TARIAN ROCU (Regional Organised Crime Unit)

Tarian ROCU – Tarian is the name for the Southern Wales Regional Organised Crime Unit (ROCU) and was launched 2003 in response to the increased threat of Class A drugs in communities. During 2003 operation Tarian created a Regional Task Force (RTF) and Regional Intelligence Unit (RIU), both becoming fully operational in January 2004. The unit was further enhanced by the co-location of the Regional Asset Recovery Team (RART) in March 2004 and a new Regional Protected Persons Unit began operations in January 2013. The Regional Cyber Crime Unit (RCCU) was added to the Tarian family early 2014. The RCCU tackles those responsible for the most serious incidents of: Computer intrusion; Distribution of malicious code; Denial of service attack. The Unit, working closely with the National Cyber Crime Unit (NCCU), provides a national investigative response to the most serious incidents of cyber-crime. The Unit are also working collaboratively with Welsh Government with the aim of developing a ‘secure digital nation’. Current information available suggests that 80% of Cyber crime is preventable and it is our intention through partnership engagement and education to develop Wales as a safe place to live, visit and do business.