Anthony Saggers

Consultant:  Serious & Organised Crime, Port & Border Security and Illicit Markets


Tony is a consultant with 32 years of law enforcement experience, 10 years as a detective dealing with serious and complex crime, then 17 years operating within international organised crime, performing intelligence, covert operations, investigations and specialist evidence roles. He completed service in June 2017 as the UK Head of Drugs Threat and Intelligence with the National Crime Agency.


Within the UK, as Head of Drugs, he Chaired the National Drug Forensic Intelligence Group (DFIG), was National co-lead for Gang Crime, coordinator of the National Drugs Threat Group and was lead author of the National Drugs Strategic Action Plan. He worked closely with the UK Home Office, National Police Chief’s Council, Border Force and intelligence partners. He delivered numerous ministerial, national policing and prosecutor briefings.


As a policing trainer, he designed and delivered courses across the UK, in Canada and South Africa. His courses in the UK were attended by officers from Canada, South Africa, USA, Hong Kong, The Netherlands and Australia. He has an extensive speaker portfolio, including at regional events in Japan, Kazakhstan, Canada, New Zealand and Sri Lanka. In 2009 he managed and participated in a trans-Europe road border project from the UK to Turkey, involving Eastern Europe and the Western Balkans. Tony also delivered organised crime briefings, for 7 years until 2014, to British Military pre-deployment courses in the UK and Germany.


As a consultant Tony has advised on (overseas) national organised crime strategies, written organised crime assessments and designed multi-agency Strategic Action Plans. He has delivered training workshops on drugs, gang crime, criminal exploitation and safeguarding, border security, criminal finances and organised crime. He has also collaborated with technology experts to develop software to expose and scrutinise illicit internet markets. He has worked with the National Crime Agency, UK Police, CEPOL, EMCDDA, TAIEX, Research Institutes and Education and Community focused authorities.



EDXCEL Level 3 NVQ Teaching

CLDP Workplace Trainer

Roffey Park Institute Senior Management Strategic Leadership

National Surveillance and Covert Operations

National Detective Investigation



Specialist Skills

Design and implementation of strategic action plans, threat assessments, intelligence and evidence collection, witness performance development, criminal investigations, covert operations, design and delivery of expert evidence training, border and port security, drug trafficking and associated organised crime evaluation and responses, illicit market identification, monitoring and assessment, public speaking, organised crime media interviews, change management, staff development and coaching, staff selection criteria and interviewing.


Countries in which employed

Afghanistan, Albania, Bahrain, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Canada, Colombia, Croatia, France, Germany, Ireland, Jamaica, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Pakistan, Portugal, Romania, Senegal, Seychelles, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States of America.