Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA)
Under the Serious Organised Crime and Police Act 2005 HMIC is responsible for inspecting SOCA periodically. The Secretary of State can also request that HMIC inspect SOCA in respect of a particular matter.
More information about SOCA can be found on the SOCA website (external link).
National Crime Agency (NCA)
New arrangements will be put in place for inspecting the National Crime Agency (NCA) when it takes over from SOCA in 2013.
The NCA will be an operational crime fighting agency that will:
- tackle organised crime
- strengthen our borders
- fight fraud and cyber crime
- protect children and young people.
It will build on the work of SOCA, the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre, and will incorporate some of the functions of the National Policing Improvement Agency which fit the agency’s crime fighting remit.
For more on the new NCA please visit the Home Office website (external link)