Central Operative Unit
Unidad Central Operativa  (Spanish)
Emblem of the UCO
Active1987-present
CountrySpain
AgencyCivil Guard
AbbreviationUCO
Structure
Agents550[1]

The Central Operative Unit (UCO) (Spanish: Unidad Central Operativa) is a specialized division of the Civil Guard of Spain responsible for the investigation and prosecution of the most serious forms of crime and organized crime, whether national or international, as well as support to the Territorial Units of Judicial Police, that, due to lack of personnel or resources, or because the criminal field is more than one autonomous communities, require the support of this Unit.

Functions

The main crimes that the UCO investigates are:[2]

Also, the UCO has the duty to realize investigations ordered by a judge, a court or a prosecutor.

Structure

Important cases

See also

References