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Counter terrorism

Surrey is a low risk county for terrorist activity, but we still need to be alert to tensions and extremist groups in our communities.

Surrey is a low risk county for terrorist activity, but we still need to be alert to tensions and extremist groups in our communities. If you see something suspicious or if you’re unsure about a person’s behaviour or activities, your information could be vital. Call the Anti-terrorism hotline on 0800 789 321 to report your concerns in the strictest confidence. No call is a waste of time. If you suspect it, report it.

If it’s an emergency, dial 999.  

We have specially trained Counter Terrorism Security Advisers (CTSAs) who can provide advice to businesses that could be at risk from terrorist activity, particularly those in crowded places.


If you feel that your company could benefit from Counter Terrorism Security Advice, which is provided free of charge, contact your local CTSA:

Email ctsa@surrey.pnn.police.uk

Phone 01483 639871

Project Argus

Project Argus is a series of interactive counter-terrorism workshops designed to promote awareness of the terrorist threats relating to businesses. Project Argus is a unique opportunity to judge how well prepared your business is, increase your knowledge of terrorism issues and compare notes with other local businesses. The learning can be equally applied to any other catastrophic event, such as a fire, gas explosion or flooding.

Places for the sessions are limited and are offered on a strictly first come - first served basis. For more details call 01483 639871 or email ctsa@surrey.pnn.police.uk

Project Kraken

Project Kraken - a joint initiative now being delivered by the NCA, Border Force and police forces - aims to increase public reporting and strengthen the general maritime industry's response to the threats.

Reporting channels have been simplified to make it easier for people across the country who live or work near the coastline and waterways, or who take part in water-based activities. They can contact either the police through the 101 number or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 and quote 'Kraken'.

We want you to report any unusual or suspicious behaviour in these and other maritime environments. No matter how trivial it may seem; if it looks out of the ordinary, we want to know about it. Further information on Project Kraken is available on the NCA website - http://www.nationalcrimeagency.gov.uk

Project Pegasus

Crime and Terrorism related to general aviation is low in Surrey and we along with Border Force and the National Crime Agency want to keep it that way. We need you to assist us by reporting suspicious incidents around your local airfield to us via Project Pegasus.

Help keep your airspace, aircraft and equipment safe by reporting anything suspicious.

In an emergency, dial 999. Otherwise call Surrey Police on 101, quoting Project Pegasus, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Advice for pilots and handling agents at Surrey airfields

Surrey does not have any airfields that are recognised as designated ports under schedule 7 of the Terrorism Act (2000). This means you must notify us if you are flying between a Surrey airfield and Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland, the Channel Islands, or the Isle of Man (to or from) giving us at least 12 hours’ notice of your flight. Failing to comply with the requirements for such flights is an offence.

The easiest way to do this is by using the Online GAR System. A receipt number is all the pilot needs to prove they have fulfilled their legal obligation (if you do not have a GAR-ID or receipt you need to resubmit the form). If you are unable to submit the General Aviation Report (GAR) electronically, it may be faxed to 01293 568038 or emailed to Gatwickportsconduct@sussex.pnn.police.uk.

You can also call the ports unit on 01273 404524. For customs and immigration information relating to flights, please visit the HMRC website.

Preventing terrorism

We work in line with the Government’s Prevent strategy which aims to:

  • Challenge the ideology that supports terrorism and those who promote it
  • Protect vulnerable people from being drawn into terrorist-related activity
  • Support sectors and institutions where there are risks of radicalisation.


The Prevent Strategy can be read in full on the Gov.uk website.

Surrey Police has a team of Prevent Engagement Officers (PEO's) who work with the public and partner agencies to prevent terrorism and violent extremism from taking root in our communities. These officers aim to safeguard individuals and institutions from all forms of terrorist ideology and work closely with partner agencies such as local authorities, schools, Universities and health institutions, to ensure communities in Surrey are well placed to report and respond to terrorist related concerns.

If you have concerns linked to terrorism or violent extremism or you would like to find out more around the strategy please contact the Prevent team at Surrey Police on 101.  

Terrorist related concerns can be reported via the Gov.uk website or by calling the Anti-Terrorist Hotline on 0800 789 321.