Police launch counter terror campaign with retailers

The ACT Awareness eLearning campaign will see police chiefs work with major retailers around the country teaching how to deal with atrocities.

Consisting of an array of online videos, the campaign, developed alongside Marks & Spencer, will teach staff how to spot suspicious behaviour, as well as how to act if there isa bomb threat and the best way to respond to a mass shooting.

ACT Awareness eLearning will also be offered to employees of other major retailers including Tesco, Sainsbury’s and John Lewis.

Speaking to The Mail on Sunday, Detective Chief Superintendent Scott Wilson said: “All staff working in crowded places – not just those who have a security role – can follow the course and be in a stronger position to help protect themselves, colleagues and the public.

“This package is the latest result of the growing collaboration between the police and the private sector. It is a result of us listening to our partners in business and industry, and trying to work alongside them to provide a resource which makes it easier for them and for us to deliver potentially lifesaving advice to people working in crowded places.”

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