Counter Terrorism

The current threat level for international terrorism in the UK is SEVERE, which means an attack is highly likely.

To tackle this danger the police and security services are working tirelessly to pursue suspects, safeguard vulnerable people and protect public spaces.

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The South West Police Counter Terrorism Intelligence Unit tackles the terrorist threat within Avon and Somerset, Devon, Cornwall, Dorset, Gloucestershire, Wiltshire, Guernsey and Jersey.

For further information about Counter Terrorism Policing in the UK please view the National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) webpages

For site specific advice relating to your premises, contact your local Police Counter Terrorism Adviser (CTSA) or use the non-emergency police telephone number 101.

The public should be alert, but not alarmed. We advise them to remain vigilant and to report any suspicious behaviour or activity.

If you have any information about suspicious activity or behaviour please contact us, in confidence, on 0800 789 321, or by completing the report possible terrorist activity secure form.

In an emergency the public should always dial 999.

If you get caught up in the rare event of a firearms or weapons attack we urge you to Run, Hide, Tell.

More information can be found at the Act Campaign website

Please find below links to some of the Counter Terrorism Advice and Guidance Documents available on Police and Government websites: