National Domestic Extremism Team
It is one of the three "domestic extremism" units working under the direction of Detective Chief Superintendent Adrian Tudway. NETCU, NPOIU (of which the CIU is a section) and NDET are the three units answering to ACPO. As the "national co-ordinator for domestic extremism" he commands about 100 staff and has a budget of about £9m a year.
- Initially, the team focused on animal rights activists, but has fanned out to look at any crimes "linked to single issue-type causes and campaigns", Setchell said.
Future of the NDET
According to the NETCU website
- following reviews within ACPO TAM and a HMIC Value for Money Review, it was agreed by the ACPO TAM board to merge the three Domestic Extremism units into single national function under a lead force.
The National Co-ordinator for Domestic Extremism, Detective Chief Superintendent Adrian Tudway, is currently managing the merger said "The three domestic extremism units were set up at different times during a six year period, with the current economic climate and the need to maximise resources it makes sense to merge."
An article in The Guardian on the three "domestic extremism" units working under the direction of Detective Chief Superintendent Adrian Tudway states that
- concerns have been growing about the accountability and subject to agreement they will be taken over by the Met under a "lead force" agreement – the same way the Met has overall command of national counter-terrorism operations.
- Association of Chief Police Officers
- National Co-ordinator for Domestic Extremism
- National Public Order Intelligence Unit
- Confidential Intelligence Unit
- National Extremism Tactical Coordination Unit
- Rob Evans, Paul Lewis and Matthew Taylor, How police rebranded lawful protest as 'domestic extremism', guardian.co.uk, 25 October 2009.
- Rob Evans, Matthew Taylor, Afua Hirsch and Paul Lewis Rein in undercover police units, says former DPP The Guardian, 13/01/11, accessed 24/01/11
- NETCU website Media 24/11/10, accessed 22/01/11