East Midlands | Counter Terrorism Policing

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Counter Terrorism Policing East Midlands

Counter Terrorism Policing East Midlands unites the assets and resources of the East Midlands Counter-Terrorism Intelligence Unit, and the Special Branches of the Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire and Nottinghamshire forces to create a cohesive unit dedicated to tackling the threat of terrorism in the East Midlands.

The unit, which was established in 2011, is structured in accordance with the Government’s Counter Terrorism Strategy, CONTEST.

Detective Superintendent Mark Pollock is the Head of Counter Terrorism Policing East Midlands, overseen by counter-terrorism lead for the East Midlands, Regional Deputy Chief Constable Paul Gibson.



Derbyshire Constabulary

Leicestershire Police

Lincolnshire Police

Northamptonshire Police

Nottinghamshire Police


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.

17 November 2023

William Howitt, of West Bridgford, Nottingham, wrote a comprehensive and detailed plan to commit an arson attack at an independent bookstore in Nottingham city centre.