An inspection of the National Crime Agency’s relationship with regional organised crime units
HMICFRS is required under the Crime and Courts Act 2013 to inspect the National Crime Agency (NCA). Following an inspection, we must report to the Home Secretary on the efficiency and effectiveness of the NCA. We inspected the NCA as part of our PEEL inspections.
The NCA is a national law enforcement agency in the UK. It is the UK’s lead agency against organised crime; human, weapon and drug trafficking; cyber-crime; and economic crime that goes across regional and international borders.
We sought to establish how effectively the NCA works with one of its most important partners, the regional organised crime unit (ROCU) network, to tackle serious and organised crime.
Our terms of reference were to consider how well the NCA work with the ROCU network to reduce the impact of serious and organised crime on the UK and our communities.
This report does not contain graded judgments, but does make recommendations.
This is our seventh inspection of the NCA and the report below sets out the findings of the inspection.