Counter Terrorism Policing officers recognised at commendation ceremony
Officers and staff from Counter Terrorism Policing have been recognised at a commendation ceremony in London.
Those recognised include a group of officers praised for their work in diverting young people away from terrorism, a surveillance planner marking 20 years of service and officers from the National Vehicle Threat Mitigation Unit.
Three officers from the National Vehicle Threat Mitigation Unit received commendations for their work at Commonwealth Games in Birmingham safe last summer. The officers led the tactical planning and operational deployment of the National Barrier Asset in the city in August 2022, which saw protective security measures deployed across 16 major venues.
Prevent case officers from across the UK were credited with outstanding professionalism and diligence in their work to protect young people at risk of radicalisation.
Head of Counter Terrorism Policing Matt Jukes said: “Much of the work that we do goes unseen, which is absolutely how it should be.
“However, it is vital that we take the time to acknowledge the exceptional and life-saving work that is happening every single day.
“The range and scale of what we do at Counter Terrorism Policing is significant, from protective security, to preventing those at risk from radicalisation taking dangerous paths, to managing prison releases – every role carries huge responsibility and risk.
“Hearing people’s stories today makes me incredibly proud of the work that we do to ensure the public can go about their lives safely and securely.”