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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Tue 23rd, Jan

Man jailed for arranging sexual offences with a child – Isle of Wight

Following an investigation by the South East Regional Organised Crime Unit (SEROCU), a man has been sentenced to 14 months’ imprisonment for arranging sexual offences against a child.

Wed 10th, Jan

Nine sentenced for laundering over £350,000.00 of elderly victim’s savings

Nine people have been sentenced on Monday (8/1) at Lewes Crown Court for money laundering offences which took place around the country.

Fri 15th, Dec

Nine charged following SEROCU action on South Coast

Nine people have been charged following warrants which were carried out across the South by the South East Regional Organised Crime Unit (SEROCU).

Fri 01st, Dec

Money launderers guilty of stealing over £600,000 from elderly victims

The battle against money launderers targeting the elderly and vulnerable in society continues with 11 people convicted for money laundering offences following an investigation by the South East Regional Organised Crime Unit (SEROCU).

Mon 02nd, Oct

Man jailed for arranging sexual offences with a child – Southampton

Following an investigation by the South East Regional Organised Crime Unit (SEROCU), a man has been sentenced to two years’ imprisonment for arranging sexual offences against a child.

Thu 20th, Jul

Update on Operation Rowlock

Following a number of warrants which took place yesterday (19/7) in High Wycombe, Aylesbury and Wembley, officers from Thames Valley Police (TVP) and the South East Regional Organised Crime Unit (SEROCU) have charged a number of people.

Mon 17th, Jul

Three arrested on conspiracy to supply drugs in Buckingham – SEROCU

Three people have been arrested following an investigation into drug supply by the South East Regional Organised Crime Unit (SEROCU).

Thu 22nd, Jun

SEROCU arrest two as part of international investigation into unauthorised access to the Microsoft n

Detectives from the South East Regional Organised Crime Unit (SEROCU) have executed two warrants in Lincolnshire and Bracknell and arrested two men this morning (22/6) for conspiracy to gain unauthorised access to the Microsoft network.

Fri 16th, Jun

International action against the criminals trying to beat computer anti-virus

Arrests and searches have taken place across the UK in a coordinated international law enforcement operation targeting people suspected of using cyber tools to get around anti-virus computer protection.

Wed 03rd, May

SEROCU executes warrants to tackle fraud crime group

Today (3/5), detectives from the South East Regional Organised Crime Unit (SEROCU) led a series of warrants across London in relation to an online fraud group.