Project Servator aims to deter, detect and disrupt a range of criminal activity, including terrorism, while providing a reassuring presence for the public. Our officers are experienced and specially trained to spot the tell-tale signs that someone is planning or preparing to commit an act of crime.
We use Project Servator at East Midlands Airport, where we work with partners such as British Transport Police, UK Border Force, Counter Terrorist Police and Airport Security. We also work with CCTV operators, businesses and the public to continue to protect the airport and everyone who visits or works there. We aim to make it a difficult place for criminals and terrorists to operate.
Together, we've got it covered
We believe that 'Together, we've got it covered', so we work with partners, including other police forces, businesses and the public, to continue to protect our streets and everyone who lives, works or visits here and to make it difficult for criminals and terrorists to operate.
What you can expect to see
Our officers will arrive unannounced at various locations. These patrols could last for different lengths of time and involve varying numbers of officers.
You'll see, as a minimum, uniform and plain-clothes officers, but we might also include officers from other departments such as dog or horse units or armed officers, depending on our specific requirements.
We might also work with British Transport Police at transport hubs or Aviation Police at airports.
Officers will talk to the public, local businesses and private security staff to let them know what they're doing and remind them to be vigilant, trust their instincts and report any suspicious or unusual behaviour.
You may also see posters on display boards and officers handing out leaflets explaining more about Project Servator.
Project Servator’s patrols are highly visible, but if you see our officers in your area, there's nothing to be concerned about. It's normal police activity and isn't linked to any specific intelligence about a threat to the area.
Working with the community is a vital part of making Project Servator a success, so if you have any questions, please feel free to talk to our officers.
What we need you to do
You have an important role to play in helping to keep our streets safe by reporting anything that doesn't feel right, for example, an unattended item or someone acting suspiciously.
You’ll never get into trouble for reporting a genuine concern and we’ll always take your report seriously.
If you see something suspicious, please tell a police officer, use our online form to tell us about possible terrorist activity, or call the confidential Anti Terrorist Hotline on 0800 789 321. If it's an emergency, always call 999.
You’ll find more information on what to look out for and how to report it at ACT (Action Counters Terrorism).
Project Servator on social mediaOur officers also engage with the online community, sharing information about Project Servator and its successes. On Twitter, follow @EMAPolice and #ProjectServator.