Plant & Agricultural National Intelligence Unit (PANIU)


The Plant & Agricultural National Intelligence Unit (PANIU) is a specialist police unit hosted within the Metropolitan Police Service and is funded by donations from insurers and organisations in the construction and agricultural sectors.

The unit was formed in 2008 to assist police throughout the UK with information and intelligence relating to theft of plant machinery.

PANIU maintains a comprehensive database of stolen machinery, which receives data not only from the Police National Computer (PNC) but also from the majority of the major insurers in the current market. 

PANIU also provides advice on specialist areas such as the identification of plant and agricultural machinery.

PANIU works with partners including the National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC), the National Crime Agency (NCA), The National Vehicle Crime Intelligence Service NaVCIS), government agencies and departments such as Europol and Interpol along with our  PANIU Partners which include include insurance firms, hirers, tracking companies and construction and agricultural associations.

The office is staffed during normal office hours and the team can be contacted on:-  
0207 230 7290 
paniu@met.police.uk