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2019 Counter Terror Awards shortlist announced

2019 Counter Terror Awards shortlist announced

The Counter Terror Awards is staged to recognise the efforts of organisations in both the public and private sectors and their contributions to counter terror strategy in the UK and overseas, as well as the vital role played by the military and emergency services in mitigating terrorist threats and striving to keep the public safe.

Organisations from the UK and overseas will be recognised in twenty categories for their contributions to reducing the threat from global terrorism at the 2019 Counter Terror Awards, which will take place on March 5, 2019.

The shortlisted organisations are:

Counter Terror Policing Award, sponsored by Safetell

Recognising the efforts of the Police sector in combatting domestic terrorism through prevention strategies and operational excellence
Shortlist

Police Scotland

North East CTU

CTP South East

West Midlands CTU

Counter Terrorism Command (SO15)

Counter Terrorism Policing North West

Transport Security Award, sponsored by the Transported Asset Protection Association
Recognising the efforts of private and public sector organisations and the technology which assists in increasing security at airports, ports and borders.

Shortlist

Navtech Radar

Townscape

Plextek

L3 Security & Detection

Smiths Detection

SITA

Private Sector Contribution to Counter Terrorism Award, sponsored by Attack Insurance

Recognising an organisation or individual in the Private sector whose efforts have furthered the understanding of terrorist activities and assisted in developing effective prevention strategies

Shortlist

Allan Burnett, Operations Director, SecuriGroup

Mark Warner, CEO, Faculty

Will Geddes, ICP Group

Public Sector Contribution to Counter Terrorism Award, sponsored by Townscape

Recognising an organisation or individual in the Public/Charity sector whose efforts have furthered the understanding of terrorist activities and assisted in developing effective prevention strategies

Shortlist

Chief Superintendent Keith Gilert, Senior Police Adviser, Defence Science and Research Laboratory

Colonel Manuel Navarrete, Head of the European Counter Terrorism Centre (ECTC), Europol

Dr Karin von Hippel, Director General, RUSI

Terrorism Research Award, sponsored by Patriot One Technologies

Presented to an Academic Institution or Individual whose work has contributed to a better understanding of terrorist operations and ideologies

Shortlist

Flemish Peace Institute - Project SAFTE

Centre for Analysis of the Radical Right (CARR) - Tracking German Neo-Nazism Through Music

RUSI - Countering Lone-Actor Terrorism (CLAT)

University of Nottingham - Centre for Conflict, Security and Terrorism (CST)

Lancaster University - The Centre for Research and Evidence on Security Threats (CREST)

Sheffield Hallam University - CENTRIC

United Nations Security Council - Brian Johnson Thomas

Threat Detection Award, sponsored by Esoteric
This award recognises products which assist in the detection and disruption of terrorist threats to the UK and its interests.

Shortlist

Patriot One Technologies - PATSCAN™ Multi-Sensor Covert Threat Detection Platform

VWK9 LLC - Vapor Wake® Canines

Todd Research Ltd - TR15 +Smart Scan

Opgal - Therm-App

FLIR Systems- Griffin G510

Radio Physics Solutions - MiRTLE

Counter Terrorism Education Project, sponsored by KNect365 Learning
Presented to an organisation or partnership which has developed and implemented measures to help combat the threat of radicalisation in educational or religious institutions.

Shortlist

Transport for London / FORS - Security and Counter Terrorism’ eLearning module

University of St Andrews - Certificate in Terrorism Studies

Liverpool John Moores University - Counter-Terrorism Studies degree

Health Education England - e-LfH - Preventing Radicalisation (Mental Health)

Highfield e-learning / Counter Terrorism Policing

Counter Terrorism Project (International), sponsored by InformTech Plus

Presented to an overseas governmental organisation or public/private partnership which has developed and implemented an effective counter terrorism strategy or awareness campaign.

Shortlist

US Department of Homeland Security - Soft Targets and Crowded Places

Flemish Peace Institute - Project SAFTE Illicit Gun Markets and Firearms Acquisition of Terrorist Networks in Europe

European Council on Foreign Relations - EU Counter terrorism Cooperation with Tunisia and Mexico

RAND Europe - Tactical Approach to Counter Terrorists in Cities - (TACTICS)

Counter Terrorism Project (UK/Ireland), sponsored by Dacha
Presented to a governmental organisation or public/private partnership which has developed and implemented an effective counter terrorism strategy or awareness campaign.

Shortlist

Counter Terrorism Policing - ACT for Sport

Survivors Against Terror

NaCTSO - Sixty Second Security (Protect and Prepare)

National Crime Agency - Project Kraken

Institute for Economics & Peace - Global Terrorism Index

Police Scotland - Security Industry Safer Scotland (CT) Group

Emergency Services Award, sponsored by BLÜCHER
Presented to an Emergency Service (Police, Fire, Ambulance) which has implemented and tested a strategy to cope with terrorist attack

Shortlist

Northumbria Police / Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue / North East Ambulance Service

Counter Terrorism Policing North East / Yorkshire Ambulance Service / West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service

Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service / North West Ambulance Service

Information Technology in Counter Terrorism, sponsored by Getac

This award recognises the project which makes best use of information technology to assist in counter terror strategy

Shortlist

Faculty - Propaganda tracking tool

Highfield eLearning - Action Counters Terrorism (ACT) Awareness

Visual Management Systems - Cyber Secure Solution

Tech Against Terrorism

Perimeter Protection Award

Presented to the private sector organisation which has designed and/or installed physical security measures to protect buildings and individuals from terrorist attack

Shortlist

City press - Marshalls Street Furniture

Navtech Radar - AdvanceGuard

Frontier Pitts - Forcible Attacked Security Gates

Townscape - PAS 68 Counter terror HVM Blocks

Heald - Matador 6

Physical Security Award

This award recognises a product which, as part of an overall design, provides effective physical security to protect against and mitigate the effects of a terrorist attack

Shortlist

Integrated Designs - Fastlane Intelligates

ATG Access - Surface Guard system

Madico - SafetyShield

Townscape - PAS 68 Counter terror HVM Blocks

Hill & Smith Hardstaff Barriers

Cyber Security Award

Presented to an organisation which has developed effective technologies to protect against the threat of cyberterrorism

Shortlist

Surevine - Threatvine

APMG International - CDCAT

Pervade Software Ltd - Police Cyber Alarm™ / Response™

Visual Management Systems - Titan Secure

Awareness Campaign
Presented to a public or private sector organisation which has devised and delivered ans campaign which has increased awareness of a particular area of counter terrorism.

Shortlist

Kent Police - Rachel Marshall and Colin Maguire

Africa Security Forum - Reducing

Radicalisation Radicalisation Awareness Network (RAN)

Neighbourhood Watch - Terrorism campaign toolkit

TellMAMA - Measuring Anti Muslim Attacks

Counter Terrorism Policing UK - Communities Defeat Terrorism film

Best use of UAV Technology
Presented to the most innovative use of technology designed and developed for the purpose of protection against UAVs / hostile drones.

Shortlist

Flex Force Enterprises Inc. Dronebuster Block 3

DeTect Inc - Dronewatcher

Radio Hill Technologies

Excelerate Group – eXstream

Coptrz - DJI AeroScope

Aaronia AG - AARTOS

CBRNE Product Award
Presented to the product which has the potential to to provide effective protection for emergency services and/or civilians against attack from Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear weapons.

Shortlist

SP Services - Parabags

Kromek Group plc - D3S wearable gamma-neutron detector

Blücher GmbH - SARATOGA® CBRN Protective Coverall

FLIR Systems- Fido X2

Communication Systems Award

This award recognises communication systems and their potential to assist organisations in both threat detection and post-terrorism communication between governmental and emergency service organisations

Shortlist

Frequentis AG - LifeX / ASGARD

Primetech - MultiNet communications system

Excelerate Group - UAV Streamer

Information Sharing Award

Recognising an organisation which has developed and introduced an effective information sharing strategy.

Shortlist

Jane’s Terrorism & Insurgency Centre/IHS MarKit - JTIC 2017 World Attack Index

Eurojust EUROPOL - European Counter Terrorism Centre (ECTC)

Institute for Economics & Peace (IEP) - Global Terrorism Index 2018



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