As 2019 draws to a close and the new year begins we’re looking back at Counter Terrorism Policing‘s commitment and dedication to protect the public and our national security by preventing, deterring and investigating terrorist activity. This includes terror plots that have been foiled, striking the right chord with festival goers and insights into working with MI5 and other partners. Join us as we look back over the past 12 months…
In May 2019 Counter Terrorism Policing marked the year anniversary of ACT Awareness e-learning a training platform developed in partnership with retail giant Marks & Spencer. More than 3400 businesses nationwide have adopted the ground-breaking training, delivering the potentially life-saving information to nearly a quarter of a million people.
In December of the same year, Counter Terrorism Policing decided to open up the training to anyone who wants to become a CT Citizen so they can learn how to spot the signs of suspicious behaviour and understand what to do in the event of a major incident.
Natalie Tait and Joanette Fourie, both of London, shared their own accounts of being caught up in the London Bridge and Parsons Green attacks, in the hopes of encouraging more people to sign up to Counter Terrorism Policing’s online training package. The training is free of charge to all qualifying organisations and is now open to the general public. It consists of six primary modules designed to teach users about the threat to the public from terrorism and how to mitigate it, such as spotting the signs of suspicious behaviour or how to react during a firearms or weapons attack.
“Thanks to the training I had just done, I knew instinctively what had happened and what I needed to do.”
What you can do…
The cooperation between the public and the police is a powerful defense against terror. For more information about the ACT Awareness e-Learning package and to sign up: www.gov.uk/government/news/act-awareness-elearning.