Counter Terrorism Policing South East (CTPSE)

Counter Terrorism Policing South East (CTPSE) is a specialist regional unit, made up of officers and staff from five police forces – Hampshire Constabulary, Kent Police, Surrey Police, Sussex Police and host force, Thames Valley Police. We work with a range of partners to help protect the public and national security by prevent, deterring and investigating terrorist activity.

As we have seen in recent years, terrorist attacks can happen at any time or place without warning, and as the threat continues to evolve, then so must we. The challenges we face are not only in person, they are also online and in the shadows. We are dedicated to making the best of our resources; we have unique skills and work with technical experts, digital innovators and world renowned investigators. This specialist unit offers both Police Officer and Police Staff roles.

Message from Detective Superintendent Kath Barnes

Our unit, CTPSE, has been involved in some of the most high-profile terrorism cases and investigations that have occurred in the United Kingdom – work which has undoubtedly saved lives and ensured that dangerous individuals are apprehended. These vital operations involve the support and resources of the most talented and progressive minds the country has to offer, to counter the ever evolving threat of terrorism. We are therefore always seeking to develop our unit to ensure we stay ahead of those dangerous individuals looking to inflict harm.

Previous experience working in Counter Terrorism Policing is not needed, so please don’t rule yourself out if you don’t have such experience. The only way we can diversify our thinking is to ensure we continue to attract people with different perspectives. That is very important to us, as well as making sure we can provide a great working environment for the brilliant people who work in this field.

Please do read through this document, which provides information on our unit, the opportunities that working for Counter Terrorism Policing presents, and how you can develop personally and professionally, while at the same time protecting the public from the threat of terrorism.

Detective Chief Superintendent Kath Barnes QPM
Head of Counter Terrorism Policing South East

Further information

Find out more about police officer and police staff opportunities within Counter Terrorism Policing South East by viewing our information pack:


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