Bridging the gap between policing and industry
The National Vehicle Crime Intelligence Service (NaVCIS) is a national police unit hosted by Hampshire & Isle of Wight Constabulary.

NaVCIS operates independently, under the direction of ACC Jenny Sims, vehicle crime lead for the National Police Chief Council.

We are entirely funded by industry under the provisions of the Police Act 1996. We spend funds specifically on the designated areas and therefore make no profit.

Supporting law enforcement partners
Our mission is to co-ordinate the strategic and frontline response to vehicle finance crime across the UK.

We do this by:

  • Investigating reports of vehicle finance crime and providing specialist operational analysis, advice and support to UK police forces.
  • Developing strategic intelligence and analysis that supports UK police forces in tackling vehicle finance crime and associated criminality.
  • Developing and promoting crime prevention tactics and advice for the finance industry and wider communities.
Specialist capabilities
As well as vehicle finance crime, we support the police service in its response to other elements of vehicle crime including:


  • Tracking technology, providing a link into tracking companies to develop better ways to recover stolen vehicles.
  • Specialist ports capability, providing recovery, enforcement and intelligence support.
  • Training, guidance and advice in specialist vehicle crime areas such as the caravan, motorhome and mobile homes, plus freight and agricultural sectors.
Our Team
Our team is made up of a mix of police officers and police staff, who have a vast range of experience across the policing sector.

A number of officers are currently seconded from Cheshire Police, Hampshire Constabulary, Nottinghamshire Police, Thames Valley Police, Warwickshire Police, West Midlands Police, and Port of Tilbury Police.

Our office is based in Ryton, but we work throughout the UK and have officers based at Southampton, Tilbury and Felixstowe ports.

We are recognised by the Home Office, National Crime Agency and UK law enforcement.

Organisational structure