North West | Counter Terrorism Policing

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Counter Terrorism Policing North West

Counter Terrorism Policing North West (CTPNW) (formerly the North West Counter Terrorism Unit set up in 2007) reflects a formal collaboration between the five NW police forces. 

CTPNW works within the national Counter Terrorism network to make sure that UK Police forces are best equipped to protect the public from acts of terrorism or domestic extremism, and to investigate and prosecute those responsible.

We deliver specialist support to police forces throughout the country, but in particular the five forces which make up the North West region: GMP, Merseyside, Lancashire, Cheshire and Cumbria.

The Unit draws on a wide range of expertise, including but not restricted to: skilled detectives, financial investigators, community contact teams, intelligence analysts, forensic specialists and high-tech investigators.

Local Forces

CTPEM is a collaboration of the following local police forces

Greater Manchester

Cheshire Constabulary

Merseyside Police

Lancashire Constabulary

Cumbria Constabulary


18 March 2024

Jacob Graham, from Norris Green in Liverpool appeared at Manchester Crown Court today (18 March 2024) and was sentenced to 13 years in prison and ordered to serve five years on license upon his release.

6 March 2024

Emergency services from across Merseyside are taking part in a major incident exercise today, Wednesday 6 March.

23 February 2024

Jacob Graham, 20, from Norris Green in Liverpool appeared at Manchester Crown Court yesterday (22 February 2024) where he was convicted of the following offences.