This morning, the Action Counters Terrorism (ACT) campaign was launched. The campaign aims to highlight the critical role the public can play in defeating terrorism. The Police and their security partners recognise the important contribution the public has already played in preventing attacks and saving lives. The ACT campaign seeks to raise awareness about how communities can defeat terrorism. When attacks have occurred in the past, people have said they suspected something was wrong, but worried they may be wasting police time by mentioning it. ACT wants reassure people that no call or click will be ignored. And that the police will only take action after appropriate checks have been carried out. Anonymity will be assured and what the police are told will always be secure.
It is everyone’s role to keep people safe. If you think something is unusual or suspicious, act. For more information, please visit the ACT website: https://act.campaign.gov.uk/