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Terrorism and Radicalisation

Terrorism is the use or threat of action designed to Influence the Government of any Country or intimidate the Public or a section of the Public for the purposes of furthering a Political, ideological or Religious cause.

A terrorist attack is highly unlikely. However we should not be complacent.
The risk of an attack from a lone individual or a group of individuals involved in terrorism still exists. Some attacks are easier to carry out if the terrorist is assisted by an ‘insider’ or by someone with specialist knowledge or access.

Police and partners work together to protect our communities and keep them safe through the national Counter Terrorism Strategy (CONTEST).

The aim of CONTEST it to reduce the risk from terrorism and domestic extremism so that everybody in Jersey can go about their everyday lives freely and with confidence.

Report Suspicious Behaviour

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Confidential Hotline - 0800 789 321

If you think you have seen someone acting suspiciously, or if you see a vehicle, unattended package or bag which might be an immediate  threat, move away and call 999.

You won't ruin a life, but you may just save one.

Radicalisation is defined as "the process by which a person comes to support terrorism and extremist ideologies associated with terrorist groups".

Often there are factors which contribute to vulnerability and make a person more susceptible to radicalisation:-

  • Experience of poverty, disadvantage or social exclusion
  • Victim or witness to face of religious hate crime.
  • Pressure from peers associated with extremism.
  • Rejected by peer, faith or social group or family.
  • Underachievement
  • Extremist Influences
  • Possession of literature related to extremism views.
  • An event or series of traumatic events on a personal, global of national scale
  • Change in behaviour and or appearance as a result of new influences
  • Conflict with family over religious beliefs and/or lifestyle choices/extreme political views.

(There are other factors, this is not an exhaustive list) 

Further information around the signs of radicalisation can be found on ACT Early

ACT Early

ACT Early provides advice and support around radicalisation and how to seek help if you have concerns.

To speak to a specially trained Police representative please call 0800 011 3764.

What to do in the event of a firearms or weapons attack

Firearms and weapons attacks are rare in the UK. The ‘STAY SAFE’ principles tell you some simple actions to consider at an incident and the information that armed officers may need in the event of a weapons or firearm attack:

RUN

Escape if you can
Consider the safest options
Is there a safe route? RUN if not HIDE
Can you get there without exposing yourself to greater danger?
Insist others leave with you
Leave belongings behind

HIDE
If you cannot RUN, HIDE
Find cover from gunfire
If you can see the attacker, they may be able to see you
Cover from view does not mean you are safe, bullets go through glass, brick, wood and metal
Find cover from gunfire e.g. substantial brickwork / heavy reinforced walls
Be aware of your exits
Try not to get trapped
Be quiet, silence your phone and turn off vibrate
Lock / barricade yourself in
Move away from the door

TELL
Call 999 - What do the police need to know? If you cannot speak or make a noise listen to the instructions given to you by the call taker
Location - Where are the suspects?
Direction - Where did you last see the suspects?
Descriptions – Describe the attacker, numbers, features, clothing, weapons etc.
Further information – Casualties, type of injury, building information, entrances, exits, hostages etc.
Stop other people entering the building if it is safe to do so

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