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Staying Safe from Terrorism

The threat of terrorism globally is real, but with a little knowledge you can increase your safety and help protect yourself against a terrorist attack. Find out below how to stay safe when you’re out and about and how to report any suspicious behaviour that could be connected to terrorism.

What can I do as someone who lives or works in Gibraltar?

Community partnerships defeat terrorism. We need the help and support of residents, businesses and visitors in Gibraltar to remain alert and maintain the safety and security of those places in which we live, work and socialise.  If you see or hear something unusual or suspicious, trust your instincts and take action by reporting it in confidence. Any piece of information could be important, so it is always better to be safe and report it. Your action can help prevent terrorism and save lives.

Crowded places, events, public transport, and important landmarks are some examples of locations targeted by terrorists. We are all familiar with our workplace and surrounding area, so each of us are ideally placed to spot when something is out of place or unusual. In the current global climate, it is important for all of us to remain vigilant, trust our instincts and report possible terrorist activity to the Police.

Look for anything that seems out of the ordinary, such as:

  • People in stationary vehicles watching a building or structure
  • Vehicles moving slowly near public buildings, structures or bridges, or parked in suspicious circumstances
  • People using recording equipment, including camera phones, or seen making notes or sketches of security details
  • Someone suspicious paying close attention to specific entry and exit points, stairwells, hallways or fire escapes
  • People loitering at or near premises for long periods and watching staff, visitors and deliveries for no apparent reason
  • People asking detailed or unusual questions about buildings and business operations, facilities (such as room layouts), security or parking for no apparent reason
  • Challenge anyone who is unknown to you in an office or other ‘off limits’ area. Report matters immediately to your security manager or supervisor. In an emergency always dial 199.

If you’ve witnessed any of the above, trust your instincts and REPORT ONLINE. Specialist Officers will take it from there.

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