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Public Awareness

AIM: Coordinated public awareness messages, campaigns and approaches by police and local authorities tackling terrorism and serious organised crime at a local level.


Thames Valley Police

  • The 2018 Counter Terrorism Local Profiles (CTLPs) have been produced by CTPSE and delivery via Prevent Delivery Boards across the South East Region has been completed. The CTLPs provide a strategic overview of the threat and vulnerability from terrorism-related activity within a specific geographical area and are a key part of local information sharing regarding terrorism risk. Work is continuing to ensure dissemination of the products across the south-east forces and to identify an effective dissemination format for frontline policing.
  • In partnership with National Trading Standards, the Stronghold Team carried out a campaign focused on how to stop loan sharks and the practice of illegal money lending, providing information both to members of the public and to officers.
  • Thames Valley Police is now line managing the communications support for regional CT (Counter Terrorism) and Organised Crime units. An enhanced team will be put in place from January 2019 for a trial period of 18 months.
  • Work is progressing with Corporate Comms to amend the "Stronghold" strapline, given to all our activity in the pursuit, prevention, protection and preparation against the work of organised crime gangs in the region. The new strapline, "Fighting Organised Crime and Exploitation in Partnership" will better reflect the work being done, and assist local partners to understand the impact of SOC on local communities.
  • With local partners, Counter Terrorism Policing South East (CTPSE) have been working on a multiagency data collection plan that will provide a broader level of information for the formulation of the Counter Terrorism Local Plans.
  • Serious Organised Crime Drug Exploitation meetings are now linked up with Protecting Vulnerable People teams, sharing the common theme of exploitation. Local Policing Area representatives in attendance feedback outcomes from this to local multi-agency panels, allowing for a well-informed, localised approach.
  • The South East Regional Organised Crime Unit has spoken to more than 6,500 people from over 2000 organisations, providing Cyber Protect & Prevent advice. A widespread national social media campaign reached more than 2 million people with cyber protect and prevent messages.