Preventing terrorism

The terrorist threat remains real and there is no room for complacency.

You should remain alert and aware of your surroundings at all times.

If something strikes you as suspicious and out of place, then trust your instincts and call the Anti-Terrorist Hotline on 0800 789 321.


Terrorists need to plan and prepare; buy and store materials; and fund their activities. Trust your instincts tell us when you see something that is not quite right. The information you give our specialist officers could help stop terrorists in their tracks and help save lives.

Current terrorist threat assessments

Terrorist threat assessments for the UK are compiled by the Security Service for and on behalf of the Government. Current assessments are available from the Home Office website or the MI5 website.

How do I report suspected terrorist activity?

If you wish to pass on any information concerning suspected  terrorist activity please telephone the Anti-Terrorist Hotline on 0800 789 321.

If you believe you are witnessing a crime in progress always ring 999

You can also report extremist and terrorist activity online by clicking here.

Information for businesses

In the first instance,  business organisations can contact their local Counter Terrorism Security Advisers.


In addition additional security information can be found at:,


Counter-Terrorism Security Advisers

Counter Terrorism Security Advisers (CTSAs) provide a point of contact for the business sector. CTSAs can assist and advise on matters relating to current  terrorist threats and incident management planning  including:

  • Dealing with bomb threat telephone calls
  • Building searches and evacuation
  • Contingency planning for terrorist incidents
  • Dealing with suspect packages
  • Physical/Personnel/ & IT security

You can contact the South Yorkshire Police CTSA via email