The ACE team forms part of the Regional Asset Recovery Team (RART).
It was set up in late 2014 with the initial objective to deal with the backlog of unenforced confiscation orders as highlighted by the Public Accounts Committee findings earlier that year.
The ACE team has adopted a multi agency approach and have a growing responsibility for taking control of the compliance/enforcement process from its earliest stages with a view to:
These tactical options can be deployed at any time depending on the priorities set down by the lead agency in consultation with the ACE team and in line with the regional priorities for action
It plays a major role in the ROCU objective of a "cradle to grave" attack on criminal finance.
In the short time they have existed the team the Welsh Regional ACE team has enforced £1,438,700 and obtained default sentences totalling over 18 years (6462 days).