Trust your instincts to stop terrorism
The threat from terrorism is real and serious. We’ve seen that terrorists can strike at any time and any place without warning.
It’s more important than ever that everyone plays their part in tackling terrorism. Any piece of information could be important. Help us prevent terrorism and save lives. Trust your instincts and ACT.
Police play a key role in protecting the UK, but communities defeat terrorism and officers need help and support from you and your community.
Neighbourhood Watch is the largest crime prevention network in the UK and we’re proud to be working with Counter Terrorism Policing – a collaboration of UK police forces working with our partners to protect the public from terrorism promoting the campaign ACT: Action Counters Terrorism.
Find out more about how to spot possible terrorist activity and how to report anything suspicious that you’ve seen or heard.
If you’ve seen or heard something that could suggest a terrorist threat to the UK, even if it seems minor or not worth mentioning, trust your instincts and ACT by reporting it.
Any piece of information could be important, no matter how small or insignificant it may seem, it is better to be safe and report it.
You can help prevent terrorism and save lives. Even if you’re not sure, please let officers know so specially trained officers can look into it, no call or click will be ignored.
How do I report possible terrorist activity?
There are different ways you can tell us about possible terrorist activity either in the UK, or that might affect the UK.
Report it online at www.gov.uk/ACT using the quick and confidential online tool, or call the confidential Anti-Terrorism Hotline on 0800 789 321. This service is monitored 24 hours a day.
And always remember – if it’s an emergency and you suspect an immediate danger call 999.
How do I report online terrorist or extremist content?
If you’ve come across a website or online content (including emails, forums or social media) that you feel is of a violent extremist or terrorist nature, please report it using the UK Government’s quick and anonymous online tool.
Specialist officers will assess your information and, where appropriate, investigate the website and work with partners to remove it.
Of course, if you suspect an immediate danger please call 999 now.
Can anyone find out that I contacted the Police?
Not if you don’t want them to. Officers treat all of the information that you provide in the strictest of confidence. If they do need to get in touch for any reason they will be extremely discreet.
Can I remain anonymous?
Everyone providing information is asked to give their name and contact details but this is your decision. By providing your contact details this will help officers verify the authenticity of the information and support you as quickly as possible if we need to.
If you’d prefer to give information anonymously, please call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
What if the information I give is wrong?
That’s okay. If you have a genuine concern about something you’ve seen or heard, counter terrorism police would much rather you tell them than keep it to yourself. That way, specially trained officers can look into it. If it turns out to be nothing, that’s good news.
Remember to trust your instincts and ACT!