The North East Regional Organised Crime Unit (NEROCU) was established in October 2013. We operate across three police force areas - Northumbria, Cleveland and Durham and regularly works with our North East and national partners to tackle Serious and Organised Crime.
What we do
NEROCU delivers an increased response to tackling serious and organised crime that transcends Force borders in the North East region. We provide additional specialist capacity through effective partnership working and collaboration.
The unit is comprised of several highly specialised teams of officers and staff from the three Forces. They work with other partners to cover all four areas of the Government’s CONTEST strategy – Protect, Prepare, Prevent, and Pursue.
This provides additional capacity and resilience for the region, allowing the use of all forms of covert policing tactics against cross border and highly motivated organised criminals, as well as providing expert support to the constituent forces.
We have a number of dedicated specilaist teams designed to tackle each area of Serious and Organised crime.
Intelligence and Operations syndicates
Economic Crime Team
Cyber Crime Team
Prison Intelligence Unit
These all work in the pursuit of organised crime groups involved in the likes of drugs and firearms supply, organised immigration crime, acquisitive crime, human trafficking and exploitation, money laundering and fraud, prison corruption and intel, and cyber related crimes.
The mission of the unit is simple - to protect the communities of Cleveland, Durham and Northumbria from serious and organised crime. We place emphasis on preventing, prosecuting and disrupting serious and organised crime ensuring a co-ordinated national approach across Government, law enforcement, security and intelligence agencies.
We work as a region under the banner of Operation Sentinel - our co-ordinated approach to tackling Serious and Organised Crime in all forms.
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Living in the UK you are more likely to be a victim of fraud than any other crime and the impact can be devastating leaving your confidence shattered and life-savings lost forever.
The booklet details the serious nature of this crime type and highlights the tactics used by criminals during the commission of these crimes.
If you want to learn more about protecting yourself, your business and your loved ones from cyber threats, scams and frausters than head over to our North East Regional Economic and Cyber Crime website.