Counter Terrorism

Counter Terrorism Advice

Bedfordshire 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. As part of the ongoing national counter terrorism strategy, the force has dedicated Counter Terrorism Security Advisors (CTSAs) who are co-ordinated, trained and tasked by the National Counter Terrorism Security Office (NaCTSO).The primary role of these advisers is to reduce the vulnerability to terrorist attack by providing protective security and counter terrorism advice to the following sectors:

  • Industry
  • Retail Organisations
  • Leisure
  • Financial Institutions
  • Utilities
  • Medical Research & Educational Institutes
  • Pharmaceutical Companies
  • NHS Trusts
  • Transport
  • Major Tourist Locations
  • Trade organisations  

The CTSAs work closely with Police Forces, Government departments and other agencies throughout the country to provide expert advice in the following areas:

  • Risk Assessments / Vulnerability Surveys
  • Bomb Threat Response
  • Physical Security Measures
  • Mail Handling Procedures
  • Business Continuity & Contingency Planning
  • Transportation of Dangerous Goods
  • Secure Storage of Pathogens, Toxins and Radiological Materials
  • Chemical, Biological, Radioactive and Nuclear Protective Security

The public can also 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 write to the following address:


Counter Terrorism Security Advisor
Specialist Crime Services
Luton Police Station
Buxton Road

email: Counter Terrorism Security Advisor

Useful Publications & Advice

Please view the following Publications, which have been made available by the Home Office:


For more information please visit the following websites:

National Security Advice Centre:

If you suspect it, report it

If you think you have seen a person acting suspiciously, or if you see a vehicle, unattended package or bag which might be a threat, immediately move away and call 999.

The terrorist threat remains real and there is no room for complacency. The public should remain alert and aware of their surrounding at all times. If something strikes you as suspicious and out of place then trust your instincts and call the police.


Stop Terrorism

Report Terrorism

If you have suspicions about somebody's activities or behaviour, or if you have any information that might be relevant, report it online via the button above or call the Confidential Anti-Terrorist hotline on 0800 789 321. Let the police decide if the information you have is important. What might seem insignificant on its own could actually provide a vital link in a wider investigation.

Terrorists have to live somewhere. They store their equipment and materials somewhere. They need vehicles. They have people who help them - and these people might come and go at strange times of the day and night. They may make unusual financial transactions or use false documents to hide their real identities. They may be behaving differently to how you've known them to behave in the past.

If you suspect it, report it. You can also give non-urgent information that may assist police investigations by calling Bedfordshire Police: 101.

If you have information that requires an urgent and immediate police response always call 999 .