Extremism Unit

MQT on 2015-07-15
Session date: 
July 15, 2015
Question By: 
Joanne McCartney
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


It was recently announced by the Home Office that an Extremism Analysis Unit was set up after the terror attacks in Tunisia. What involvement does MPS have with this?


Answer for Extremism Unit

Answer for Extremism Unit

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The Home Office established an Extremism Analysis Unit towards the end of the last Parliament, to provide Government with an improved understanding of extremism. Its function is to build an understanding of extremist groups and ideologies to inform Government decision making. Where legally appropriate, the police are able to feed information into this unit for analysis.

This Extremism Analysis Unit is not responsible for monitoring terrorism. That is the preserve of the Joint Terrorism Analysis Centre (JTAC), which the MPS engages with through the National Counter-Terrorism Policing HQ and SO15.