Counter Terrorism

Gloucestershire Constabulary, together with police forces nationwide, is better trained and equipped than ever before to combat the threat of International and Domestic Terrorism. Although there is no specific threat to Gloucestershire, the force, as part of the ongoing national counter terrorism strategy, has two dedicated Counter Terrorism Security Advisers (CTSAs).

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

'Our message to the public is 'be alert, not alarmed'. Having good security systems and procedures in place is a sensible precaution for everyone in business, it acts as a deterrent against all types of criminality, and terrorism is no exception. A small investment in security measures greatly enhances the feeling of security on behalf of everyone'.

For non urgent crime prevention advice local 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 write to the below address with details of your Security.

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CTSA Gloucestershire Constabulary
Protective Services
No.1 Waterwells
Waterwells Drive
Quedgeley
Gloucester
GL2 2AN

The CTSAs would also like to remind you that if you consider anything to be suspicious, or connected with terrorism contact:

Gloucestershire Constabulary: 101 
Anti-Terrorist Hotline: 0800 789 321

You can also send us an email by using this form.
If it is an emergency please remember to dial 999.

For more information on the current terrorist threat, see the Security Service (MI5) web pages about terrorism.

Internet Safety

Have you seen possible terrorist content on the Internet? Learn what steps you should take to report it.

The internet is used by some people to promote terrorism and violent extremism and corrupt individuals who are vulnerable to radicalisation. 

Some examples of illegal terrorist or extremist content include:

  • speeches or essays calling for racial or religious violence
  • videos of violence with messages of ‘glorification’ or praise for the attackers
  • chat forums with postings calling for people to commit acts of terrorism or violent extremism
  • messages intended to stir up hatred against any religious or ethnic group
  • bomb-making instructions

www.direct.gov.uk/reportingonlineterrorism is a dedicated web page where you can report online terrorist content you think might be illegal, or which you find offensive, to a specialist police department.

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