Proposed opportunities for roles within Yorkshire and Humber Regional Organised Crime Unit

Update - November 2022

Please note a transferees moratorium between all Home Office Forces is in place between January and March 2023, however we continue to welcome applications for transfer requests during this time period and we are able to progress those applications through the process and pre-employment checks, with a view of joiners starting with us from April 2023 onwards.


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Location: Yorkshire and Humber Regional Organised Crime Unit, Various locations

Multiple posts available

As a result of the Police Uplift Programme (PUP) the Yorkshire & Humber Regional Organised Crime Unit (YHROCU) are increasing their establishment across a number of teams which support the fight against Serious Organised Crime within the Regional Forces of North Yorkshire, West Yorkshire, South Yorkshire and Humberside.

This is a unique opportunity to work collaboratively with Police Forces, the National Crime Agency (NCA) and other key law enforcement partners including internationally using investigation techniques and high level covert tactics to disrupt organised crime and bring offenders to justice.

Within the Yorkshire and Humber Region, this equates to 40 officers in 2022/23, and 2023/24 will likely see upwards of approximately 40 additional police officer posts added to the YHROCU.

This provides opportunity to increase capability and capacity to enable it to tackle both existing and emerging threats, whilst keeping the public safe.

Applications are welcome from Police Constables who are willing to undertake the TI development programme, existing TI’s and PIP2 accredited Detectives or trained surveillance officers. 

Opportunities will also be available for suitably qualified and experienced Sergeants, Inspectors and SLT members as the YHROCU expands.

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These opportunities will be available to transferee officers on the following basis :

  • Officers will be appointed to West Yorkshire Police.
  • Their recruitment process will appertain to joining West Yorkshire Police, but there will also be a recruitment process for the specific role for which the officer is interested.  
  • Upon appointment, successful applicants will be appointed to West Yorkshire Police and will then be attached to the ROCU in the individual role they were applying for.  
  • In the event that the ROCU role should cease in the future, then the officer would be returned to West Yorkshire Police.

The uplift provides further opportunity to ensure the YHROCU is truly representative of the communities we serve, from a geographical perspective, skills, life experience and the protected characteristics. 

By being truly representative it enables the YHROCU to provide the best service to the public.

Applications are particularly welcome from all underrepresented groups including but not limited to officers from different cultural backgrounds.

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The YHROCU have capabilities in :

  • Covert Investigations
  • Undercover Operations
  • Cyber Crime
  • Digital Forensics
  • Dark Web
  • Regional Intelligence
  • Covert Intelligence Collection
  • Technical Surveillance and Regional Economic Investigations.

Ultimately if you can think outside the box, problem solve some of the most serious threats facing society and are keen to develop and take on new challenges, then please contact the YHROCU about the available opportunities.



For further information, please contact:-  

The Regional Business Development Team 
Email: [email protected]


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West Yorkshire Police encourages applications to be representative of the communities it serves. Read our Equality in Employment page.

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Page last reviewed November 2022.