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.
The ACRO Criminal Records Office provides operational support to forces in relation to criminal records and associated biometric data, including DNA and fingerprint information.
The NBCC acts a conduit between businesses and police forces across the UK to enable collaboration and reduce business crime.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The role of UK DVI is to coordinate the national capability of the police service to respond to mass fatality incidents.
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.
The ICCC was established to provide continuity for UK Law Enforcement following our withdrawal from the European Union. The function provides a range of advice, support and guidance on policing measures and tools available to tackle all forms of international criminality. We work closely with Government and other operational partners to identify and ensure a range of contingency measures are in place when the United Kingdom officially leaves the European Union.
Opal is a national intelligence unit focused on serious organised acquisitive crime (SOAC) where there is a series of offences impacting on two or more police force areas, including Scotland and Northern Ireland.
Details of Section 22a collaboration agreements can be found here.