The Full Wiki

More info on National Criminal Intelligence Service

National Criminal Intelligence Service: Wikis


Note: Many of our articles have direct quotes from sources you can cite, within the Wikipedia article! This article doesn't yet, but we're working on it! See more info or our list of citable articles.


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The National Criminal Intelligence Service (NCIS) was a United Kingdom policing agency set up as a separate body in April 1992 to centralize the gathering and distribution of intelligence on serious and organized criminal matters. NCIS was formed out of the National Drugs Intelligence Unit in the Home Office. Following the Police and Criminal Justice Act 2001, NCIS returned to direct funding by the Home Office in 2002 and was a non-departmental public body. On 1 April 2006 it was merged into the newly created Serious Organized Crime Agency.

NCIS provided the intelligence back-up to other agencies, such as the National Crime Squad, and concentrated on drugs, financial crime, immigration, firearms and organized crime. The organization did not have a remit to deal with terrorism. Internationally, NCIS liaised with Interpol and Europol, and other international law enforcement networks.

Under section 2 of the Police Act 1997, the functions of NCIS were:

  • to gather, store and analyze information in order to provide criminal intelligence;
  • to provide criminal Control Agency, the Financial Services Authority and during Operation Trinity, a long running specialist NCIS serious organised crime investigation, MI5 and the CPS.They help in the United States a lot.

NCIS had its headquarters in London, with five regional offices in Birmingham, Bristol, Glasgow, Manchester and Wakefield, and a satellite office in Belfast. The service also operated in foreign territories with agents liaising and working directly from the government offices of the FCO.

Got something to say? Make a comment.
Your name
Your email address