Preventing violent extremism and terrorism
Find out what we do to prevent violent extremism and terrorism and what to do if you think someone is involved in terrorism.
Extremist, violent extremist and terrorist behaviour can be displayed by anyone who feels a very strong sense of injustice in relation to many forms of ideology ranging from animal and environmental rights to Irish extremism, far left or right wing views to Islamic State (ISIS) narrative.
We have a responsibility to ensure that people are prevented from being drawn into extremism or terrorism, both to protect members of the public, but also to safeguard those vulnerable individuals who may be drawn into extremism.
We all have a role to play in this, both professionally and individually.
Members of the public can call 101 to report any concerns. All calls are dealt with sensitively and you can ask to speak with a Police Prevent officer if you prefer.
Alternatively you can call the Prevent team directly during office hours on 01392 225130 – please allow for the call to ring through to the answerphone as it calls our different offices in turn. If there is an immediate threat to life always dial 999
In March 2018 the Government introduced their ACT Campaign - Action Counters Terrorism - which encourages communities to share any information that may suggest a terrorist threat or help prevent a terrorist attack. The ACT Campaign highlights what you might notice or should look out for:
- If you think someone is vulnerable to being radicalised - ACT
- If you see something unusual or suspicious - ACT
- No report or call will be ignored, but will be investigated - ACT
To report suspicious activity or extremist content online
- Call the police in confidence on 0800 789 321
- Report securely and anonymously online
- In an emergency, or if you need urgent police assistance, always dial 999
To report a suspicious package or vehicle ALWAYS call 999
If you’re concerned that someone you know may be being drawn into terrorism please report it to the police or the anti-terrorist hotline on telephone 0800 789 321.
If you have seen illegal violent extremist information, pictures or videos on the internet you can report it anonymously online.
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