The police and the security and intelligence agencies depend on information from you.
Be our eyes and ears and help keep yourself, your family and your local community safe by looking out for suspicious activity and reporting it to the police, in confidence.
You may see or hear something that could be that vital piece of information needed to stop a terrorist attack.
Terrorism is rare in the UK, but an attack could happen at any time or place without warning.
By working together with the police, staying alert and thinking about your safety and security at home or work or when you are out and about, you can make it harder for terrorists to plan or carry out an attack.
What can I do?
If you have any information about suspicious activity or behaviour, you can report it in confidence, either by calling the police or making an online report.
For further information plus a range of downloadable leaflets and posters to help spread the word, please visit the ACT website.
Counter Terrorism Intelligence Unit
We have a dedicated Counter-Terrorist Intelligence Unit (CTIU) which works alongside the rest of the force in protecting and reassuring the public, and reducing the risk from terrorism. The Unit engages with all communities, local authorities, higher education and universities, as well as many other local bodies, in order to prevent violent extremism.
The Unit also offers specialist protective security advice to locations deemed to be at a greater risk from terrorism. CTIU are involved in the disruption and detection of terrorist activity and has close links between local police and the communities they serve.
CTIU work at airports and ports in conjunction with the UK Border Agency.
Airports, airfields and maritime
Sussex Police is working in partnership with Gatwick Airport on Project Griffin, a national counter-terrorism initiative.
This initiative aims to protect our cities and communities from the threat of terrorism and crime and to improve communication links between Sussex Police, Gatwick Airport and the community.
We are recognised as the lead airport within the UK for Project Griffin.
Project Kraken is a national police maritime crime and counter-terrorism strategy linked to other police forces, the National Crime Agency (NCA) and the UK Border Force (UKBF). It provides a reporting system which protects the UK coastline against terrorism, serious organised crime such as human and drugs trafficking and the theft of boats and equipment.
Project Pegasus is a national police crime and counter-terrorism strategy linked to other police forces, the National Crime Agency (NCA) and the UK Border Force (UKBF). The project provides a reporting system which protects UK airspace against terrorism, serious organised crime such as human and drugs trafficking and the theft of aircraft and equipment.
One current focus of our Prevent teams is to keep people safe and to discourage local citizens from travelling to Syria, Iraq and other war zones due to the high levels of violence being experienced within these countries.