Serious and organised crime affects more UK citizens than any other national security threat. It leads to more deaths in the UK each year than all other national security threats combined. The SEROCU is aimed at reducing the impact and increasing the disruption of serious and organised crime within the region.
The SEROCU works in conjunction with the UK Border Force, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC), the National Crime Agency (NCA) and the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) to combat cross-border organised crime.
The National Crime Agency (NCA) assesses that the threat from serious and organised crime is increasing, with serious and organised criminals continually looking for ways to exploit victims and to make money. The SEROCU provides innovative methods, and niche and specialist police officers in order to effectively target and disrupt these serious organised criminals.
The SEROCU employs both police officers and police staff in a variety of roles.
Message from Head of SEROCU
Thank you for showing an interest in the South East Regional Organised Crime Unit, also known as SEROCU. I am Detective Chief Superintendent Steve Boniface and I am the of Head of SEROCU, having joined in the summer of 2023.
Regional Organised Crime Units (ROCUs) were set up as part of a national network to tackle serious and organised crime. SEROCU is one of 9 ROCUs and along with the Metropolitan Police we are responsible for delivering specialist and niche capabilities to police forces, our region being Thames Valley Police, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight Constabulary, Surrey Police and Sussex Police. We also support Kent’s prison estate.
Our aim is to reduce the impact of serious and organised crime within the region, and across the UK. Working in conjunction with agencies such as the UK Border Force, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC), the National Crime Agency (NCA), the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), as well as police forces across the UK, we work to combat cross-border organised crime. Protecting our communities is our number one priority.
Serious and organised criminals are continually looking for ways to exploit victims and to make money. We provide innovative methods alongside niche and specialist police officers and staff to effectively target and disrupt these criminals.
Our ROCU offers a wealth of career opportunities for both Officers and Staff across many capabilities and business areas. We are looking for a broad spectrum of people to join us who will provide the skills and passion to prevent and defend against serious and organised crime. It is an exciting, challenging and extremely rewarding place to work and we welcome people with inquisitive minds, who think creatively and like to take a different approach.
If you are interested in being part of the team, please do not hesitate to contact us and I look forward to working alongside you in the near future.
Find out more about police officer and police staff opportunities within the South East Regional Organised Crime Unit by viewing our information pack:
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