National Domestic Extremism Team
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The National Domestic Extremism Team was the police unit created to support the work of the National Coordinator for Domestic Extremism (NCDE), and as such answered to the Association of Chief Police Officers' Terrorism and Allied Matters committee. It emerged in 2005-2006 and was involved in a number of high profile investigations, including the letter-bomber Miles Cooper. For the most part its officers came on secondment from police forces.
Initially it had an intelligence gathering role as well as an operational one. However, as the units were consolidated, it provide the investigative function as part of a tripartite structure under the NCDE – the other parts were provided by the National Public Order Intelligence Unit (intelligence) and National Extremism Coordination Unit (preventative). Along with the NCDE it was based at ACPO's headquarters at 10 Victoria Place.
In 2011 it and the other units were was formally merged to form National Domestic Extremism Unit (since renamed the National Domestic Extremism and Disorder Unit), which then passed to the control of the Metropolitan Police Service.