Police National E-Crime Unit

Police National E-Crime Unit

The Police E-Crime Unit is a part of the Specialist Crime Directorate of the Metropolitan Police Service in London, UK. It is known by its abbreviation, PCeU.

Its purpose is to be a national centre of excellence to combat e-crime in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. its national remit is of particular significance as it has been created to centralise the eforts of all police forces in the UK (excluding Scotland, as ever) to fight all forms of E-crime.


Its resonsibilities are quite specific and include activities once done by other bodies while excluding other activities, currently done by others, as detailed [http://www.met.police.uk/pceu/remit_and_exclusions.html here]

Mission statement

To improve the police response to victims of e-crime by developing the capability of the Police Service across England, Wales and Northern Ireland, co-ordinating the law enforcement approach to all types of e-crime, and by providing a national investigative capability for the most serious e-crime incidents.


Its creation was announced in April 2008, as detailed [http://www.met.police.uk/pceu/index.htm here]

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