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National Crime Agency

The National Crime Agency (NCA) was launched in 2013 and is a crime-fighting agency with national and international reach and the mandate and powers to work in partnership with other law enforcement organisations to bring the full weight of the law to bear in cutting serious and organised crime.


 You can find out more about the work of the NCA by visting their website, click the logo. 

The NCA responds on a 24/7 basis, targeting the criminals and groups posing the biggest risks to the UK. It does this in three ways:

  • by conducting its own operations
  • by providing operational and specialist support to its partners' operations
  • by providing clear national leadership which ensures that UK law enforcement makes the best use of its collective resources and targets those most effectively

The NCA build a single comprehensive picture of serious and organised crime affecting the UK, drawing on information and intelligence from a wide range of sources, which drives their own and their partners' operational activity.

The NCA delivers this national response through the four pillars of: 

  • Pursue - prosecute and disrupt people engaged in serious and organised crime 
  • Prevent - prevent people from becoming involved in serious and organised crime
  • Protect - increase protection against serious and organised crime
  • Prepare - reduce the impact of serious and organised crime where it takes place

They operate across the UK, respecting the devolution of policing in Scotland and Northern Ireland.