Report Online

It only takes a moment to make a report online.

In an emergency, or if you need urgent police assistance, you should always dial 999.

You can also report suspicious activity by contacting the police in confidence on 0800 789 321.

Every year thousands of reports from the public help the police keep communities safe from terrorism.

Report any of the below activity if you believe it to be suspicious or cause threat.



  • Do you know someone who travels but is vague about where they are going?
  • Do you know someone with multiple passports in different names?
  • Do you know someone who looks at extremist material? Or shares or creates content that glorifies terrorism?
  • Have you noticed somebody promoting hateful ideas or extremist views?

Gathering Materials

  • Have you noticed someone receiving deliveries for unusual items?
  • If you work in commercial vehicle hire or sales, has a sale or rental seemed unusual?
  • Have you noticed someone buying large amounts of chemicals or gas cylinders for no reason?
  • Have noticed someone acquiring illegal firearms?

Storing Materials

  • Have you noticed anyone storing large amounts of chemicals, fertilisers, or gas cylinders for no reason?
  • Have you noticed anyone storing firearms which could be used for an attack?

Hostile Reconnaissance

  • Observation and surveillance help terrorists plan attacks. Have you noticed anyone taking photos and observing CCTV or security arrangements?


  • Cheque and credit card fraud are ways of generating cash. Have you noticed any unusual bank transactions?
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ACT Awareness e-Learning

ACT Awareness e-Learning is a new counter terrorism awareness product designed for all UK based companies organisations – and now the general public.

Free to use, the course can be divided into short sections. However it takes just 45 minutes in total to complete – 45 minutes that could save lives.

The digital format is proving popular with shopping, entertainment and sports venues with more companies applying to take part every day. From 9th December 2019 the course is now open to the general public.

Deputy Assistant Commissioner Lucy D’Orsi, national police lead for Protective Security, explains:

“All staff working in crowded places – not just those who have a security role – can follow the course and be in a stronger position to help protect themselves, colleagues and the public.

“Our officers will still be available to deal with companies on a one-to-one level but this will lead to many more ‘eyes and ears’ available to help us that could potentially save lives.”

If you’re a member of the general public or from a major organisation, you can sign up directly to the course here or visit the National Counter Terrorism Security Office website’s ACT Awareness page for further information.