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Counter Terrorism Policing

Working to keep people safe from terrorism

Counter Terrorism Policing is a collaboration of UK police forces working with the

UK intelligence community to help protect the public and our national security by

preventing, deterring, and investigating terrorist activity.

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We prevent vulnerable people from being drawn into extremism

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We pursue terrorists and work to bring them to justice

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We protect the public and places from terrorist attacks

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We prepare to respond to attacks and reduce their impact

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Safety advice for the public
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Safety Advice For The Public

Safety advice for the public

It’s important to be alert, but not alarmed.
With a little bit of knowledge you can increase your safety and know what to do if you see or hear something that doesn’t feel right.

#BeSafeBeSound V2


Counter Terrorism Policing has partnered with the UK's live music industry to offer vital safety information for music fans.
The campaign has been supported by venues and festivals including The O2, Glastonbury, Leeds & Reading, and more.


Code: SEVERE podcast

Code: SEVERE reveals how major terrorist plots in the UK were foiled by Counter Terrorism Policing. Each story is told by detectives, counter terrorism officers, witnesses and the terrorists themselves.

Guidance For Businesses

Guidance for businesses

Counter Terrorism Policing works with a wide range of industries to tackle the terrorist threat. Your business can play a significant role in keeping the public safe.

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Your skills can help protect the UK

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Why you should join

Find out more about the range of Staff and Officer roles and what it’s like working to protect the UK.

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Recruitment process

Find out more about how our recruitment process works and when you can expect a job offer.

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Common questions

Interested in a career at Counter Terrorism Policing? View our frequently asked questions about the organisation, culture, and recruitment process.

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Report online at

If you see or hear something that doesn’t feel right, report it online and in confidence at

In an emergency call 999.

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ACT Early

If you are concerned that a loved one may be vulnerable to radicalisation, visit ACT Early for further information on signs to look out for and how to seek support.

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Whether you are a business owner, work in security, or are a member of the public, ProtectUK provides vital counter terrorism security information including training materials, protective guidance, and campaign toolkits.