East Midlands | Counter Terrorism Policing

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Counter Terrorism Policing

East Midlands


Counter Terrorism Policing East Midlands (CTPEM) is a Counter Terrorism Intelligence Unit, dedicated to tackling the threat of terrorism in the East Midlands.

Part of the wider East Midlands Special Operations Unit (EMSOU), the team covers Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire and Nottinghamshire. 

In the East Midlands, there are also dedicated officers who monitor international borders, at both air and sea. With over 200 aviation and maritime sites across the region, these sites are important to monitor in order to police threats posed by those wishing to do harm, or seeking to undermine national security, be it in the form of people, their luggage, or postal traffic.

A key function of the unit is to protect and prepare regional sites and infrastructure, events and prominent individuals, as well as those visiting the area, that may be the potential subject of terrorist or other types of attack. It’s response planning aiming to mitigate the impact of any attack, and the team provides specialist security advice, as well as offers exercising and training, to business, key organisations and agencies.

Local Forces

CTPEM is a collaboration of the following local police forces

Derbyshire Constabulary

Nottinghamshire Police

Northamptonshire Police

Leicestershire Police

Lincolnshire Police


7 June 2024

A Leicestershire man, who described a mass killer as a ‘hero’ and shared harrowing footage of a terrorist attack, has been jailed for encouraging terrorism.

31 May 2024

A 29-year-old Nottinghamshire man, who was jailed for helping a teenager join ISIS, has been returned to prison. Adeel Ulhaq (pictured), formerly of the Sutton in Ashfield area, was jailed in February 2016 for six years, for assisting the teen to travel to Syria and join ISIS, as well as for funding terrorism. These offences...

21 December 2023

A former British soldier, who was found guilty of preparing to commit a terrorist attack, has been jailed for four years and ten months.