Police Protect Network

Welcome to your East Midlands Protect network

Each of the five forces of the East Midlands (Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire, Leicestershire and Northamptonshire) have dedicated Cyber Crime units who work together to protect local people and their businesses against cyber threats, by improving their resilience and providing support.


The Crime Units are regionally coordinated by the East Midlands Special Operations Unit (EMSOU) and deliver local support to communities and businesses. They work proactively and reactively on significant cyber crime investigations and aim to defend against evolving cyber threats, deter and disrupt hostile action, and identify and utilise expertise to overcome future threats and challenges. Each unit also forms part of Team Cyber UK to deliver the National Cyber Crime Strategy 2016 – 2021 and support the National Cyber Security Centre.


Cyber Protect Officers are your local point of contact to receive tailored support and guidance and this professional advice can be easily accessed through your local police force, or via the East Midlands Cyber Secure website, with priority given to those who are most vulnerable. Having built good working relationships throughout the region, this allows the protect network to share all the best working practices, identify emerging trends and mitigate any new cyber criminality against companies within the region.

The East Midlands Cyber Protect Network has launched East Midlands Cyber Secure that aims to support individuals and organisations to protect themselves from cybercrime. You will have access to information, advice and free resources. Including the new national initiative Cyber Choices,  created to help people make informed choices and to use their cyber skills in a legal way.




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Discover more about the East Midlands Special Operations Unit (EMSOU)

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Meet your local Cyber

Protect Officer