Combating Terrorism

North Wales Police, together with police forces throughout the country, is better trained and equipped than ever before to combat the threat of international and domestic terrorism. You, the public, can play a key role in supporting the police, not just in the major cities but across the country as a whole.

We ask people to try and identify suspicious behaviour.

We want people to look out for the unusual - some activity or behaviour which strikes them as not quite right and out of place in their normal day to day lives.

We ask that members of the community and the business world remain vigilant and report any worrying activity, and any behaviour that is out of place or any action that raises concerns.

The important thing is to report any concerns you have to us and we can use our specialist skills to make that assessment for you.

Just one piece of information could be vital in helping disrupt terrorist planning and, in turn, save lives.

  • Terrorists need storage - Lock-ups, garages and sheds can all be used by terrorists to store equipment. Are you suspicious of anyone renting commercial property?
  • Terrorists use chemicals - Do you know someone buying large or unusual quantities of chemicals for no obvious reason?
  • Terrorists need funding - Cheque and credit card fraud are ways of generating cash. Have you seen any suspicious transactions?
  • Terrorists use multiple identities - Do you know someone with documents in different names for no obvious reason?
  • Terrorists need information - Do you know someone taking an interest in security, like CCTV cameras for no obvious reason?
  • Terrorists need transport - If you work in commercial vehicle hire or sales, has a sale or rental made you suspicious?


You can use the confidential Anti-Terrorist Hotline to report concerns about terrorist activity on 0800 789 321.

Alternatively you can call our non-emergency number: 101 (in Wales) or 0845 6071002 (from outside Wales)

What else can I do to help prevent acts of terrorism?

Report Terrorist Content on the web

The internet is used by some people to promote terrorism and extremism.

The Government and police are committed to protecting the public from terrorist content online, but we cannot do this alone. Everyone who uses the internet can help to make it safer.

To report terrorist content on the web, go to

Secure your Fertiliser

Secure your fertiliserTerrorist groups around the world have for many years used fertilisers to make explosive devices. The majority of these devices have contained ammonium nitrate based products, combined with other materials to produce explosives. Other fertilisers such as urea, potassium nitrate and sodium nitrate have also been misused.

Even in relatively small quantities, ammonium fertiliser-based explosives can cause a great deal of destruction. Many of the most notorious terrorist attacks of the last 15 years – from Oklahoma City to Oslo - were carried out using fertiliser-based explosive devices.
If you use, hold or transport fertiliser, visit

Report suspicious maritime and coastal based activity

Project Kraken logo

Project Kraken is an initiative designed to enhance the security of the Welsh coast line and identify both vessels and individuals engaged in suspicious maritime and coastal based activity. Such activity could be linked to smuggling, organised crime and terrorist activity.


Report suspicious aviation activity

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Project Pegasus - Strengthening our Borders 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.

Click here to find out more about Project Pegasus or to report suspicious aviation activity.