Today sees the launch of the national counter terrorism awareness campaign ‘Make Nothing Happen’, focusing on the critical role the public can play in defeating terrorism. This is the first campaign under the new branding platform, ACT: Action Counters Terrorism: a powerful new tool to bring all counter terrorism campaigns under one banner. It urges the public to act on their instincts and report suspicious activity to the police to help keep communities safe.
Mark Rowley, Assistant Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police said: “While police, together with our security partners, have been working tirelessly to identify and disrupt the terrorist threat, we are raising more awareness about how communities can defeat terrorism by being more open about the risks, while equipping them with the advice and tools they need. This is why we have developed ACT.”
The key objectives for the campaign are:
- More actionable intelligence and leads from the public;
- More referrals for safeguarding vulnerable people;
- More referrals of online terrorist & violent extremist content for removal;
- More informed citizens to help communities defeat terrorism.
The ACT website contains advice, campaign materials and links to supportive information and online reporting tools. Also, don’t forget to follow @TerrorismPolice on Twitter and the #ActionCountersTerrorism hashtag for the latest updates.