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

Combined powers continue to disrupt the South West drugs market

The second phase of a regional crackdown on drugs has resulted in more than 230 vulnerable adults and children being safeguarded. Operation Scorpion is a collaboration between the five police[…]

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Man jailed after making plans to sexually abuse a young child

A man from Glastonbury has been sentenced to three years in prison for attempting to meet a young girl he intended to sexually abuse. Paul Hatton, 55, of Benedict Street,[…]

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Man jailed for people smuggling

A third person has been jailed for conspiring to smuggle eight Albanian migrants into the UK in a small boat which got stranded near Teignmouth, South Devon, in December 2020.[…]

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Pursue

Pursue offenders through prosecution and disruption

Prepare

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

Protect

Protect individuals, organisations and systems

Prevent

Prevent people from engaging in serious and organised crime

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