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Counter Terrorism Security Advisors

Cumbria Police, together with police forces throughout the United Kingdom, is better trained and equipped than ever before to combat the threat of international and domestic terrorism. The Force, as part of the ongoing national counter terrorism strategy, has dedicated Counter Terrorism Security Advisers (CTSAs) who are coordinated, trained and tasked by the National Counter Terrorism Security Office (NaCTSO), a specialist police organisation co-located with the Security Service in the Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure (CPNI). www.cpni.gov.uk

The primary role of these advisers is to provide protective and counter terrorism security advice to support businesses and the public sector. The advice available takes into account both conventional and non-conventional terrorist techniques and the aim is to reduce vulnerability to terrorist threats. The CTSAs work closely with other police forces throughout the country, government departments and other agencies.

The public can play a key role in supporting the police. By remaining vigilant, being security minded and having good security measures in place. You can protect your business against crime and make the work of terrorists more difficult. A small investment in security measures greatly enhances the feeling of security on behalf of everyone and helps protect those around you.

For non-urgent crime prevention advice, businesses can contact their local Police Crime Reduction Officer, but if you feel that your company could benefit from Counter Terrorism security advice, you can email us at; CTSA@cumbria.police.uk

If you consider anything to be suspicious or connected with Terrorism contact Cumbria Police on 101 or the Anti-Terrorist Hotline on 0800 789 321.

If you suspect it, report it Anti Terrorist Hotline 0800 789321

Alternatively, a confidential on-line form can be submitted (This service is managed by the Metropolitan Police).

If it is an emergency remember to dial 999.