Policy

Keeping the UK safe in cyber space

Supporting detail:

Setting up a National Cyber Crime Unit

The National Cyber Crime Unit (NCCU) began operating in spring 2013 within the National Crime Agency (NCA). This brings together capability from the Police Central e-Crime Unit and the Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA) cyber team.

We are training around half of the NCA’s 4,000 officers to become digital investigators who can work alongside and support existing NCCU specialists. We are also delivering cyber crime training across the police.

We are expanding regional cyber operations, with the aim that every Regional Organised Crime Unit outside of London will have a dedicated cyber unit, building on 3 existing units. The Metropolitan Police are also enhancing their local cyber capability.

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