The police and security partners are working tirelessly to identify and disrupt the terrorist threat to keep the public safe. To encourage the public to report suspicious activity to the police and help defeat terrorism, the police have launched the new Action Counters Terrorism campaign.
Action Counters Terrorism
Terrorism is rare in the UK; however, the police and the security and intelligence agencies depend on information from you to help defeat it. In the past, lives have been saved and terrorists have been thwarted, thanks to the public coming forward with information. New figures reveal that information from the public has assisted counter terrorism police in a third of the most ‘high-risk’ investigations, helping keep communities safe.
To help the public understand what suspicious behaviour might look like, and to encourage the reporting of suspicious activity to the anti-Terrorist Hotline and to report on-line terrorist and extreme material to the Counter Terrorism Internet Referral Unit, the police have launched the new Action Counters Terrorism (ACT) campaign.
Security Minister Ben Wallace said: “Our police and security and intelligence agencies work tirelessly, often unseen, day in and day out to keep families and communities across the country safe. The public also have a vital role to play as they are ideally placed to notice activity which is unusual.
“I welcome the police’s ACT campaign which raises awareness about what to look out for and provides people with easy-to-access advice.
“Ultimately, this is a job for all of us. I encourage people to follow the campaign’s message to remain alert but not alarmed by the threat and report any concerns to the police.”
More information on what to look out for can be found at gov.uk/ACT where you can report your concerns on-line or by calling police confidentially on 0800 789321.