Specialist capabilities
Our work
Reform & transformation
Police Reform & Transformation Board
News and publications
Specialist Capabilities
Phase one report
Transforming Forensics
Business Enablers
Local Policing
Digital policing
Coordination Committees
Chief Constables' Council

Specialist Capabilities Phase One Report

The Specialist Capabilities Programme intends to reshape specialist capabilities, like armed policing, major investigation and surveillance, in a way that strengthens both resilience and accountability. The Programme will enhance our ability to respond to changing threats, build on the strengths of local policing and prepare us for the future.

This document summarises the detailed analysis and following recommendations of the Specialist Capabilities Programme to date. The information has been developed by the core team in conjunction with strategic leaders and practitioners across five specialist capability areas (armed policing, roads, major investigations, surveillance and technical support units). It is based on observation of these five areas, combined with the insights of specialists and academics, and analysis of data provided by all 43 forces in England and Wales and the National Crime Agency (NCA).

This report has been produced by the NPCC with support from PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP.

Specialist Capabilities Phase One Report

This report has been produced by the NPCC with support from PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, on the terms agreed between NPCC and PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP accepts no liability (including for negligence) to anyone else in connection with this report, and to the extent permitted by law, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, its members, employees and agents do not accept or assume any liability, responsibility or duty of care for any consequence of any third party acting, or refraining to act, in reliance on the information contained in the report or for any decision based on it.