Counter Terrorism Policing North East
Counter Terrorism Policing North East works within the national counter terrorism network to make sure that the police service in the UK is better equipped to prevent or respond to incidents of terrorism and domestic extremism to investigate and prosecute those involved.
Counter Terrorism Policing North East (CTP NE) was set up in April 2007. It is part of a national network, established to strengthen the UK’s response to the threat from terrorism.
Counter Terrorism Policing North East works within the national counter terrorism network to make sure that the police service in the UK is better equipped to prevent and respond to incidents of terrorism and to investigate and prosecute those involved.
We deliver specialist support to police throughout the country, and in particular, forces in the North East region. The Unit draws on a wide range of expertise including; skilled detectives, financial investigators, community contact teams, intelligence analysts, forensic specialists and high-tech investigators.
CTP NE combines the very latest technology with dedicated resources. In doing so, it is largely self sufficient and can effectively manage CT enquiries and operations, without compromising the commitment of local forces to day to day policing.
Terrorism inquiries are extensive and have the potential to tie up large numbers of officers for prolonged periods of time. Counter Terrorism Policing recognises the long term impact of these investigations on local forces. The regional units bring together the skills and resources needed to respond swiftly to intelligence and incidents, without hindering efforts to tackle the other crimes which affect our communities.
LATEST NEWS FROM NORTH EAST
On March, 30th (2023) Joe Metcalfe was found guilty by a jury at Leeds Crown Court of Preparing for an Act of Terrorism for extreme right wing purposes.
A 17 year old boy from Nottingham has been sentenced to a twelve-month, High Intensity Referral Order by Nottingham Youth Court.