ACTION COUNTERS TERRORISM What happens when you contact the Police
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The police and the security and intelligence agencies depend on information from you. Be our eyes and ears and help keep yourself, your family and your local community safe by looking out for suspicious activity and reporting it to the police, in confidence.
You may see or hear something that could be that vital piece of information needed to stop a terrorist attack.
Terrorism is rare in the UK, but an attack could happen at any time or place without warning. The current threat to the UK stands at severe, which means an attack is highly likely.
By working together with the police, staying alert and thinking about your safety and security at home or work or when you are out and about, you can make it harder for terrorists to plan or carry out an attack.
What can I do?
If you have any information aboutsuspicious activity or behaviour you can report it in confidence, either by calling the police confidentially on 0800 789 321,or making an online report.
Remember, in an emergency, if you need urgent police assistance, you should always dial 999.
What happens when I contact the police?
When you make a report about suspicious activity or behaviour, our specially trained officers and police staff will take the details and pass these on for further checks. The information you provide will be kept secure and your identity will be protected.
Your call is not recorded and you do not need to give your name. Don’t be concerned about wasting police time. Watch this short film to find out what happens when you make a report.
For more information about the Action Counters Terrorism campaign please click here.
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