Hildebrand Design has been appointed by The National Crime Squad to create the identity for the National Hi-Tech Crime Unit, launching on 18 April.
The unit, funded by the Government to the tune of £25m and set up by the NCS, will tackle computer and Internet-related crime, says an NCS spokeswoman.
“It will assist and support local force computer-crime units and aim to bring them up to a benchmark standard,” she adds.
The brief for the identity has yet to be defined, but Graham Wilkins, who commissions design for the NCS, says, “We’re operating at a very high level and need to show both the public and the police forces in the UK and abroad that we will challenge this type of crime. We want to take the identity into a professional arena.”
Hildebrand Design won the pitch as part of a five-way credentials pitch.