The North West Regional Organised Crime Unit (NW ROCU) provides specialist capabilities to tackle serious and organised crime that crosses borders in the region.
At the NW ROCU, we have a dedicated cybercrime team who work proactively and reactively on significant cybercrime investigations. The team work with other national and international partners to identify and prosecute cyber criminals who are active or impacting upon the North West.
The majority of cybercrimes can be prevented by taking basic security measures – so our teams also work hard to protect communities by engaging with businesses and communities, offering free training and advice to prevent them from being victimised. Similarly, the team works hard to identify and deter people at risk of becoming involved in cybercrime, so that their efforts can be channeled into positive opportunities that exist in the cyber security industry.
The team have four distinct functions; Protect, Prevent, Prepare and Pursue.