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Counter Terrorism Security Advisers

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Counter Terrorism Security and Awareness Advisers

Our dedicated Counter Terrorism Security Advisers (CTSAs) and Counter Terrorism Awareness Adviser (CTAA) are trained and tasked by the National Counter Terrorism Security Office (NaCTSO).

CTSAs and CTAAs work with businesses and the community to identify, assess and advise sites that may be vulnerable to terrorist or extremist attack.

They also work with trade organisations and professional bodies to ensure counter terrorism protective security advice is incorporated into general crime prevention advice and guidance.

CTSAs work with businesses to:

  • devise and develop appropriate protective security plans to minimise impact on their sites and the surrounding community
  • explain the threats from terrorism and advise on resilience

CTSAs are trained in specialist areas and can provide advice and guidance on:

  • explosives and precursor chemicals
  • pathogens and toxins
  • radiological sources
  • site and vulnerable point surveying
  • integrated security systems
  • designing out vehicle borne terrorism
  • threat from chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear attack

They are also responsible for the protective security of crowded places (areas where there may be large crowds who could be vulnerable to terrorist attack) for example shopping centres, sporting stadiums, pubs and bars or transport hubs.

If you consider anything to be suspicious or connected with terrorism/extremism contact Nottinghamshire Police on 101 or the Anti-Terrorist Hotline on 0800 789 321. In an emergency call 999.

CTSAs and CTAAs are trained to facilitate the following initiatives:

Project Argus

Project Argus is a suite of workshop-based events designed to inform and advise senior management in preparing a response to a serious event, such as a terrorist attack, that takes place at a crowded place - for example a shopping centre or major event.

Project Revise

Project Revise is a multi-media package which aims to highlight the potential misuse of hazardous materials to those who legitimately and routinely use them, in particular the academic community.

Project Griffin

Project Griffin aims to raise community awareness about terrorism, the measures that can be taken to counter the threat and engage, encourage and enable staff to better deal with security challenges on a day-to-day basis and in the event of a major incident.

Project Griffin is recognised nationally as good practice and an industry standard by security companies.  The learning from Griffin can also be applied to tackling criminal activity.

Project Griffin covers:

  • The current terrorist threat to the UK
  • Commonly used methods of attack
  • How to recognise terrorist/criminal attack planning/preparation
  • The importance of staff vigilance and reporting suspicious activity 

Events can be tailored to your needs and will be held at your premises.  There is no cost to your business.  Attendees will be given certificates to form part of the professional development portfolio.

If you need further information or would like to arrange an event, fill out our enquiries form.

National ‘Action Counters Terrorism’ Campaign

‘We have always said that ‘communities defeat terrorism’.  That is why the ACT campaign urges the public to do just that.’  Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley, National Counter Terrorism Policing lead.

The National ‘Action Counters Terrorism’ awareness campaign provides free resources (Podcasts, leaflets, posters) for your use.  It highlights what suspicious activity looks like and hosts an online reporting tool for reporting online material that promotes terrorism or extremism.  https://www.report-terrorist-material.homeoffice.gov.uk/report.