Chair: Neil Basu, Assistant Commissioner, Metropolitan Police Service
The counter-terrorism coordination committee has responsibility for devising and driving national Counter Terrorism (CT) and Domestic Extremism (DE) strategic policy through the UK National Counter Terrorism Policing Headquarters (NCTP HQ) and reports to the NPCC and the government. The counter-terrorism coordination committee's members includes senior officers, senior representatives of government departments and other agencies including the Security Service.
The counter-terrorism coordination committee area leads for the police service on CT and related issues, developing police service strategy. The coordination committee liaises with government and other partners on behalf of the police service.
Unlike many other coordination committee, the counter-terrorism coordination committee includes a small number of chief police officers dedicated full-time to the business area. These officers provide strategic direction and co-ordination relating to particular policing themes. In addition, the counter-terrorism coordination committee Vice Chairs have also assumed complementary roles as senior sponsors of policing themes that largely reflect the Protect, Prepare and Prevent strands of the government's counter-terrorism strategy, CONTEST .
The counter-terrorism coordination committee has also overseen the development of the counter-terrorism network, a series of dedicated CT policing units that have been established across England and Wales, working in collaboration with the (pre-existing) Counter Terrorism Command (CTC), within the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS). These units are regionally based and resourced by police forces. Their role includes gathering intelligence and evidence to help prevent, disrupt and prosecute terrorist activities. As a whole, the CT policing network has a wide range of experts including, but not limited to, skilled detectives, financial investigators, community contact teams, intelligence analysts, forensic specialists and high-tech investigators.
Counter Terrorism Policing call for increased public vigilance despite decrease in arrests
Counter Terrorism Policing’s Senior National Coordinator has again called upon the public to play their part in the fight against terrorism, as the Home Office released their quarterly arrest statistics.
Terrorism threat level lowered to Substantial
The UK threat level from terrorism has today, Monday 4 November 2019, been reduced to Substantial - meaning an attack is likely.
Police call on public to help tackle increasingly complex and varied terrorist threat
* New campaign asks public to act on their instincts to help tackle terrorism
* Senior officer praises public contribution but warns threat is becoming increasingly complex and varied
* First ever CT policing podcasts reveal untold stories on how attack was foiled with help from public