Scotland | Counter Terrorism Policing

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Counter Terrorism Policing Scotland

As part of the broader Counter Terrorism Policing Network, Police Scotland’s Counter Terrorism Unit works in partnership to provide a co-ordinated national response to the threat of terrorism in Scotland and across the UK.

Assistant Chief Constable Andy Freeburn has overall responsibility for counter terrorism activity and the head of our Organised Crime and Counter Terrorism Unit is Detective Chief Superintendent Dave Ferry.

Scotland has a population of approximately 5.5 million people and there are eight major cities – Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Dundee, Dunfermline, Glasgow, Inverness, Perth and Stirling. The country has several airports with national and international links as well as ports serving its communities.

Scotland has a world class reputation for welcoming visitors and is home to a wide range of iconic attractions and an enviable reputation for delivering events.

Local Forces

CTP Scotland is run by Police Scotland