In April 2018, the North West Counter Terrorism Unit (NWCTU) was rebranded to Counter Terrorism Police North West (CTPNW), reflecting a collaborative restructure in operations. This follows a review undertaken in 2015 of how the Force Special Branches operate, as a result, changes have been actioned to streamline processes across the NW region to ensure they are consistent, maximise opportunities and deliver unified working.
The CTPNW manages and coordinates the operational counter terrorism response on behalf of the 5 North West forces: Cheshire, Cumbria, Greater Manchester, Lancashire and Merseyside. It also offers CT assistance and guidance to the Isle of Man Constabulary.
Operational governance is managed by ACC Russ Jackson and the Head of CTPNW is Detective Chief Superintendent Dominic Scally, who coordinates and delivers the four strands of the CONTEST strategy (Prevent, Protect, Pursue and Prepare) in collaboration with local policing teams and other partner agencies.
The Head of CTPNW is assisted by 7 Senior Responsible Officers (SROs) who are responsible for leading one of each of the seven thematic strands covering Investigations, Operational Support, Intelligence, Borders Policing, Prevent, Protect & Prepare and Business Services.
In addition to protecting the communities of the North West the CTPNW also works hand in hand with the CTP South East, CTP North East, West Midlands CTU, Counter Terrorism Command and a network of Counter Terrorism Intelligence Units (CTIUs) to ensure that the United Kingdom is able to manage the threat from terrorism.
The National Border Targeting Centre is looking to appoint Police Operators to work within their team; the unit are part of the Counter Terrorism Policing North West. The aim of the Police Operator position is to monitor persons entering, leaving or transiting the UK in relation to UK Border Security by providing accurate and timely information to police forces and other agencies across the UK in support of crime, national security and other policing purposes. You will use information available in the E-Border system and multi-agency databases to assist in providing information to investigating officers. You will be required to liaise with partner agencies including the Security Services providing informed advice on the best use of data held and functionality of the NBTC.
To apply for this role you must have a good record of attendance, at least during the last two years.
Please note, this post is based in Wythenshawe.