The Yorkshire & Humber Regional Organised Crime Unit (ROCU) works across Force boundaries to target the threat posed by serious and organised crime.
It provides a vital link between national and local policing, working closely with intelligence sources from national, regional and local law enforcement agencies to address serious and organised criminality across policing borders and minimise the threat to local communities.
The ROCU investigates serious and organised crime in a range of areas including drugs, firearms and child sexual exploitation (CSE).
The team links closely with regional Forces and partners to support their needs where possible with specialist resources and a prompt and effective response to disrupt and dismantle organised criminal networks.
The team consists of experienced Detective Constables who are all ‘level 1’ surveillance and advanced driver trained, supervised directly by Detective Sergeants and a Detective Inspector.
All officers have an investigative caseload and the unit has the ability to conduct investigations from early development through to prosecution, working with partner agencies to facilitate offender management when appropriate.
Investigations are sanctioned by the Regional Co-ordinating and Tasking (RCAT) chaired by the ACC responsible for Odyssey to ensure the most serious regional threats are prioritised and targeted.