CT Policing have launched an eight-week Communities Defeat Terrorism cinema advertising campaign today timed to coincide with Oscars season. Using cinemas will allow us to deliver our messaging with fewer distractions, more impact, and to more hard to reach audiences such as young people.
We need to keep the public alert and confident enough to come forward and report their concerns. Their actions can help us save lives.
Previous national campaigns, which have been amplified at a local level, have helped increase intelligence reports by up to 50 percent. Currently over a fifth of public reports to the Anti-Terrorist Hotline and online through gov.uk/ACT result in useful intelligence for CT officers.
The spread of cinemas covers all nine CT regions For forces where there isn’t a cinema showing the advert, we will be producing bespoke social media content.
National lead for CT Policing, Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu, says:
Since launching the ACT: Action Counters Terrorism campaign, all forces have worked to show communities how they can make a difference. This, along with innovative collaborations with key sectors like retail, vehicle industry, sport and entertainment, has contributed to a steady increase in the number of intelligence reports that have been of help to CT Policing.
Please share the campaign’s key messages with all your contacts. This is not a campaign for CT specialists only or just for big cities. Any attack carried out impacts on the resources of policing across the board so we are urging all forces and our partners to play their part.
Remember, terrorists across the globe continue to show interest in police targets. We cannot afford to relax our efforts. Always be mindful of your own and your colleagues’ security.
Home Secretary Sajid Javid said:
The threat from terrorism is one of the starkest we face and we have all seen the horrific consequences of a terrorist incident.
With the support of the public, our police and intelligence agencies work tirelessly to keep our communities safe. We all have a role to play in confronting those who seek to do us harm.
Life really doesn’t have a rewind button so, if something doesn’t feel right, trust your instincts and report any suspicious activity or behaviour as soon as you can.
Counter Terrorism Policing has teamed up with The Department for Transport to reduce the risk of rental vehicles being used as weapons in acts of terror.
The Rental Vehicle Security Scheme (RVSS) is voluntary and is open to all UK hire firms who offer long and short-term rentals to consumers.
RVSS requires participating companies to meet a set of requirements included in a 10-point Code of Practice, which includes a commitment to:
Counter Terrorism Policing, National Coordinator for Protective Security, Chief Superintendent Nick Aldworth said:
The police work closely with Government, local authorities and businesses to look for new and innovative new ways to keep people safe. Officers from the Counter Terrorism Policing network have been working with industry and Government to support the development of a security culture within the vehicle hire industry.
The introduction of the scheme shows a real commitment by industry to increase the levels of security awareness, promote the reporting of suspicious behaviours, enhance security checks and encourage support for law enforcement activity against crime and terrorism across the industry. This can only be a positive thing when helping keep people safe.
An NCPP spokesman said:
Our advice, wherever possible, is to follow the Run Hide Tell guidance until the police arrive on the scene. However, if someone is in immediate danger and their life is being threatened we would never criticise their actions if instinct takes over and they feel the need to fight back, or step in to try and assist an injured person.
Look after yourself
Events like the below are stressful for everybody involved. Most people get over them very well, but some people have longer term issues. It is important that you talk to somebody if you are worried or frightened by what happened
This might be a friend, or you could contact a group like the Samaritans.
Safety advice for any acid or hazardous chemical incident
Acid or hazardous chemicals
Safety advice for stabbing or Shooting incident
Who should I help first ?
Knife and gun shot wounds
If the casualty has a chest wound
Putting someone into the recovery position
If you are injured
Safety advice for any burn incident
Safety advice for explosion or blast incidents
If it is safe to start helping people, who should I help first?
If the casualty is bleeding badly
Remember the three P’s:
If the casualty can’t leave the area, what do I do
Check the casualty’s airway
Check for breathing
Dealing with shock
Football fans gearing up for the new season are being reminded to ‘Know The Game Plan’ and report any security concerns to stewards or staff.
Officers have been working with the Premier League, EFL (English Football League) and individual clubs to enhance measures designed to keep supporters safe, and to raise and awareness of the threat from terrorism among club employees and supporters alike.
While there is no specific threat to football grounds, the project is part of a wider police plan to work more closely with different sectors such as retail, hospitality and entertainment to help protect the public.
Other sports such as rugby, tennis and cricket have also been supporting the ‘Know The Game Plan’ initiative, while former England internationals Alan Shearer, David Seaman and Paul Parker took part in a police campaign during the recent World Cup.
Nearly a quarter of a million sports event stewards have been issued with a short guide giving key advice to help protect crowds of spectators.
National Coordinator for Protective Security, Chief Superintendent Nick Aldworth said:
The chance of being caught up in a terrorist attack is low but we want the public to feel confident to come forward and report any concerns if they see something suspicious to matchday staff or police.
The more clubs encourage supporters to do this, the more likely they are to act on their instincts and not worry they might be mistaken or wasting time.
Most concerns will turn out to be nothing and that’s absolutely fine. It’s far better to say something than risk an important piece of information being missed.
Our mantra is Action Counters Terrorism. If you see something, don’t hesitate to ACT.
Bob Eastwood, Security and Operations Adviser for the EFL added:
Getting supporters to think about security is just part of the work football has been doing in partnership with the police.
Over the last 12 months we have held many events all over the country so counter-terrorism officers and stadium security managers can share their knowledge and do all we can to stay a step ahead.
The safety of all fans is football’s number one priority and we all have a role to play in doing everything we can to keep each other safe – police, officials and supporters.
The key ‘Know The Game Plan’ advice all fans are asked to follow is:
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