Defence and Security Accelerator
The Defence and Security Accelerator focuses on innovations which can provide advantage to defence and national security to protect the UK from its adversaries. It will fund the development of suppliers’ innovative ideas and provide support through to potential application. The Accelerator will also fund innovations for defence and security which support economic growth and prosperity in the UK. Stakeholders will be encouraged to experiment and collaborate and help overcome barriers to exploitation.
We are responsible for:
Our priorities are to:
Civil Nuclear Constabulary
The Civil Nuclear Constabulary carries out a nationally important and unique task in protecting critical national infrastructure. We are an armed police force, responsible for the armed protection of civil nuclear sites and nuclear materials, whether on site or in transit. Counter terrorism is a major part of our policing.
British Transport Police
British Transport Police are the national police force for the railways and numerous other transport modes in Great Britain. We are responsible for more than eight and half million passenger journeys every day, ensuring that members of the public get to their destinations safe, secure and on time. As a specialist police force we have an abundance of experience policing the UK’s mass transport hubs, working with train operating companies and aiding to keep the railways efficiently moving. BTP has developed its highly skilled capabilities in a unique environment and has over 100 years of experience in the industry, we are a leading national specialist in rail policing. There will be BTP representatives available on stand K73 at the UK Security Expo on both 29th and 30th November who will be available to engage and discuss.
British Transport Police's session in the Live Demonstration Theatre- Crowd and Riot Control
Border Force is a law enforcement command within the Home Office. We secure the UK border by carrying out immigration and customs controls for people and goods entering the UK. Border Force International Freight Training Centre is a unique ‘Centre of Excellence’ facility in Kent, offering anti-smuggling training to border agencies. Our award winning training focuses on detecting irregularities and concealments in heavy-goods vehicles, trailers or cargo that could be used to smuggle illicit goods or people into the UK. Highlyexperienced operational trainers offer a wide variety of anti smuggling courses, using both classroom and supervised practical sessions, based around commercial vehicles containing structural concealments.
Border Force's session in the Live Demonstration Theatre- Border Vehicle Search
Home Office JSARC
The Joint Security and Resilience Centre (JSaRC) has been established to help the government and UK security sector suppliers work more closely – making it quicker and simpler to bring customers and solutions together. JSaRC is a unit inside the Office for Security and Counter Terrorism (OSCT) within the Home Office.
The Home Office, supported by RISC (an inclusive alliance of UK security and resilience organisations) has committed an initial £11m, and the security sector (both industry and academia) has committed matched funding in the form of: people, expertise and facilities (on either a temporary or a permanent basis) to JSaRC.
What we do
The National Counter Terrorism Security Office (NaCTSO) is a police unit that supports the 'protect and prepare' strands of the government’s counter terrorism strategy.
The Office of the National Coordinator, Protect and Prepare is responsible for protecting the UK from terrorist attack and ensuring we are sufficiently prepared to respond to such an attack, should it take place. We contribute to the protection of the national infrastructure, crowded places, and UK borders and ports, to deter attacks with the support of our specialist Counter Terrorism Security Advisors and overseas Counter Terrorism Liaison Officers.