South East Regional Organised Crime Unit (SEROCU)

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.

Find out more about the work of South East Regional Organised Crime Unit (SEROCU).

Message from Assistant Chief Constable Pete O’Doherty

Are you interested in being a part of our South East Regional Organised Crime Unit (SEROCU), but don’t think that you have the right skills or qualities? Think again! We welcome people with inquisitive minds, who like to take a different approach. Our SEROCU is an exciting and challenging place to work, where we focus on tackling serious and organised crime – the biggest national security threat faced by the UK.

Our SEROCU is made up of many different capabilities and offers a wealth of career options for staff and officers. Our intelligence capability is central to our work, to help us understand the strategic picture as well as tactically managing and exploiting sensitive intelligence opportunities. We also provide specialist investigative capability across many crime type areas, including – cyber and economic crime.

Finally we provide covert capabilities to support both regionally and locally led operations – for example undercover work and technical support. 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. We work hard to disrupt the networks and individuals who commit or enable serious organised crime by removing the opportunities they exploit, putting them through the criminal justice system, and going after their finances and assets. Ultimately, protecting the communities in the South East is the number one priority for our SEROCU.

Our SEROCU is a great place to work – please contact us with any questions, or if you are interested in becoming part of our unit.

Assistant Chief Constable Peter O’Doherty

Further information

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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