National Cyber Crime Unit

The NCCU has brought together specialists from the Police Central e-Crime Unit in the Metropolitan Police Service and SOCA Cyber to create expert technical, tactical intelligence and investigation teams. It has the capability to respond in fast time to rapidly changing threats and collaborates with partners to reduce cyber and cyber-enabled crime by:

  • providing a powerful and highly visible investigative response to the most serious incidents of cyber crime: pursuing cyber criminals at a national and international level 
  • working proactively to target criminal vulnerabilities and prevent criminal opportunities
  • assisting the NCA and wider law enforcement to prevent cyber-enabled crime and pursue those who utilise the internet or ICT for criminal means 
  • driving a step-change in the UK’s overall capability to tackle cyber and cyber enabled crime, supporting partners in industry and law enforcement to better protect themselves against the threat from cyber crime

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. It encourages the mainstreaming of cyber investigative capability and dedicated operational support on cyber and cyber-enabled crime.

'A day in the life' - National Cyber Crime Unit'

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.