At the H&K demos in Nottingham, we have again been honoured with the attendence of the Forward Intelligence Team of the Metropolitan Police. They were also watching comings and goings at the sumac in Nottingham, during the anti-militarist gathering.

Demos & Surveillance continue [July] at Heckler & Koch weapons HQ

victory for fitwatchers everywhere

The latest entry on the FITwach blog at points out the activity of these two policemen in particular. Ian Caswell PC1818 of South Yorkshire police + PS Mark Sully CO996. They cover a wide range of activity / action. They work for the National Public Order Intelligence Unit (NPOIU). This is a sister organisation to NETCU.  FITwatch have noted their involvement in much climate camp policing.

To bone up on all this, we suggest:
Report on the policing of Climate Camp [Final Report]

Kent Police Operation Oasis [Debrief report]

Quote:  “FIT team were used extensively.  Some evidence to suggest they were used to direct Sect 1 and Sect 60 searches, but a clearer role definition and tactical direction would have been to greater advantage.  Activists were clearly disrupted by the teams and there was evidence of the effectiveness, which in turn lead to them being unpopular with the activists