Our Network | Counter Terrorism Policing

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Our Network

The Counter Terrorism Policing network stretches across the UK. We work alongside MI5 and other partners to find information and evidence to thwart terrorist planning and help bring perpetrators to justice.

Around the UK there are eleven regional counter terrorism units (CTUs) and intelligence units (CTIUs). These units collaborate daily to confront the threat from terrorism. They have officers and staff working in a range of specialist fields such as investigations, forensics, digital exploitation, financial inquiries, community liaison and communications.

At the centre of the network sits the Counter Terrorism Policing Headquarters (CTPHQ), which devises policy and strategy, coordinates national projects and programmes, and provides a single national Counter Terrorism Policing voice for key stakeholders including government, intelligence agencies and other partners.

Alongside the headquarters is the Operations Centre, a central command made up of units that provide operational support to the national network.

The National CBRN Centre brings together the emergency services to protect and prepare the UK against the chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) threat.

Other parts of the network include regional Special Branches and other special units.

Counter Terrorism Policing Scotland

Police Scotland

Counter Terrorism Policing North East

West Yorkshire, Cleveland, Durham, Humberside, Northumbria, North Yorkshire, South Yorkshire.

Counter Terrorism Policing North West

Greater Manchester, Cheshire, Cumbria, Isle of Man, Lancashire, Merseyside.

Counter Terrorism Policing Wales

South Wales, Dyfed Powys, Gwent, North Wales.

Counter Terrorism Policing West Midlands

West Midlands, Staffordshire, Warwickshire, West Mercia.

Counter Terrorism Policing South West

Avon & Somerset, Devon & Cornwall, Dorset, Gloucestershire, Wiltshire.

Counter Terrorism Policing East Midlands

Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire.

Counter Terrorism Policing Eastern

Bedfordshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Norfolk, Cambridgeshire, Suffolk.

Counter Terrorism Policing South East

Thames Valley, Hampshire, Kent, Surrey, Sussex.

Counter Terrorism Command (SO15)

Metropolitan Police, City of London Police.

Northern Ireland

Police Service of Northern Ireland.