The North East Counter Terrorism Unit (NECTU) provides the main response to the terrorism threat in the North East Region. In addition we will ensure that tackling terrorism, in particular the Prevent and Protect strands of the Government’s Counter-Terrorism Strategy (CONTEST), is mainstreamed into local policing, in particular our NPTs. This is essential as NPTs, working closely with their communities and partners, are best placed to identify those people who are vulnerable to radicalisation. We will also raise the level of awareness and preparedness of front line policing and specialist functions in order to
respond to terrorist attacks.