Press Releases

The South East Regional Organised Crime Unit has the capacity and the capability to tackle serious organised crime and provide specialist support to police forces in Thames Valley, Hampshire, Surrey and Sussex.

Following an ACPO meeting the Chief Constables agreed to align regional serious organised crime units and to create synergy with the existing counter terrorism regional structure. It was further been agreed that there should be an overarching command extending across both regional units

Assistant Chief Constable Laura Nicholson is in overall command of the South East Regional Organised Crime Unit and Counter Terrorism Unit functions for the region. She represents Thames Valley Police and the south-east region nationally, continuing to build links with ACPO, the National Crime Agency and key agencies and stakeholders.

From the 1 April 2014 Thames Valley Police was selected to be the host Force for SEROCU.

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Wed 17th, Feb

1 in 6 residents scammed by cyber criminals

And at least 84% of us have been targeted.

Tue 01st, Dec

HMIC publish report into capabilities and effectiveness of Regional Organised Crime Units

Today (1/12) sees the publication of Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) Regional Organised Crime Units (ROCUs) Report 2015.

Fri 17th, Apr

Released on behalf of RBC - Rogue Builder Prosecuted for Defrauding Elderly Residents

Reading Borough Council’s Trading Standards Service working alongside SEROCU have successfully prosecuted a local builder for fraud.

Wed 04th, Mar

SEROCU taking cyber safety message to shoppers

The South East Regional Organised Crime Unit is hitting the road this week to spread online safety messages to shoppers in Reading.

Mon 02nd, Mar

Forces across the South East help industry and the public to protect UK networks from cyber crime

The National Crime Agency and South East Regional Organised Crime Unit (SEROCU) is this week carrying out a range of activity to help businesses and members of the public guard against cyber crime.

Wed 21st, Jan

SEROCU and CERT-UK to launch Cyber-security Information Sharing Partnership (CiSP) regional node

The South East Regional Crime Unit (SEROCU) is inviting regional small and medium enterprise (SME) to the Cyber-security Information Sharing Partnership (CiSP) South East regional node due to be launched next week, on Thursday 29 January.