About NaVCIS

The National Vehicle Crime Intelligence Service (NaVCIS) is a national police unit that works to protect communities in the UK from the harm of vehicle finance crime and associated serious and organised crime.

A centralised, specialist police capability, NaVCIS is dedicated to developing and disseminating intelligence that helps forces pursue offenders and prevent crime.

We’re at the heart of efforts to tackle vehicle finance crime and take a lead on co-ordinating and professionalising the police response.

Information and intelligence sharing

We’re very much part of the police family and have a strong ethos of building partnerships with law enforcement and industry colleagues, sharing intelligence to inform operational activity and developing and promoting crime prevention tactics.

NaVCIS is the bridge between the police service and the vehicle finance sector, and our work gets results. In 2017, for example, the information we disseminated helped prevent fraudulent applications for vehicle finance valued in excess of £800,000.

Specialist capabilities

As well as vehicle finance crime, NaVCIS supports 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


NaVCIS works with partners including the National Police Chiefs’ Council and the National Crime Agency, government agencies and departments such as UK Border Force and DVLA, key private sector organisations and their members such as the Finance & Leasing Association, the National Farmers Union Mutual, the Caravan Safety and Security Group, Beazley Marine Insurance and TRACKER