An inspection of the effectiveness of the Regional Organised Crime Units

Published on: 10 February 2021

Summary

In this inspection, we examined how effectively and efficiently the Regional Organised Crime Units (ROCUs) tackle the threat from serious and organised crime (SOC).

SOC remains one of the greatest problems for policing in the UK and overseas.

Our last inspection report on ROCUs was published in 2015; Regional Organised Crime Units – A review of capability and effectiveness. Since then, the ROCU network has made substantial progress in some areas.

We wanted to see how well ROCUs led the response to SOC while working with local police forces and other law enforcement agencies.

We found evidence of some good work, but we also found some inconsistencies. We make six recommendations.

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