Ports Policing

PortPorts Policing

As part of our commitment to provide a safer North Wales, we have a dedicated Ports Policing Unit. They have the responsibility for the policing of all designated and non designated ports in North Wales, in addition to the 400 miles of its coastline.

'Ports' include:

  • Seaports
  • Ferry Ports
  • Airports
  • Landing strips

Dependent upon certain criteria appertaining to size and usage each Port is either 'designated' or 'non-designated'.
Our Ports Policing Unit works closely with other agencies such as Her Majesty's Revenues & Customs (HMR&C), to provide a visible and effective deterrent to cross border crime throughout North Wales.

Project Pegasus - Strengthening our borders
PegasusProject Pegasus

Project Pegasus is an initiative that has been adopted by multiple agencies across the UK. Its aim is to encourage people who work within, live near to or participate within the aviation community to be extra vigilant for signs of criminal, illegal immigration or terrorist activities.

What to look for:

  • Are the pilots flying qualifications and identification correct and genuine?
  • Are the pilot/crew/passengers behaviour/queries/questions as you would expect them to be or suspicious?
  • Are there regular breaches of aviation/safety regulations?
  • Are there unusual methods of payment or transactions by or between the pilot/passengers/crew?
  • Is the aircraft safe and being used legally?
  • Is there suspicious or unusual activity by people or vehicles around aircraft?
  • Is there incorrect or unusual operation or appearance of the aircraft?
  • Is there a deviation from the normal use of the aircraft by the owner or operator?
  • Is the airfield/aerodrome being used unnecessarily in adverse weather conditions or darkness?
  • Is there poor airmanship regularly on display?
  • Are there regular unexpected or last minute diversions to the airfield/areodrome?
  • Are there unusual aircraft movements outside normal hours?

What do we ask of you?

If you see any suspicious activity or behaviour please report it on one of the following numbers:

Crimestoppers: 0800 555 111
Anti-Terrorist Hotline: 0800 789 321
North Wales Police: In an emergency dial 999, non-emergency dial 101

Terrorists and criminals can be stopped

Think S.K.I.E.S

  • Stay alert, not alarmed
  • Know your environment / workplace
  • Intelligence is everyone's responsibility
  • Expect the unexpected
  • Suspicious activity; see it, record it, report it!

Remember, if you observe suspicious activity:

  • Do not take direct action.
  • Do not confront the individual.
  • Do not reveal your suspicions.
  • Do record as many details as possible.
  • Do notify appropriate authorities as soon as possible.

If you observe suspicious activity:

  • Who did you observe?
  • What did you see? Be specific.
  • Where did you see it?
  • When did you see it?
  • Why is it suspicious?