Project Servator will see specially trained officers carry out highly visible yet unpredictable deployments round the Sizewell site and the surrounding local community. The operational deployments involve officers working together with our communities to report suspicious activity. These officers are deployed to disrupt hostile reconnaissance – the information-gathering terrorists and other criminals need to do to plan their activity – and provide reassurance to members of the public.
Project Servator was initially launched at Sellafield and is an innovative and collaborative community approach to policing. Servator tactics are used by 23 UK police forces and New South Wales Police Force in Australia. They have been developed to enhance the effectiveness of our resources and not as a response to any change in threat.
Supt Donna Jones, who is the CNC lead for Project Servator, said: “I am pleased that we have successfully rolled out Project Servator to all 10 of our OPUs and our communities now have even more reassurance that we are using every tool at our disposal to keep them safe.
“The tactics used in Project Servator are not new but allow us to utilise the communities and businesses around our locations to hear about anything unusual that might be going on. The deployments are unpredictable – we can turn up anywhere at any time. The aim is to work with our local communities to disrupt any hostile threat.
“Remember, together, we’ve got it covered – report any suspicious activity directly to the CNC by calling 03303 138146.”
The CNC is the armed police force in charge of protecting civil nuclear sites and nuclear materials in England, Scotland and Wales. We employ over 1,500 highly trained police officers and police staff across the UK. Counter terrorism is a major part of our policing.
We have our own Twitter, Facebook and Instagram page, so keep up to date with recruitment information, Servator deployments or anything CNC by searching for us and giving us a follow. We will also be releasing more information about Servator and its use by the CNC over the coming months, including videos and social media stats so keep your eye out for these.