Police Protect Network

Each of the five forces of the South West (Avon and Somerset, Devon and Cornwall, Dorset, Gloucestershire and Wiltshire) have dedicated Cyber Crime units who work together to protect local people and their businesses against cyber threats, by improving their resilience and providing support.

The local Cyber Crime Units are regionally coordinated by the South West Regional Cyber Crime Unit (SWRCCU), who investigate cyber dependent crimes affecting organisations of all sizes and sectors across the five force areas.


The SWRCCU have dedicated Protect officers who help organisations become more cyber resilient through nationally recognised guidance, supplemented by the unit’s own investigative experience, as well as bespoke workshops.

Through the National Crime Agency’s Cyber Choices initiative, the team also works to deter primarily young people from committing cyber offences, and engages with hundreds of schools and partner agencies across the South West.

The regional and local units form part of Team Cyber UK to deliver the National Cyber Crime Strategy 2016 – 2021 and support the National Cyber Security Centre.


Twitter: @swrccu

LinkedIn: SW Regional Cyber Crime Unit

The contents of this website are provided for general information only and are not intended to replace specific professional advice relevant to your situation. The intention of The Cyber Resilience Centre for the South West is to encourage cyber resilience by raising issues and disseminating information on the experiences and initiatives of others.  Articles on the website cannot by their nature be comprehensive and may not reflect most recent legislation, practice, or application to your circumstances. The Cyber Resilience Centre for the South West provides affordable services and Trusted Partners if you need specific support. For specific questions please contact us.


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The Cyber Resilience Centre for the South West is a trusted resource for  support to protect businesses and third sector organisations in the South West region.



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