Welcome to the website of the East Midlands Police Collaboration Programme and EMSOU (East Midlands Special Operations Unit).

The East Midlands is home to 4.5 million people living within 6,000 square miles of Central and Eastern England.

Policing that region are the five forces of Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire and Nottinghamshire.

For more than a decade, however, those five individual police forces have been sharing policing expertise and resources to improve their effectiveness and increase the capability to detect and prevent serious crime.

The East Midlands now has the most substantial police collaboration programme of any region in England and Wales, combining innovative yet practical approaches to policing to make the entire region a safer place to live, work and visit in spite of significant financial challenges for the service.

East Midlands awarded £2.8m in Innovation Funding

A series of pioneering policing initiatives for the East Midlands have been given Home Office funding worth a total of more than £2.8 million.

The five forces of the East Midlands region – Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire and Nottinghamshire – had jointly submitted a number of bids to the Home Office Innovation Fund, which was set up to assist projects  


Money launderer ordered to repay £366,000 or face four more years in jail

A convicted money launderer from Leicester must pay back more than £366,000 that he made from crime within six months or face four more years in prison.

Charanjit Singh Virk was convicted in May 2013 and sentenced to 27 months in prison after police officers intercepted a cash transfer in Leicester.

Virk, 48, of Coombe Rise, Oadby, appeared at Leicester