Project Servator launches at Birmingham Airport
West Midlands Police will be adopting new specialist tactics aimed at tackling a range of criminal activity, including terrorism, at Birmingham Airport.
From 10 September, Project Servator, which is already adopted at key transport hubs in London, Essex and North Yorkshire, will help police better deter, detect and disrupt a range of crime, whilst reassuring members of the public.
As part of the initiative, highly visible deployments can take place at any time and at any location in and around the airport, with both uniformed and plain clothed police officers trained to identify anyone wanting to commit crime, supported by specialist police resources such as search dogs and armed officers.
Airport Commander Inspector Chris Cotton said: "One of the key elements of Project Servator is unpredictability, so don’t be surprised if you see a visible police presence pop up at various times and locations across the whole airport using different resources.
"The safety of everyone visiting and working at the airport is our priority and these new tactics will continue to help us further combat crime we see at the airport. Our officers are here to keep you safe and I’d encourage members of the public to speak to us if they have any concerns."