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Terrorism and Radicalisation

Information on how Staffordshire Police approach and deal with terrorism and radicalisation.

How Staffs Police Tackle Terrorism

Staffordshire Police has dedicated Counter Terrorism Security Advisers (CTSAs) who are coordinated, trained and tasked by the National Counter Terrorism Security Office. The CTSA assess local sites in their force area that might be vulnerable to terrorist attack; then devise a protective security plan to minimise impact on that site and the community.

Counter Terrorism Officers in orange suitsCTSAs have recently been delegated responsibility by the Home Office for dealing with protective security for 'Crowded Places'. Including shopping centres, stadiums, pubs or transport hubs.

The public can play a key role in supporting the CTSAs and the police by being security minded and having good measures in place can protect your community and business against crime and make the work of terrorists more difficult. A small investment in security measures greatly enhances the feeling of security for everyone and helps protect those around you.

Producers and suppliers of many chemical-based fertilizers have joined forces with national agencies to promote awareness and enhance safer trading. If your company is involved in the storage, supply or use of fertilisers then please contact your local CTSA or visit the website Secure Your Fertiliser for further security related advice.

If you feel that your company could benefit from counter terrorism security advice you can contact us through this contact form.

How to Report Terrorism & Radicalisation

If you are aware or suspicious of terrorist activities or radicalisation you must immediately report it to the authorities.

Firearms Helmet Narrow EditTo report terrorist activities or radicalisation online please click here - Report Terrorism

If you see or hear something that could be terrorist related, act on your instincts and call the police in confidence on 101. 

In an emergency, always dial 999.

 

Run, Hide, Tell - Stay Safe

Run Hide TellAttacks in the UK and abroad remind us all of the terrorist threat we face.

The current UK threat level can be found here.

Police and security agencies are working tirelessly to protect the public but it is also important that communities remain vigilant and aware of how to protect themselves if the need arises.

National Counter Terrorism policing is providing advice to the public on the steps they can take to keep themselves safe in the rare event of a firearms or weapons attack.


Stay Safe in the event of a terrorist attack abroad

Counter Terrorism police - in association with the Foreign Office and ABTA - The Travel Association - have launched a new four minute film outlining what to do if caught up in an attack.

Whilst the chances of being involved in a terror attack remain low, holidaymakers travelling abroad this summer are being urged to watch a new video designed to help keep them safe in the event of an incident.

The key advice is:

Run - to a place of safety. This is better than trying to surrender or negotiate.

Hide - it is better to hide than confront. Barricade yourself in, turn your phone to silent and use only when it is safe to do so.

Tell - Make sure you know the local emergency numbers in the country you're travelling to. For all EU counties it's 112.


The National Police Chief's Council (NPCC) has released the short public information film Stay Safe: Firearms and Weapons which sets out the key options for keeping safe should the worst happen.

STOP Terrorists' & Extremists' Online Presence Campaign

STOP Terrorists' & Extremists' Online Presence campaign Tackling extremist material is important to protect the public and prevent offences that incite or promote terrorism and extremism.

The internet and social media provides many opportunities for those with extreme views to target young or vulnerable individuals. 

The Counter Terrorism Internet Referral Unit put considerable effort into removing terrorist and extremist material however communities defeat terrorism, which is why we must maintain the strong relationship between the public and police. Police depend on information from the public in our efforts to keep us all safe and we are asking anyone who has concerns about online content to report it.

Terrorist Threat Level

The current UK Threat Level is: SEVERE

Police Helmet StackedWhat the threat levels mean:

Threat levels are designed to give a broad indication of the likelihood of a terrorist attack-

LOW means an attack is unlikely.

MODERATE means an attack is possible, but not likely.

SUBSTANTIAL means an attack is a strong possibility.

SEVERE means an attack is highly likely.

CRITICAL means an attack is expected.

Counter Terrorism Helpline: 0800 789 321.

If it is an emergency remember to dial 999.

Prevent

Prevent1Prevent is the Government's strategy to stop people becoming Terrorists or supporting Terrorism in all its forms. It's about working together to build stronger, safer communities.

Prevent works at a pre-criminal stage by using early intervention to encourage individuals and communities to challenge extremists and terrorist ideology and behaviour.

The strategy makes clear the importance of the role that public authorities have to play in achieving these aims. It is an extension of the safeguarding process in the same ways that authorities help to safeguard people from CSE, gang violence, or substance misuse.

Prevent is about encouraging people to talk and to challenge their concerns. Not to be afraid to have a conversation.

Terrorists can come from and target any background, any community, any religion or faith. They can be young or old, male or female. They use distorted views and beliefs in order to groom people into doing things for them. It is a form of bullying.

Young people are particularly vulnerable to being drawn into terrorism.

Terrorist target the young as they are willing to listen, they seek adventure and they are often very comfortable in challenging authority due to the learning process. They promise young people great rewards and play on their easily influenced state of minds for their own gain. 

For further information please visit the National Prevent website or contact the Prevent Team on 01785 232054

email: prevent@staffordshire.pnn.police.uk


STOP Terrorists & Extremists Online Presence campaign


 

Channel

The police service and partners have an integral role to play working with local communities to support people who are vulnerable to being drawn into criminal activity. This could be in relation to drugs, knife crime, guns and gangs or involvement in violent extremism.

Channel provides a mechanism for supporting people who may be vulnerable to violent extremism by assessing the nature and extent of the potential risk and, where necessary, providing an appropriate support package tailored to an individual's needs.

A multi-agency panel, chaired by the Local Authority, decides on the most appropriate action to support individuals, taking their circumstances into account.

Counter Terror Advice for Businesses

ACT Counters TerrorismWe are working with partners at local and national level to ensure communities, including businesses are reassured and kept informed and updated as to what to do to protect themselves in the event of a further terror attack.

Below are some helpful links to further information, support and guidance:

NaCTSO Homepage (National Counter Terrorism Security Office)

This is the authoritative source for counter terrorism information. Also contains contact details for NaCTSO. All the publications below can be found on this site and the links are provided for convenience only.

Protecting crowded places from terrorism

Includes bespoke industry sector specific guidance. More than one guidance document may apply to your business.

Guidance for security managers to improve sites security stance

Advice for security managers of crowed places to improve security and forms part of an escalation plan should the threat level rise. Guidance includes a number of tactical and operational options.

Stay Safe Film - "Run Hide Tell"

Advice for members of the public and businesses about what to do to keep themselves safe in the rare event of a weapons or firearms attack.

Citizen Aid

Advice for members of the public and businesses about immediate action to take following a shooting, stabbing or a bombing.

CPNI Advice Page (Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure)

Advice and information on how organisations can protect themselves against national security threats.


To report any suspicious activity or concerns call Action Counters Terrorism confidential hotline 0800 789 321 or 101. If a crime is taking place or in an emergency call 999.