National Policing Improvement Agency

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The National Policing Improvement Agency (NPIA) was a non-departmental public body in the United Kingdom, established to support police by providing expertise in such areas as information technology, information sharing, and recruitment.

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National Policing Improvement Agency
Agency overview
Formed1 April 2007
Preceding agencies
Dissolved7 October 2013
Superseding agencyCollege of Policing
Serious Organised Crime Agency (now National Crime Agency)
Home Office
Employees1,629 (September 2011); 2,100 (2009)
Annual budget£380M (2011/12); £474M (2008/09)
Jurisdictional structure
National agency
(Operations jurisdiction)
Operations jurisdictionUK
England and Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland
Size244 821 km² / 94,526 sq mi
Legal jurisdictionEngland and Wales, less in Scotland and Northern Ireland
Governing bodyHome Office
Operational structure

It was announced in December 2011 that the NPIA would be gradually wound down and its functions transferred to other organisations. By December 2012, all operations had been transferred to the Home Office, the Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA) and the newly established College of Policing.[1] SOCA was itself replaced by the National Crime Agency on 7 October 2013 as a feature of the Crime and Courts Act 2013, which also formally abolished the NPIA.[2]