Neighbourhoods against terrorism
This page is about the possibility of terrorists operating in Surrey, which has never been greater. We must respond to the national threat.
With the safety of the public its highest priority, Surrey Police has an ongoing commitment to deter and tackle terrorism and precautionary checks of locations across the county remain a key tactic in the fight against terrorism.
Everyone has a role to play in keeping the county safe and your support is needed.
In an emergency – do not delay
If you think you have seen a person acting suspiciously, or if you see a vehicle, unattended package or bag which might be a threat, immediately move away and call 999. An immediate 999 call is always justified as seconds can save lives.
You know your neighbourhood better than anyone. You are best placed to recognise unusual activity.
If you think that you may have seen something suspicious or you are unsure about someone’s activities or behaviour, however insignificant it may seem at the time, call the Anti-Terrorism Hotline on 0800 789 321.
Log on to Surreyalert website for advice during an emergency and to help you plan for an emergency should one occur.
What can be suspicious?
Ask yourself the following questions.
- are new or temporary residents behaving in an unusual manner?
- are they coming and going at unusual times?
- are they using a variety of vehicles?
- are they vague about where they are going when they travel?
- if you rent out vehicles or residential or lock-up premises, are your customers or tenants displaying unusual behaviour?
- do you know people with several mobile phones?
- have they been taking photographs for no obvious reason?
- are they wearing protective clothing, masks, goggles, gloves etc?
has someone acquired chemicals for no obvious reason?
Be alert to behaviour in your neighbourhood.
If in doubt, share your concerns with local officers or on the Anti-Terrorism Hotline.
Anti-Terrorism Hotline 0800 789 321.
Last updated : 11/05/2009