Counter terrorism

The threat to the UK from terrorism is constantly monitored by the Police and other agencies. This allows regular assessment of security measures which are in place and the opportunity to review the policing response to ensure any threat is met appropriately.

The terrorist threat remains real and there is no room for complacency. You should remain alert and aware of your surroundings at all times. If something strikes you as suspicious and out of place then trust your instincts and call the police.

Remember: If you suspect it, report it. 

If you have any information about suspicious activity or behaviour, you can report it in confidence, either by calling the police or making an online report at https://act.campaign.gov.uk/

Visit the MI5 website for more information on the UK threat levels.

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Project Argus
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Project Argus is a nationally recognised counter terrorism seminar designed to inform and advise senior management in preparing a response to serious events such as terrorist attacks at crowded places like shopping centres, major events, health sector, night time economy, and hotels. The interactive, workshop-based event is free and facilitated by Counter Terrorism Security Advisors using a multimedia simulation package. 

For more information or to arrange an event contact your local Counter Terrorism Security Advisor [email protected] for advice and support.

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Airports, Maritime & Infrastructure
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Aviation Vigilance – Project Pegasus

Project Pegasus is a multi-agency initiative aimed at reducing the threat from organised crime and terrorism involving aircraft by reporting any unusual activity around small aviation sites. For more information visit the National Crime Agency website.

If you have information that can help protect our borders, no matter how trivial you think it is, call 101 or report it to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via their website.

General Aviation Report (GAR)

If you are a pilot flying to/from the Channel Islands, Isle of Man, Eire or Northern Ireland you must fly via a designated airport under the Terrorism Act 2000 OR give 12 hours prior notice in writing for the police area in which the port is situated. Please refer to the police contact numbers printed on the rear of the GAR. It is an offence under the Terrorism Act to wilfully fail to comply with this legislation.

What form do I fill in?

It is a requirement of an aircraft pilot/captain to complete a General Aviation Report (GAR) which  must be submitted for police authorisation no less than 12 hours prior to the flight.

Maritime Vigilance - Project Kraken

Project Kraken is a National Crime Agency, police, and Border Force initiative to increase vigilance along the UK’s coastline and maritime environment. For more information visit the National Crime Agency.

If you have information that can help protect our borders, no matter how trivial you think it is, call 101 or report it to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via their website.

Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure (CPNI)

CPNI protects national security by providing protective security advice, for more information visit the CPNI website.

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Security Advice for Businesses
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Counter Terrorism Security Advisers (CTSAs) are specialist trained staff working as part of a network of advisors across the country coordinated by the National Counter Terrorism Security Office (NaaCTSO)

The CTSAs work with businesses and the community to identify and assess sites that may be vulnerable to terrorist or extremist attack, and also work with organisations to ensure counter terrorism protective security advice is incorporated into general crime prevention advice and guidance. Further information about working with Counter Terrorism Security Advisers can be found by visiting the Gov.uk website.

Business should contact [email protected] for local advice and support.


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Communities against Terrorism
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Are you concerned about someone travelling to, or returning from, Syria or another conflict zone? Are you worried about someone showing signs of being radicalised?

Communities and families are asked to contact police on 101 about anyone you feel may be vulnerable. This includes anyone who is showing signs of becoming radicalised, who may have returned to the UK from Syria or may be planning to go to Syria or another conflict zone.

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How can I help?
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The Prevent Strategy is part of the Government’s overall counter terrorism strategy CONTEST. The aim of the strategy is to reduce the threat to the UK from terrorism by stopping people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism. Prevent is 1 of 4 elements of CONTEST. The four strands are Protect, Prepare, Pursue and Prevent.

The Prevent Strategy is about all members of our communities and partners engaging with us at all levels to prevent the opportunities and circumstances developing where individuals might become vulnerable to being radicalised. Trust your instincts; be vigilant in your everyday home, work and social lives and look out for anything you feel is out of place that may indicate that someone is starting to become radical in their views. Have the confidence to contact the police with any information, however small or seemingly insignificant.

The National Counter Terrorism Security Office (NaCTSO) works with the Home Office supporting the 'protect and prepare' strands of the Government’s counter terrorism strategy.

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Who can I contact?
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Anti-Terrorist Hotline

If you think that you may have seen something suspicious or you are unsure about somebody's activities or behaviour, call the Anti-Terrorist Hotline on 0800 789321. Calls are taken in confidence by specialist officers who will analyse your information. They will decide if and how to follow it up.

Local Police Contact

For reporting suspicious activity to the police that does not require an immediate response please call 101. For any incident which requires an immediate response call 999

Counter Terrorism Security Advisor
Suffolk Police Headquarters
Martlesham Heath

Email: [email protected]