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The Dutch National High Tech Crime Unit (NHTCU) is a team within the Dutch National Police Agency, dedicated to investigating advanced forms of cybercrime. It targets cases classify as “high tech crime,” which includes those forms of crime that are organized, target computer systems, and use sophisticated new technology or methods. Cyber-related issues that target vital national interests are also taken up.

The NHTCU recently started up the Dutch Electronic Crimes Task Force, a new cooperation with financial and other parties to institutionalize public-private partnership as a means to actively combat certain types of cybercrime.


The U.K. National Hi-Tech Crime Unit (NHTCU) (2001-2006) played a key role in combating serious and organised hi-tech crime, both nationally and internationally. The team covered electronic crime (e-crime) prevention, reporting and investigation. It is now part of the Serious Organised Crime Agency.