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 28th, Nov

Three arrested in joint operation aimed at tackling cyber crime and fraud – Rochdale

Three people have been arrested following a joint operation.

Thu 18th, Oct

73 arrested as national modern slavery crackdown targets sexual exploitation

More than 90 potential victims of slavery have been identified and 73 people arrested following a fortnight of law enforcement activity targeting modern slavery and human trafficking for the purposes of sexual exploitation.

Thu 27th, Sep

Man charged with child sexual offence

A man has been charged with a child sexual offence following an investigation by the South East Regional Organised Crime Unit.

Fri 20th, Apr

18-year-old sentenced for computing offences following investigation by SEROCU

An 18-year-old man has been sentenced today (20/4) for computing offences which took place in 2015, following an investigation by the South East Regional Organised Crime Unit (SEROCU).

Fri 09th, Mar

Man sentenced for ‘swatting’ offences – Southport

A 21-year-old man has been jailed for 16 months following an investigation by the South East Regional Organised Crime Unit (SEROCU) into ‘swatting’ offences.

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.

Tue 14th, Mar

New assessment warns industry that cyber criminals are imitating nation state attacks

Annual assessment of the biggest cyber threats to UK businesses released today (14/3).

Tue 10th, Jan

New Year crack down for Staines’ waste carriers

Environment Agency officers are once again out in force to crack down on illegal waste crime – kick starting the ‘Right Waste Right Place’ initiative for 2017.

Fri 18th, Mar

SEROCU supports national CSE awareness day

Today (18/3), SEROCU will be supporting the pledges made by regional forces in the South East in support of Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) awareness day.