Don't delay, ACT: Action Counters Terrorism
If you think you have seen a person acting suspiciously, or if you see a vehicle, unattended package or bag which might be a threat, immediately move away and call 999.
If you’ve seen or heard something that could suggest a terrorist threat to the UK, even if it seems minor or not worth mentioning, trust your instincts and ACT by reporting it.
Any piece of information could be important, no matter how small or insignificant it may seem, it is better to be safe and report it.
You can help us prevent terrorism and save lives. Even if you’re not sure, please let us know so our specially trained officers can look into it, no call or click will be ignored. Visit the ACT campaign website.
Be alert to terrorism
The threat of terrorism in the UK is real, but with a little knowledge you can increase your safety and help protect yourself against a terrorist attack, how to stay safe when you’re out and about and how to report any suspicious behaviour that could be connected to terrorism.
If you do come across anything unusual, we urge you to;
- not touch any suspicious packages
- note any registration numbers or vehicle markings
- note any descriptions
- call us on 999 immediately.
If you have suspicions about someone's activities or behaviour, or if you have any information that you feel we need to know about please report it to us online or call the anti-terrorist hotline on 0800 789 321.
Concerns about radicalisation
If you’re concerned about someone being radicalised, please contact us on 101 and ask for the Prevent team. In an emergency, always call 999.
Syria and conflict areas
If you are concerned about someone travelling to, or returning from Syria or other conflict zone, please contact us on 101 and ask for the Prevent team. In an emergency, always call 999.
How you can help tackle terrorism in Cambridgeshire
Communities defeat terrorism. We need the help and support of individuals, businesses and communities across Cambridgeshire to remain alert and maintain the safety and security of those places in which we live, work and socialise.
You can help us prevent terrorism and save lives. If you see or hear something unusual or suspicious trust your instincts and ACT by reporting it. Any piece of information could be important, it is better to be safe and report information to us.
Crowded places, events, public transport, and iconic locations are some examples of locations that could be potential targets for terrorists.
You are familiar with your workplace and surrounding area, so you’re ideally placed to spot when something is amiss. In this period of heightened alert, it is vital to remain vigilant, trust your instincts and report possible terrorist activity. Look for anything that seems out of the ordinary, such as;
- people in stationary vehicles watching a building or structure
- vehicles moving slowly near public buildings, structures or bridges, or parked in suspicious circumstances
- people using recording equipment, including camera phones, or seen making notes or sketches of security details
- someone suspicious paying close attention to specific entry and exit points, stairwells, hallways or fire escapes
- people loitering at or near premises for long periods and watching staff, visitors and deliveries for no apparent reason
- people asking detailed or unusual questions about buildings and business operations, facilities (such as room layouts), security or parking for no apparent reason
- challenge those in offices and ‘off limits’ areas, plant rooms and similar – report matters immediately to your security manager or dial 999
- learn more about how to spot the signs of terrorist activity.
If you’ve witnessed any of the above, trust your instincts and report it.
Terrorism security advice for businesses
Specialist officers carry out regular security briefings for the business community.
Counter Terrorism Security Advisers can identify and assess critical sites in your community that may be vulnerable to terrorist or extremist attack. They then help devise and develop appropriate protective security plans to minimise impact on business sites and their surrounding communities.
For further information visit www.gov.uk/ACT or www.counterterrorism.police.uk