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2019 Campaign Partners Toolkit

Counter Terrorism Policing is launching an thirteen-week ‘Communities Defeat Terrorism’ cinema advertising campaign on Wednesday 23 January. The campaign will now run until 28 April 2019.

The terror threat remains high, and with record-numbers of live investigations involving some 3,000 individuals posing the greatest threats, the need for public information to help keep communities safe has never been higher.

This latest campaign aims to increase awareness of the enduring threat whilst highlighting what the public should look out for and how to report their concerns via

Aimed at a cinema audience, and designed to run during the trailers, the 60-second film will feature bespoke, localised calls to action in an effort to fully resonate with the viewers.  Using cinema to deliver the campaign ensures the message is received with fewer distractions, more impact and to more hard to reach audiences, including younger people.

120 cinemas in nine regions across England, Wales and Scotland will showcase the film. The average cinema attendance in the UK across January and February is roughly 30million. This advert will hopefully be seen by hundreds of thousands of people who will then be better prepared to help police protect the UK against terrorism.

We are inviting partners and stakeholders to promote the campaign and encourage the public to report suspicious activity.


Content & Resources


2019 ACT Cinema Film

You can view, share and embed the ACT film from YouTube or Vimeo. Download the Video For Social Media

Press Release

The Press Release is embargoed until 00:01 on Wednesday 23 January. 

Social Media Content

New Videos, Images & Graphics are available to support the campaign. Please share the content with your digital teams.

If you are unable to access the videos or still imagery via Box, you can download from WeTransfer here. Please note: this link will expire on 30th January 2019.

Below are suggested posts. We encourage you to share these on your channels natively, tailor it to your audiences and mix between video and graphics. If you require the content in different formats contact


Suggested Post 1

Unfortunately, life has no rewind button ⏪

Seen something suspicious? Look again 👀

Reporting it won’t ruin lives, but it might save them. If it doesn’t feel right, ACT.




Suggested Post 2

Look again 👀 …it could save lives.

We’re supporting @terrorismpolice in working to keep the UK safe from terrorism.

Reporting suspicious activity won’t ruin lives, but it might save them




Our Channels

The campaign hashtag is #ActionCountersTerrorism

Please share content from our social media channels:


Internal Communications Resources

Intranet Article

You can adapt our intranet news article for use within your organisation.

Display Screen Graphics

You can download the following graphics to use on your building’s display screens and website by clicking the images below:

These clips can be used on your display screens:

ACT: Action Counters Terrorism

ACT Background

In March 2017, Counter Terrorism Policing launched ACT: Action Counters Terrorism, a branding platform that incorporates our counter-terrorism external campaigns to warn, inform and reassure the public. The Communities Defeat Terrorism ACT campaign aims to inform the public and encourage them to report suspicious activity.

There have been multiple terrorist attacks in the UK resulting in a change of rhythm and tempo in police investigations. We must continue to educate the public about the different attack planning methods beyond ‘the suspicious package’ and encouraging them to help us stop attacks by reporting suspicious activity.

Thanks to your support, during the March 2018 campaign, we saw intelligence from the public nearly double. We ran a four week online video campaign, which was supported by our partners across Government, local authorities, police forces, businesses and charities.

You can also use the following posters and leaflets to display inside your organisation’s building for general use. They have been provided in PDF and InDesign formats should you need to resize the image or add your organisation’s logo. If you require InDesign files please contact


How You Can Help


A3 Campaign Poster

A5 Leaflet

A4 Campaign Poster

A6 Leaflet


ACT logos

The logos below can be used for promoting the campaign.

Branding Guidelines

We have also provided guidelines with helpful information on how to use the ACT logo and branding. You can download the ACT-Brand-Identity-Guidelines.