Agriculture and Plant

Rural, agricultural and construction crime are now the focus of two specialist national units.


NaVCIS has long advocated for the creation of new and focused national teams targeting rural crime and machinery theft, with high level support and direction. Through hard work and partnerships, this has now been achieved.

The newly created National Rural Crime Unit (NRCU) and National Construction and Agricultural Theft Team (NCATT) are supported through Northumbria Police.

Our NaVCIS rural crime experts, Chris Piggott and Gavin Hughes, have now transferred to these national units to help establish the dedicated teams. We wish them both the very best of luck with their endeavours to protect these valuable, hardworking industries.

You can follow the work of the National Construction and Agriculture theft team on Twitter.

You can reach the NCATT team by email on