Brian Sims BA (Hons) Hon FSyI: Editor of Risk Xtra

On Solid Ground

Regional Organised Crime Units (ROCUs) are undoubtedly a force for good in tackling some of the UK’s most serious and organised criminals, but a detailed report just issued by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) finds that there’s “further work to be done” in order...
Posted On 09 Dec 2015

Regional Organised Crime Units “must build on their strong foundations” urges HMIC report

Regional Organised Crime Units (ROCUs) have provided a strong foundation for tackling some of the most serious and organised criminals around today, but there’s further work to be done in order to provide a more consistent, concerted and co-ordinated service for members of...
Posted On 01 Dec 2015

Data sharing initiative enables positive action on 30,000 cyber crime threats

The details of more than 30,000 individual cyber crime threats have been shared with Internet hosting companies as part of a programme of industry engagement carried out by the National Crime Agency (NCA) and CERT-UK, the UK’s Computer Emergency Response Team. Customised threat...
Posted On 13 Nov 2015
The International Corruption Unit has been established within the National Crime Agency

International Corruption Unit established at NCA to tackle bribery and money laundering

A new unit at the National Crime Agency (NCA) has been established to tackle serious instances of bribery, corruption and money laundering around the world. The International Corruption Unit (ICU) will bring perpetrators to justice and recover the proceeds of criminal acts....
Posted On 11 Aug 2015
Almost 800 foreign crime suspects were arrested in Great Britain between 22 and 26 June as part of a national crackdown on overseas criminals

Close on 800 crime suspects arrested by police thanks to instigation of Operation Trivium IV

From 22-26 June, almost 800 foreign crime suspects were arrested in Great Britain as part of a national crackdown on overseas criminals. The ‘fourth edition’ of Operation Trivium witnessed police officers from Romania and Lithuania – as well as Dutch police...
Posted On 06 Jul 2015
The National Crime Agency has published its second public-facing analysis of the serious and organised crime threats affecting the UK

Latest in-depth analysis of UK crime threats published by the NCA

The National Crime Agency (NCA) has just published its second public-facing analysis of the serious and organised crime threats presently affecting the UK. The National Strategic Assessment (NSA), which is produced on an annual basis, draws together knowledge from across the...
Posted On 25 Jun 2015
The District Court of Luxembourg's ruling is a massive boost for the National Crime Agency

Criminal assets no longer safe overseas following landmark judgement in Luxembourg

A convicted drug dealer has lost US$500,000 of ‘hidden’ assets as the result of a landmark judgement in Luxembourg won by the National Crime Agency (NCA). This decision will bring the total amount seized by the NCA from Mr Amir Azam to more than £3.3 million. The ruling –...
Posted On 05 May 2015

Law enforcement nationwide assisting individuals and businesses to guard against cyber crime

Together with a range of partners from across industry and the public sector, the National Crime Agency (NCA) and the police service are this week carrying out a range of activities designed to help businesses and members of the public guard against cyber crime. The NCA has...
Posted On 03 Mar 2015
Cyber Security Challenge UK runs a series of national inspirational competitions aimed at attracting talented people into the profession and informing them about cyber security careers and learning opportunities

PwC hosts simulated national cyber forensic investigation to find future UK defenders

PwC’s UK headquarters has just hosted a unique cyber forensics investigation carried out by members of the public. The competition, which is the latest in the series from the Cabinet Office-backed Cyber Security Challenge UK, tasked a group of 22 amateur cyber defenders...
Posted On 06 Feb 2015