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Action Counters Terrorism (ACT) campaign

You can play your part in helping to tackle the terrorist threat facing the UK.

ACT Campaign website

Why ACT?

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. The current threat to the UK stands at severe, which means an attack is highly likely.

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:

If you are deaf or have hearing difficulties and want to make a report, please complete the online form.

Remember, in an emergency, if you need urgent police assistance, you should always dial 999.

What should I report?

You should report suspicious activity or behaviour - anything that seems out of place, unusual or just doesn’t seem to fit in with everyday life. These are just some examples of suspicious activity and behaviour which could potentially be terrorist related:

  • Anyone hiring or acquiring large vehicles or similar for no obvious reason
  • Anyone buying or storing a large amount of chemicals, fertilisers or gas cylinders for no obvious reasons
  • Anyone taking notes or photos of security arrangements, or inspecting CCTV in an unusual way
  • Anyone visiting the dark web, ordering unusual items online or carrying out unusual bank transactions
  • Anyone who has illegal firearms or other weapons or has shown an interest in obtaining them
  • Anyone holding passports or other documents in different names, for no obvious reasons
  • Anyone who goes away traveling for long periods of time but is vague about where they’re going

Reporting Suspicious Activity - FAQs

Further information and resources are available from the ACT Campaign website

Contact Details

Nick Wilkinson, Prevent and Channel Strategic Manager
Telephone: 03000 41 72 01
Email: Nick.Wilkinson@kent.gov.uk


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