Advice For Businesses | Counter Terrorism Policing

If you see something that doesn’t feel right report it at In an emergency call 999.

Advice 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.

Counter Terrorism Policing provides help, advice and guidance to government, business and industry to protect from terrorist threat:

  • Crowded places throughout the UK

  • Hazardous sites and dangerous substances

  • Personal security
  • The critical national infrastructure – working with the National Protective Security Authority (NPSA)


We support a network of about 190 counter terrorism security advisors (CTSAs) who work within local police forces as officers and staff. Their primary role is to provide help, advice and guidance on all aspects of counter terrorism protective security to specified industry sectors.

There are a number of useful websites, resources, and E-Learning programmes which can help your business and staff evaluate and manage the risk posed by terrorism.

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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 Awareness E-Learning

ACT Awareness e-Learning is a counter terrorism awareness product designed for all UK based companies organisations – and now the general public.

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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. logo

See, Check and Notify (SCaN) training programme

See, Check and Notify (SCaN) is a free training programme that aims to help organisations, venues and events maximise safety and security using their existing resources. Protect your site from a range of threats with SCaN training. logo

Contact your local Counter Terrorism Security Advisor (CTSA)

CTSAs work with local authorities and businesses, organisations and professional bodies to identify and assess sites that may be vulnerable to a terrorist attack. logo

Access communication campaign toolkits

Businesses play a vital role in protecting the public from terrorism. We welcome businesses to support our communication campaigns and amplify important security messaging.

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#BeSafeBeSound Toolkit

Counter Terrorism Policing is working with music venues and festivals to encourage the public to enjoy live music safely.

The campaign Toolkit features videos, posters, and banners that the industry can download and use all year round. 

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ACT Early Toolkit

ACT Early is a website aimed at family and friends to encourage them to share concerns that a friend or loved one might be vulnerable to radicalisation.

The campaign Toolkit features a selection of videos, images, and leaflets available for supporters to download and use. 

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Action Counters Terrorism (ACT)

Counter Terrorism Policing’s Action Counters Terrorism (ACT) campaign is encouraging communities across the country to help the police tackle terrorism and save lives by reporting behaviour and activity that doesn’t feel right.