To protect the communities within the Eastern Region from Serious and Organised Crime.


To identify, disrupt and dismantle organised crime groups causing the most harm to the East.


Can do, Creative, Supportive

Our Mission


Criminals arrested


Years Imprisonment


Drugs Seized


Assets restrained


Cash seized


Confiscation Orders


Stolen Property & Vehicles




The areas highlighted in orange indicate the places where ERSOU investigations have impacted - both within and outside the region. (To read more simply click on the highlighted area and the force name to view the operations).

ERSOU's region covers the counties of Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Norfolk and Suffolk but targeting criminality will see operational teams operating outside this area.

Northumbria PoliceCumbria ConstabularyDurham ConstabularyHumberside PoliceWest Yorkshire PoliceNorth Yorkshire PoliceCleveland PoliceSouth Yorkshire PoliceLancashire ConstabularyGreater Manchester PoliceCheshire ConstabularyMerseyside PoliceWest Mercia PoliceStaffordshire PoliceDerbyshire ConstabularyLincolnshire PoliceNottinghamshire PoliceCambridgeshire ConstabularyLeicestershire ConstabularyWest Midlands PoliceWarwickshire PoliceNorthamptonshire PoliceBedfordshire PoliceSuffolk ConstabularyNorfolk ConstabularyEssex PoliceHertfordshire ConstabularySussex PoliceKent PoliceSurrey PoliceMetropolitan PoliceThames Valley PoliceGloucestershire ConstabularyWiltshire PoliceHampshire ConstabularyHampshire ConstabularyDorset PoliceAvon and Somerset ConstabularyDevon and Cornwall PoliceDyfed-Powys Police (Heddlu Dyfed Powys)South Wales Police (Heddlu De Cymru)Gwent Police (Heddlu Gwent)North Wales Police (Heddlu Gogledd Cymru)ScotlandEireNorthern IrelandInternational


Behind Bars

Click here to see a gallery of the criminals that have been captured and imprisoned by ERSOU over the past 6 months.

Latest News

Read about the latest information, news stories and successes in the fight against organised crime in the Eastern Region.

Mon 20th, Apr

Three sentenced for managing brothels

Two women and a man have been sentenced for their roles in running brothels across Hertfordshire and London

Thu 02nd, Apr

Man jailed after failing to pay back cash

A man who made thousands from illegal business dealing has been sent back to prison after failing to pay back his ill-gotten gains.

Thu 26th, Mar

Pair jailed for plot to supply heroin worth £300,000

Two men who plotted to supply heroin worth £300,000 have been jailed for a total of 10 years.

Tue 10th, Mar

Drug dealer sentenced to 10 years

A drug dealer who was found with more than £69,000 in cash in his car has been jailed for 10 years

Help to fight crime

Call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or go to www.crimestoppers.org/