Eastern | Counter Terrorism Policing

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Counter Terrorism Policing Eastern

The Eastern Region Special Operations Unit (ERSOU) is responsible for managing the threat of terrorism across eastern England. 

Created in 2010 with a counter terrorism capability formally adopted in 2017, ERSOU operates across the police forces that make up the Eastern Region – Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Norfolk, and Suffolk. 

ERSOU’s counter terrorism policing unit comprises investigations and intelligence teams, along with colleagues specialising in prevention, training and several other disciplines. 

The unit has a presence across the region, including at some of the UK’s busiest ports such as London Stansted Airport and London Luton Airport. 

Local Forces

CTPE is a collaboration of the following local police forces

Bedfordshire Police

Cambridgeshire Constabulary

Essex Police

Hertfordshire Constabulary

Norfolk Constabulary

Suffolk Constabulary


18 April 2024

A Suffolk man has been jailed for terrorism offences, after he sent hoax packages containing white powder and letters to primary schools, shopping centres and businesses, telling recipients to ‘run’.

15 June 2018

Joint operation uncovers chemicals, explosives, ammunition and terrorist material