HMICFRS - Regional Organised Crime Units: An inspection of the effectiveness of the Regional Organised Crime Units

In this inspection, HMICFRS 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.

The last inspection HMICFRS 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.

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

The Inspectorate found evidence of some good work, but also found some inconsistencies, and made six recommendations.

The report can be viewed here.