MoD Police supports Project Servator at Christmas
The Ministry of Defence Police (MDP) is supporting the National Counter Terrorism Policing Christmas campaign and is promoting the use of Project Servator during the festive season.
The ongoing use of Project Servator tactics by MDP supports the objectives of the ACT festive campaign using community engagement, to encourage vigilance, as part of its unpredictable and highly visible deployments in and around the sites that it protects across the UK.
The winter Action Counters Terrorism (ACT) campaign asks business, industry and members of the public to put security on the top of their ‘must have’ lists this Christmas. Counter Terrorism Policing have provided a 60 second security checklist for retailers, businesses and employers, in particular for those who operate in crowded places, urging them to think about their reaction to any potential emergencies. This includes: how do you enter and exit the building in an emergency? How do you lock down quickly? Where can you hide? And, have you briefed your staff?
Chief Inspector Jeff Renton, Senior Police Officer at Whitehall and MDP’s Protect and Prepare Force representative, said: “The ACT Christmas campaign promotes key messages on the importance of remaining vigilant and trusting your instincts, for all staff and members of the public, during the busy festive period. Project Servator is one of the tactics that the MDP uses to keep its communities safe by deterring, detecting and disrupting a range of criminal activity, including terrorism, whilst providing a reassuring presence in and around the sites that it protects across the UK.
“The ACT Christmas campaign and Project Servator festive publicity materials are an effective way of highlighting the messaging to the public and further promoting the ‘whole society’ approach of coming together to combat terrorism. As their respective straplines and hashtags summarise: Action Counters Terrorism, Communities Defeat Terrorism, Together We’ve Got It Covered.”