National Policing
ACRO Criminal Records Office
National Vehicle Crime Intelligence Service (NaVCIS)
National Ballistics Intelligence Service (NABIS)
National Police Coordination Centre (NPoCC)
National Police Freedom of Information and Data Protection Unit (NPFDU)
National Wildlife Crime Unit (NWCU)
UK National Disaster Victim Identification Unit (UK DVI)
National Counter Terrorism Policing
National Police Air Service (NPAS)
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National Policing

There are a number of national policing units and bodies that operate across the UK, details of which can be found using the links below. A number of these units are funding using National Police Section 22a Collaboration Agreements, details of which can be found in our publication section.

ACRO Criminal Records Office (ACRO)

The ACRO Criminal Records Office provides operational support to forces in relation to criminal records and associated biometric data, including DNA and fingerprint information.

National Police Coordination Centre (NPoCC)

Launched on April 23 2013, the National Police Coordination Centre (NPoCC) undertakes several functions in coordinating a multi-disciplinary response to a wide range of threats.

National Vehicle Crime Intelligence Service (NaVCIS)


NaVCIS works with partner agencies and stakeholders within the trade and associated businesses to tackle 'vehicle enabled crime' by gathering and disseminating intelligence and sharing best practice.

National Ballistics Intelligence Service (NABIS)

The National Ballistics Intelligence Service provides an intelligence resource that is available to police forces and other law enforcement agencies that focuses entirely on the criminal use of firearms.

UK National Counter Terrorism Policing HQ (NCTP HQ)

The counter-terrorism coordination committee has responsibility for devising and driving national Counter Terrorism (CT) and Domestic Extremism (DE) strategic policy through the UK National Counter Terrorism Policing Headquarters (NCTP HQ) and reports to the NPCC and the government.

National Wildlife Crime Unit (NWCU)

The main role of the UK National Wildlife Crime Unit (NWCU) is to assist in the prevention and detection of wildlife crime. We do this by obtaining and disseminating information from a wide range of organisations and by assisting police forces in wildlife crime investigation.

National Police Freedom of Information and Data Protection Unit (NPFDU)

The NPFDU acts as a national co-ordination body in providing professional advice and support for forces and stakeholders in all matters relating to both Freedom of Information and Data Protection within the UK police service.

UK National Disaster Victim Identification Unit (UK DVI)

The role of UK DVI is to coordinate the national capability of the police service to respond to mass fatality incidents.

National Police Air Service (NPAS)

The National Police Air Service is a national service, regionally coordinated for local delivery. NPAS is delivered under a lead force model with West Yorkshire Police and West Yorkshire PCC acting as the lead policing body.