United Kingdom Football Policing Unit (UKFPU) works with the Home Office and the National Police Chiefs Council Football Lead (NPCC). It strives to reduce violence, antisocial behaviour and disorder at football events involving UK football teams.
Role of the UKFPU
The UKFPU has a number of specific roles.
Supports the NPCC Football Lead
UKFPU undertakes activity to co-ordinate national football policing policy on behalf of DCC Mark Roberts of South Yorkshire police who is the current NPCC Football Lead.
Deals with football banning orders
The Football Banning Orders Authority (FBOA) is part of the UKFPU. It deals with all football banning orders issued by courts in England and Wales, including the surrender of passports for football matches involving UK domestic and international teams when playing outside the UK.
What the UKFPU does
Advises on domestic football events
The UKFPU gives advice, assistance and training to all police forces in England and Wales to provide a consistent approach to football events.
UKFPU provides the football arrest figures released by the Home Office.
Acts as the National Football Information Point (NFIP)
The UKFPU is the National Football Information Point (NFIP) for the UK. UKFPU collates, assesses and distributes information to all those that need it, ensuring that appropriate action is taken and feedback is given for all relevant information and intelligence.
Co-ordinates policing deployment at international football matches
The UKFPU co-ordinates police deployments overseas when the English or Welsh national teams play.
More information is available:
FA websites on both England and Wales forthcoming fixtures:
Football Banning Order Authority forms
These forms are not fully accessible. Contact the UKFPU firstname.lastname@example.org if you need an alternative format.
Information for people subject to banning orders
Forthcoming surrender dates:
- Czech Republic v England – October 2019
- Slovakia v Wales – October 2019
- Bulgaria v England – October 2019
- Azerbaijan v Wales – November 2019
- Kosovo v England – November 2019
Passport surrender requirements also apply to fixtures involving domestic teams in both Champions League and Europa League competitions.
Contact the FBOA if you are subject to a football banning order and want to apply for an exemption from any passport surrender or have any general enquiries.
Email: email@example.com Telephone: 020 8196 4844
For any other non-urgent enquiry please email firstname.lastname@example.org
The UKFPU and FBOA are available normal office hours, Monday to Friday.
You can also write to the:
PO Box 2100 Croydon
For media enquiries telephone: 020 7035 3535
Make an FOI request
Read about the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act and how to make a request.