Detective Inspector SCO7, Organised Crime Command, Cyber Crime Unit, Metropolitan Police
Detective Inspector Philip McInerney currently serves on the MPS Cyber Crime Unit, within Serious & Organised Crime (SCO7). Recently he has led a number of operations that have successfully targeted organised cyber criminals involved in high-level criminality, operating across the UK and internationally, including Op Bankime (dismantlement of OCG concerned in estimated £20 million+ of banking fraud during 2017), and Op Merlock (prolific cyber criminal operating across the UK banking sector, with several million pounds worth of fraud disrupted. Having initially been posted to uniform in East London, he served within the Major Crime Unit of borough CID, where McInerney became a Detective Constable. In 2003 he was selected to join SO12 Special Branch, working in a number of Counter Terrorism operations and roles (covert intelligence and operations) until January 2006. He was then selected to join the MPS Anti-Corruption Command (ACC), where he worked in covert intelligence development targeting corrupt police officers, and organised criminals who seek to corrupt officers. Between 2008 - 2013 McInerney served in a variety of roles in Westminster CID, as a Det Sgt in the Major Crime Unit and Serious Violence Team, targeting high-level fraud, violence & organised crime, and latterly as an Acting Detective Insp targeting organised crime within Soho and the West End. From Dec 2014 - Dec 2017 he served as Detective Inspector to the London Crime Squad (SCO8), leading a covert proactive unit targeting the highest levels of organised crime across London and the UK; formulating and utilising partnership with large corporations in the private sector affected by organised crime.