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Security Threat Levels

Jersey, given its important border location in the UK Common Travel Area, always follows the UK national threat level.

Threat levels are designed to give a broad indication of the likelihood of a terrorist attack.

LOW - means an attack is unlikely.
MODERATE  - means an attack is possible, but not likely
SUBSTANTIAL  - means an attack is a strong possibility
SEVERE  - means an attack is highly likely
CRITICAL  - means an attack is expected imminently

You can learn more about the National Threat Level and understand how they are determined HERE.

To help you recognise any threat and mitigate any immediate dangers, you can learn more HERE.

You can visit the Foreign and Commonwealth Office online for foreign travel advice.

The most significant terrorist threat comes from international terrorism. As a number of recent European attacks have showed, attacks may be mounted without warning.

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

 

Advice

Our Force Control Rooms take thousands of calls every year, and are often asked very similar questions. In this section you will find some of those that are frequently asked

Accessing information

In this section are details on how to obtain criminal record checks, firearms certificates as well as other information.

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