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“Better co-ordination needed to tackle causes of serious and organised crime”

The Public Accounts Committee of Parliament’s latest report suggests that the Government doesn’t know how successfully it’s addressing serious and organised crime at present. Serious and organised crime is increasing, with at least 4,500 organised criminal...
Posted On 13 Oct 2019
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Dedicated Cyber Crime Units earn multi-million pound cash injection from Government

The National Police Chief’s Council’s (NPCC) National Cyber Crime Programme has announced that every police force in England and Wales now has a dedicated Cyber Crime Unit in place thanks to a multi-million pound cash investment courtesy of the Conservative...
Posted On 12 Apr 2019
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National Crime Agency reveals detail underpinning new UK Protected Persons Service

The National Crime Agency (NCA) has announced the creation of the new national UK Protected Persons Service. The move will see protected persons units, which are based in a network of regional organised crime units (ROCUs), come under the leadership of the NCA for the first time....
Posted On 02 Apr 2019
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‘Silver Shadow’ international cyber crime exercise tests multi-agency response capabilities

Cyber crime specialists from across Europe have converged on the UK to take part in a groundbreaking exercise designed to test the international response to serious cyber crime. ‘Silver Shadow’ – a multinational exercise run by the National Crime Agency’s (NCA)...
Posted On 11 Dec 2015
Brian Sims BA (Hons) Hon FSyI: Editor of Risk Xtra
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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
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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
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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