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STAY VIGILANT: Hertfordshire Constabulary ask people to be cautious as terrorism threat level is severe

 Published on: 16th December 2020   |   By: News Bulletin   |   Category: Uncategorized

Hertfordshire Constabulary is supporting the Counter Terrorism Policing Winter Vigilance campaign to remind people to remain vigilant and report suspicious activity. 

With the coronavirus pandemic impacting on our life and work every day, it is understandable that the threat from terrorism isn’t necessarily front of mind for everyone across the country. But the threat of terrorism sadly has not gone away. 

However, the recent terror attacks in Europe and the change in the UK’s terrorism threat level to severe – meaning an attack is highly likely – are reminders of how important it is to stay vigilant wherever you are out and about. 

Counter Terrorism Policing and local forces work throughout the year with businesses across the country to give advice and guidance on safety and security measures. But everyone has their part to play. 

The winter advertising campaign aims to encourage the public to remain vigilant, look out for suspicious behaviour and inform people how to report their concerns.

Superintendent Steve O’Keeffe, of Hertfordshire Constabulary, said: “The collective community effort to security will always be the most effective. We know a terrorist attack can happen anywhere and at any time. 

“Everyone has their part to play and our winter campaign encourages everyone to remain alert while out and about, and to report anything suspicious to police, security or staff. By working alongside businesses, as well as the public, we can all help to keep each other safe.” 

You can report information online at herts.police.uk/report, speak to an operator in the Force Communications Room via online web chat at herts.police.uk/contact or call the non-emergency number 101. In an emergency call 999. 

Alternatively, you can stay anonymous by contacting the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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