If you’ve seen or heard something that could suggest a terrorist threat to the UK - do not ignore it, report it. In an emergency, or if you need urgent police assistance, you should always dial 999. Our greatest line of defence is when the public and the police work together. The BVRLA and its members continue to cooperate and work closely with law enforcement organisations on matters relating to security threats and best practice. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RsCiAQXQTgc&feature=youtu.be
In the UK the Police Service and partners work very hard to keep us safe from the threat of guncrime. Firearms and weapons attacks are thankfully extremely rare, but we must always know to do stay safe. What would you do if you came under fire or heard gunshots at work or in public? Should you stay and hide, or run for the nearest exit? Would you know what to do to stay safe? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CYPyZ3ErFy0&feature=youtu.be
Hidden? Has it been concealed or hidden from View? Bombs are unlikely to be left in locations such as this – where any unattended items will be noticed quickly. Obviously suspicious? Dose it has wires, circuits boards, batteries, tape or putty-like substances? Do you think the item poses an immediate threat to life? Typical? Is the item typical of what you would expect to find in this location? Most lost property is found in locations where people congregate.
As the UK prepares to kick off the summer months filled with festivals, concerts, sporting events and holidays; specialist and local officers will be working together, along with a number of key partners to undertake a range of activities throughout Scotland, aimed at providing the public with useful information to help deter terrorism and keep them safe in the event of a terrorist incident. Launched for the first time last year in response to the terror attacks in both London and Manchester, ‘Summer Security’ has already delivered advice, best practice and training to thousands of festival workers, staff and security guards across the UK and highlighted advice to holidaymakers both home and abroad, all aimed at Keeping People Safe. Action Counters Terrorism (ACT) have released a guide to provide advice to stay safe at this summer’s festivals, sporting events and at crowded places whilst also offering advice for holidaymakers view the guide here.
We would like to congratulate our April employee of the month Gary Copeland. Gary works within our retail and manned guarding sector, repeatedly proving himself as a punctual and flexible member of our team. In addition to being a friendly face, Gary consistently maintains a high standard of uniform and follows company procedures to ensure the safety of our clients premises, their operation and their employees. Well done Gary. READ MORE
The focus on this campaign is to keep the public alert and confident enough to come forward and report concerns. 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