Counter terrorism

Although there is no specific threat to Lincolnshire it is important that the public remain alert and aware of their surroundings. Together we can fight terrorism and make our communities safer.

Stop it from being there

(www.preventtragedies.co.uk)

Report it

We want to hear from anyone who sees anything suspicious, be it a vehicle, package or person. These are difficult to define and we advise people to rely on instinct about whether something is suspicious.

·       If there is an immediate threat to life call 999

·       If you have information about possible terrorist activity call the Police anti-terrorist hotline: 0800 789 321

·       If you want to report suspicious behaviour you can do it online here; www.gov.uk/terrorism-national-emergency/reporting-suspected-terrorism

·       If you want to report about terrorism related content online you can report it here; https://www.gov.uk/report-terrorism

We will act on it

We will act on information from the public and potential security risks will be taken seriously. This might mean that sometimes roads are closed and buildings evacuated but we are sure that people in the region understand that public safety must always be our first concern and would react in their usual patient manner. 

Protecting you

We are also sending a clear message that we will take action to protect the right of all communities to pursue their way of life as they wish, free of the fear of violence and intimidation. 

Helping us to help you

Vigilance on the part of the public is one of the best ways of preventing and detecting crime, including terrorist crime. We firmly believe that communities defeat terrorism. Please let us know if you have any suspicions. We don't mind if it proves to be a false alarm.

If you are a partner organisation or community group

Here in Lincolnshire we know that the way to combat the terrorist threat is to work hard to prevent people becoming involved in extremist activity in the first place.

Lincolnshire Police has devised innovative initiatives that engage young people right across the Force area and encourage discussion and debate about counter terrorism between key groups.

Key organisations have been working closely with Lincolnshire Police to make sure that we speak to and understand the views of the young and old alike.

We aim to empower all communities to stand up to the small minority who support violent extremism.

Prevent is not about spying on people or stigmatising and criminalising individuals and communities. It is about working with communities to identify individuals who may be susceptible to being drawn toward a path of violent extremism. Our aim is to provide support to such individuals to divert them away from violent extremism before they commit any criminal acts.