“It’s probably nothing” but your call could save lives – that’s the message of a new (??) counter-terrorism publicity campaign launched by the Metropolitan Police Service today (although is does appear to be a reincarnation of previous campaigns). I do think the message is a good one and at the end of the day the Police can’t be everywhere but they really need to step things up a little to fully engage the public and commercial businesses – which after all is what they are trying to achieve at a national level!
The four week campaign consists of two 40-second radio adverts and three press adverts which will feature on radio stations and in newspapers across London.
|Just one piece of information could be vital in helping disrupt
terrorist planning and, in turn, save lives
Police want people to look out for the unusual – some activity or behaviour which strikes them as not quite right and out of place in their normal day to day lives e.g.:
Terrorists need storage – Lock-ups, garages and sheds can all be used by terrorists to store equipment. Are you suspicious of anyone renting commercial property?
Terrorists use chemicals – Do you know someone buying large or unusual quantities of chemicals for no obvious reason?
Terrorists need funding – Cheque and credit card fraud are ways of generating cash. Have you seen any suspicious transactions?
Terrorists use multiple identities – Do you know someone with documents in different names for no obvious reason?
Terrorists need information – Do you someone taking an interest in security, like CCTV cameras for no obvious reason?
Terrorists need transport – If you work in commercial vehicle hire or sales, has a sale or rental made you suspicious?