Northumbria Police would like to inform schools that increased security in busy places will continue following the terrorist attack that took place last week and that the threat level remains severe.
Launched in early March 2017, the current police ACT campaign (Action Counters Terrorism), reminding the public to report any suspicious activity, continues. A dedicated website has links to a leaflet, online reporting mechanisms. podcasts and posters to download.
This advice is in addition to the Run, Hide, Tell campaign materials and video launched by the National Police Chief’s Council following the firearms and weapons attacks in Paris.
Launched in January 2017 the citizenAID app has been designed to guide the public to react safely, to pass effective messages to the emergency services, to prioritise the injured and to give life-saving first aid.
If your school has an educational visit planned to London or a major tourist destination, and as part of your risk assessment would like to discuss anything connected with procedures and contingencies in the rare event of a weapons or terrorist related attack, Northumbria Police’s resilience officer for Northumberland Michelle Redfern is available to advise.
Contact her by email:
or mobile: 07747 758181