Prior to taking up this role Nik spent two years as the Regional Co-ordinator for Prevent, Protect and Prepare within Counter Terrorism Policing North East.
Nik has been a police officer for 18 years and has dedicated much of his service to neighbourhood policing. He was the lead for neighbourhood and operational policing in Leeds City Centre and South Leeds before his move into Counter Terrorism policing where he was instrumental in introducing multi-agency neighbourhood hubs into his communities to improve collaboration across public services.
“I believe we will be most effective when we have strong relationships that are underpinned by good communication, a shared understanding of threats and risks, and when we share knowledge, information, skills and resources to develop innovative solutions. In these times of heightened threat from extremism and terrorism, ever closer working between different agencies, strong relationships and partnerships with communities, are key to our success in defeating terrorism. Our success lies in recognising how significant the seemingly insignificant might be, and this is why Prevent is the most important element in tackling terrorism.”