PortSafe | Counter Terrorism Policing

Launching on 29th March 2021, PortSafe Powered by CrimeStoppers, is a collaborative approach between law enforcement, first responders, partner agencies and industry, which aims to enhance security awareness within UK commercial maritime ports and port facilities through engagement, briefing and training delivery supported by a mechanism for reporting anonymously via a bespoke Hotline and/or online form.
PortSafe is an industry-focused scheme which, through effective engagement, will encourage security professionals in UK maritime commercial ports and port facilities to introduce and promote PortSafe within their organisation after registration with the Joint Maritime Security Centre (JMSC).



Insider Threat

Insider threat is at the at the core of PortSafe; mitigating against:

  • Deliberate insider. Obtaining employment with deliberate intent of abusing access.
  • Volunteer / Self-initiated insider. Obtaining employment without deliberate intent to abuse access; at some point decides to do so.
  • Exploited / Recruited insider. Obtaining employment without deliberate intent to abuse access; at some point is exposed to exploitation or recruitment by a third party to do

PortSafe however is broader than insider threat, it encourages reporting on any other criminal or security related activity, giving assurance it is to someone safe and totally independent. 100% anonymously.


Who can set up a PortSafe Scheme?

Whether you are a Port Facilities Security Officer, a Port Security Manager, a Security Team Leader or a Companies House Registered business, you can apply for a PortSafe Digital Asset Pack. This includes a detailed guide on how to register and introduce a scheme within your port or port facility, as well as an assortment of regularly updated digital media messages. This will allow you to implement PortSafe within your port or port facility in a way tailored to your business; whether you prefer printed posters or flyers, digital resources for your website/social media, or just some business cards.

You will also receive online access to all NaCTSO ACT services, together within information on how to access and implement the ACT Enterprise mobile application across mobile devices within your workplace.


How to set up a PortSafe Scheme?

Once registered, PortSafe members will receive an Information Guide and Digital Asset Pack which will support how to implement, promote and maintain a successful PortSafe scheme within their port or port facility.
Details on how organisations can enhance staff knowledge and awareness of security concerns through the benefit of PortSafe’s partnership with the National Counter Terrorism Security Office (NaCTSO) is also provided.


Contact us

For more information or for any queries relating to PortSafe please contact the JMSC Police Desk during weekday office hours at PortSafe@hampshire.pnn.police.uk


In an emergency call 999

To report via the PortSafe hotline call 0800 141 2927

To report via PortSafe online click here