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Following the recent multiple deaths and injuries at the Manchester Arena terrorist attack the following points are relevant:-

 

THREAT LEVELS

The UK threat level from International Terrorism has been raised to CRITICAL. This means an attack is imminent. The current UK threat level from Northern Ireland Related Terrorism remains at SUBSTANTIAL.

 

Consider The Following Tactical Options:-

  1. Review patrol strategy (be unpredictable).
  2. Adopt high visibility clothing / uniform.
  3. Brigade resources with neighbouring contracts/buildings.
  4. Check building exit points for suspicious items and persons acting suspiciously prior to allowing persons to exit.
  5. Report any suspicious activity in a timely manner, early reporting of suspected hostile reconnaissance is vital in combating terrorism.
  6. Implement communication links with surrounding premises to pass on information about suspicious activity/behaviour.
  7. Consider closing non-essential access and egress points.
  8. Focus CCTV on all communal areas and vulnerable points.
  9. Ensure CCTV is fit for purpose.

(This is not an exclusive list and it is recommended you consider all tactical options including reviewing your building and business continuity plans.)

 

Ensure:-

  1. First aid points are fully stocked.
  2. Location of key equipment is made clear to all staff.
  3. Direct staff to the ‘Citizen Aid’ App.
  4. View Run, Hide, Tell on YouTube.

The Centre for the Protection of the National Infrastructure (CPNI) and/or National Counter Terrorism Security Office (NaCTSO) has detailed protective security advice for businesses, communities and the public, this is available from their websites. The advice relates to:

Further advice on Hostile Incursion can be found below (please click to enlarge):

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The NaCTSO and CPNI web site can be found on the following link :

www.nactso.gov.uk

http://www.cpni.gov.uk

 

Useful Links

The following links provide additional useful information that may assist when deploying the tactical options;

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/stay-safe-film

http://www.cpni.gov.uk/advice/physical-security/cctv

http://www.mi5.gov.uk

http://www.gov.uk/government/collections/crowdedplaces#sector-specific-guidance

Some of you will have innovative and new ways of delivering protective security, which you may wish to share with other partners.We advise the public to remain vigilant and to report any suspicious behaviour or activity to:-

Please reinforce these telephone numbers to your workforce.

We wish to reiterate that the UK national threat level has been raised to CRITICAL :  an attack is imminent

Contact details for North Wales Counter Terrorism Security Advisors:-

CTSAgroup@nthwales.pnn.police.uk

Office: 01492 804166

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