Wednesday, March 06, 2013

The Met's Counter Terrorism outreach campaign

The Metropolitan Police publicity department at New Scotland Yard has contacted us (Barkingside 21) as part of a campaign they are running to raise awareness amongst Londoners on how communities can help defeat terrorism. They have identified us as people who are able to support them in getting messages out to people in our local area. They have created an infographic (below) about six terrorist investigations which helped to save hundreds of lives.
for the Big view click here
They want to draw people’s attention to the work the Counter Terrorism Command does to prevent attacks and how they continue to need the public’s help in the fight against terrorism.
They know that terrorists live among us while they are planning their attacks, so they need the public's help to spot any activity or behaviour that seems odd or out of place in their local area and could be terrorist-related. They would like you to to call them on the confidential Anti-Terrorist Hotline on 0800 789 321 and speak to one of their specially trained officers.
It is understood that some people may have concerns about speaking to the police, however, all calls are treated in the strictest confidence and information is thoroughly assessed by specialist officers before - and if - any further action is taken.
The specialist officers would rather take lots of calls which turn out to have an innocent explanation rather than miss out on a vital piece of information.
You can find out more about the work of the Counter Terrorism Command on the Met’s website here and their Frequently Asked Questions page here.

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