The NCCU leads the UK’s response to cyber crime, supports partners with specialist capabilities and coordinates the national response to the most serious of cyber crime threats.
Working closely with the Regional Organised Crime Units (ROCUs), the MPCCU (Metropolitan Police Cyber Crime Unit), partners within Industry, Government and International Law Enforcement, the NCCU has the capability to respond rapidly to changing threats.
“Cyber crime is one of the most significant criminal threats to the UK. The NCA is helping to build the capacity of its partners across the country and coordinating the UK’s collective efforts as part of the response.” – Andy Archibald, NCCU Deputy Director
The NCCU has the capability to respond in fast time to rapidly changing threats and collaborates with partners to reduce cyber crime by:
Using the NCA’s single intelligence picture, the NCCU works with partners to identify and understand the growing use of cyber as an enabler across all crime types. It can then determine the most effective ways of tackling the threat.
The NCCU is a recipient of funding from the National Cyber Security Programme, which supports development and transformation of the UK’s cyber capabilities across Government.
The NCCU has strong links with the ROCUs and local Police Services, sharing information, intelligence and expertise to enhance knowledge of the cyber threat in order to prioritise operational and disruption activity most effectively. The NCCU , ROCUs and local Police forces routinely conduct operations in partnership.
For more information on the ROCUs, please visit their individual websites (see below).
To report a cybercrime in action, please contact your local police service.
If you have been the victim of cybercrime, please contact Action Fraud.
Testimonials from several NCA Officers serving with the NCCU have been published to give you an idea of the roles the NCCU performs and and the career opportunities available.