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Act Awareness

ACT Awareness is the national counter terrorism awareness initiative for business produced by the National Counter Terrorism Security Office (NaCTSO) to protect cities and communities from the threat of terrorism.

Previously known as Project Griffin, this is part of the national counter terror awareness campaign banner Action Counters Terrorism (ACT).

The City of London Police delivers ACT Awareness Events, governed by NaCTSO. These can be run on City of London Police premises or they can be offered in-house to businesses within the City of London. Please see further details below.

City of London Police Premises

These are held monthly at venue within the City of London between 0930hrs - 1330hrs.

ACT Awareness provides an overview of the following areas to give organisations an awareness of the threat from terrorism:

  • Current threat level
  • Prevent strategies
  • Hostile reconnaissance
  • Methods of attack

There is no cost to attend the event.

Tea, coffee and water will be provided during the event and a personalised certificate of attendance will be sent out after the event.

Due to the high demand for places on ACT Awareness & Project ARGUS at Wood Street Police Station, we have now changed the way we manage our bookings.

Priority will be given to those working within the City of London Force area, please check you are within the City boundary by clicking here​;

We do have a small number of spaces available for organisations that have links within the City, but are not based here.

There will also be a limit of five people per organisation for each session.

If you are not based in the City of London, please contact your local police force to find out more about ACT Awareness and Project ARGUS in your area.

To book your place for ACT Awareness or ARGUS hosted by the City of London Police, please go to 'Eventbrite' using this link.

In-House Premises

Run by City of London Police Counter Terrorism team, this is available to businesses within the City of London only. A Counter Terrorism Security Advisor will attend your premises and deliver a three hour presentation.

The presentation will cover the following areas:

  • Current threat level
  • Hostile reconnaissance
  • Stay Safe

There will be the opportunity to have a short break during this time, should you wish to provide refreshments.

There is a minimum of 20 delegates required for an in-house service, with the maximum being dependent on your venue capacity.

There is no cost for this service.

If you require further information, please contact the following;

Due to recent high demand we have a waiting list for in-house sessions. It may take some time for us to accommodate your request.

Industry Self Delivery

Companies wishing to self-deliver ACT Awareness to their employees are invited to apply to register with NaCTSO.

NaCTSO will register approved companies and provide them with the ACT Awareness package relevant to their sector, plus regular future updates.

To ensure that a company is a 'fit and proper body' to deliver ACT Awareness, the following essential criteria for registration will be applied. A company must:

  • Be a PLC
  • Have an existing corporate training structure using accredited trainers
  • Operate in the 'Crowded Place' environment
  • Deliver all and any part of the NaCTSO ACT Awareness product free of charge
  • Sign a formal contract agreeing to abide by NaCTSO (MPS) Crown Copyright terms and conditions of use.

Further details can be found on the NaCTSO website, 

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