What we do
The National Counter Terrorism Security Office (NaCTSO) is a police unit that supports the 'protect and prepare' strands of the government’s counter terrorism strategy.
Who we are
We’re a police unit with around 10 staff, part of the The National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC).
We support a network of about 190 counter terrorism security advisors (CTSAs) who work within local police forces as officers and staff. Their primary role is to provide help, advice and guidance on all aspects of counter terrorism protective security to specified industry sectors.
We provide the help, advice and guidance to government and industry to protect from terrorist threat:
- crowded places throughout the UK
- hazardous sites and dangerous substances
- the critical national infrastructure (working with the Centre for Protection of National Infrastructure (CPNI)
- personal security
Crowd photo by Michael Spencer on Flickr. Used under Creative Commons.
Radioactive sign photo by Stephen Korecky on Flickr. Used under Creative Commons.
Ambulances photo by Francis Tyers on Wikimedia Commons. Used under the GNU Free Documentation License.
CCTV photo by Lydia on Flickr. Used under Creative Commons.
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