National Crime Agency

The National Crime Agency (NCA) became fully operational in Northern Ireland following Assembly consent to the Crime and Courts Act 2013 (National Crime Agency and Proceeds of Crime) (Northern Ireland) Order 2015 on 3 February 2015.The accountability arrangements for the NCA are set out in the NCA Framework Document.

The Policing Board has a statutory duty to monitor the exercise of the functions of the NCA in Northern Ireland and has agreed a Memorandum of Understanding with the NCA to support this.

You can view the Memorandum of Understanding here (PDF 455 KB)

In accordance with the Memorandum of Understanding the Director General of the NCA meets with the Board twice a year to enable Board Members to question the Director General on NCA performance and activity in Northern Ireland and the NCA Annual Plan. The Director General also provides the Board with written quarterly performance narrative reports which capture the NCA’s performance with regard to operations which, for example, tackle Organised Crime, Child Sexual Exploitation Civil Recovery, Cybercrime, Organised Immigration Crime, Money Laundering and Drugs & Firearms.”

You can view the reports from the Director General below:

In accordance with the Memorandum of Understanding the Director General of the NCA meets with the Board twice a year to enable Board Members to question the Director General on NCA Performance and activitiy in Northern Ireland and the NCA Annual Plan. The Director General also provides the Board with written quarterly performance narrative reports which capture the NCA's performance with regard to operations which, for example, tackle Organised Crime, Child Sexual Exploitation, Civil Recovery, Cybercrime, Organised Immigration Crime, Money Laundering and Drugs & Firearms."

Further information on the role and work of the NCA.