Proceeds of Crime Act

Proceeds of Crime Act

The Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (POCA) is a piece of legislation created to tackle organised crime, giving police officers the power to seize cash and recover assets such as cars and houses bought by criminals through the proceeds of their crimes.

POCA strikes directly at the main motive for crime, deterring offenders, disrupting organised crime, and shows the public that crime doesn't pay.

The money recovered and made through the sale of the criminal's assets can then be put back into community projects and helps to fund further investigations.