a Police Officer before retiring from the Metropolitan Police Counter Terrorism Command, based at New Scotland Yard. Ian was one of only three police officers in the UK to have attended an eight week Advanced Forgery Detection Course/Attachment with the National Document Forgery Unit, the United Kingdom Border Agency Centre of Information concerning passport and travel documents, and for two years he was seconded to the United Kingdom Immigration Service. Following service as a Detective Constable in Special Branch he transferred to the Metropolitan Police Counter Terrorism Command taking the lead in a national operation investigating the use of travel documents by terrorists.