Dorset Police Ask For Our Help To Fight Terrorism
12:20pm 24th November 2014
Dorset Police are joining a nationwide awareness week to get us involved in preventing terrorism.
Reports of suspicious behaviour have doubled since the UK raised is terror threat level.
A National Counter Terrorism Awareness Week has started across the country.
Community Support Officers are going to be providing a high visibility presence this week - at transport hubs and in crowded places.
There are five key areas being focused on throughout the week. How businesses and the public can prevent terrorism, vigilance in crowded places and transport hubs, preventing violent extremism, cutting off terrorist financing and preventing access to tools that terrorists need to operate.
In Dorset a series of mobile roadshows will take place across the county to address the above issues.
The events have been planned in partnership with the Dorset Race Equality Council and Mr Yasin, Imam for the Bournemouth Islamic Centre. Members of the Muslim communities have been invited to join the event to help promote the concerns and feelings of their community in addition to the awareness campaign for these sensitive issues.
Chief Superintendent Jane Newall said: "This is a National Awareness Week designed to promote awareness in our communities and not to alarm the public. The terror level increase refers to the whole country and not Dorset specifically.
"This week is intended to make the public aware of terrorism and give people the confidence to report anything they feel is suspicious.
"I would like to reassure the communities of Dorset that we live in a safe county. If you know or suspect anything suspicious please call The Anti-Terrorist Hotline on 0800 789 321.
"Your information could save lives."
The roadshows taking place in Dorset are as follows:
Friday 28th November - Dorchester & Weymouth Town Centre's