The Yorkshire and Humber Regional Organised Crime Unit (YHROCU) is responsible for delivering specialist and niche capabilities to Humberside, North Yorkshire, South Yorkshire and West Yorkshire Police.


Our vision is to protect the Yorkshire and Humber region and make our communities safer from the threat and harm of serious and organised crime.

Our aim is to reduce the impact and increase the disruption of serious organised crime within the Yorkshire and Humber region and beyond.

Our objective is to target all YHROCU resources against the greatest threat and risk. To influence forces and partners to target their resources against the same.

Our values are to lead, support and co-ordinate the fight against crime across the Yorkshire and Humberside region.

Our specialist areas of work include: cyber investigation, digital forensic examination, financial investigation and specialist intelligence resources alongside traditional detective work tackling serious drug trafficking and firearms offences across force boundaries.


This work cannot be replicated within individual forces because levels of confidentiality and costs would be prohibitive, so the Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime, 3 Police and Crime Commissioners and the 4 Chief Constables have invested in the Yorkshire & Humber Reginal Organised Crime Unit under the lead force control of West Yorkshire Police.


The YHROCU is also funded by the Home Office and forms part of the strategic policing requirement set for all police forces in respect of serious organised crime.


The YHROCU works with national law enforcement agencies such as the National Crime Agency, His Majesty’s Revenue and Custom’s, Crown Prosecution Service, His Majesty’s Court and Tribunal Service, UK Visas and Immigration, Counter Terrorism Unit’s and His Majesty’s Prison Service as well as international law enforcement partners such as Federal Bureau of Investigation, Europol and broader European Law Enforcement.


The Yorkshire and Humber Regional Organised Crime Unit cannot take crime reports direct – anyone wishing to report a crime should do so by contacting their local force either by calling 101 (or 999 in an emergency) or by alternatively using the relevant link below.