Protecting communities
across the South West
from serious and organised crime

Target and Disrupt

We run standalone investigations to target and disrupt organised crime groups impacting on the South West.

Specialist Assistance

We provide specialist assistance to investigations led by the South West’s five police forces.

Regional, National & International

We work closely with regional, national and international law enforcement agencies and other partners to gather and act on intelligence.

Latest News

Operation Elaborate

Bristol man arrested as part of international fraud operation

As part of Operation Elaborate – the UK’s biggest ever fraud operation led by the Metropolitan Police – officers from the South West Regional Organised Crime Unit (SWROCU) executed a[…]

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More than 230 kilos of cocaine seized from importations of animal feed and oranges

More than 230 kilos of cocaine have been seized and four people arrested following an investigation by the South West Regional Organised Crime Unit (SWROCU), supported by the Metropolitan Police,[…]

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Emily MacArthur is wanted

Renewed appeal to find wanted woman Emily MacArthur

Police are again appealing for help to locate wanted woman Emily MacArthur who has pleaded guilty to supplying controlled drug spice into prisons and importing class A drugs from Jamaica.[…]

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Pursue offenders through prosecution and disruption


Prepare for when serious and organised crime occurs and mitigate its impact


Protect individuals, organisations and systems


Prevent people from engaging in serious and organised crime

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