An information film providing advice on how to keep safe in the event of a firearms or weapons attack was released to the public in December 2015.
The four minute film, Stay Safe: Firearms and Weapons Attack, sets out three key steps for keeping safe during an incident, which can be used in different places and situations:
RUN – to a place of safety. This is a better option than to surrender or negotiate.
If there is nowhere to go, then………
HIDE – Remember to turn your phone to silent and turn-off vibrate. Barricade yourself in if you can
Then, ONLY if and when it is safe to do so……
TELL - the Police on 199 what’s happening, so they can get there quickly to stop the threat. Also tell others of the threat so they don’t approach danger.
The film has already been watched by thousands of people online and at Police-led security briefings, with a summary of the content also available for download in leaflet form HERE.