Project Servator

Project Servator

Project Servator aims to deter, detect and disrupt a range of criminal activity, including terrorism, while providing a reassuring presence for the public.

We are working with partners, including businesses and the public, to continue to protect Scotland and everyone who lives or works here and make it a difficult place for criminals and terrorists to operate.

Our Project Servator deployments are highly visible and unpredictable and can happen at any time, anywhere.

What we will do

If a Project Servator deployment is happening where you are, there’s nothing to worry about. They are normal police deployments.

They involve a wide range of other specialist police assets such as police dogs, horses, firearms officers and our force helicopter whist taking advantage of a range of technology such as CCTV cameras and automatic number plate recognition (ANPR). Officers will talk to the public and local businesses to let them know what they are doing and remind them to be vigilant, trust their instincts and report any suspicious or unusual behaviour. You may also see officers handing out leaflets explaining what Project Servator is, or posters on display. Working with the community is a vital part of making Project Servator a success. If you have any questions please feel free to talk to our officers.

Our teams also work with partners, such as British Transport Police, security staff and CCTV operators to carry out deployments. Together, we’ve got it covered.

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What we need you to do

You have an important role to play in helping to make Project Servator a success by reporting anything that doesn’t feel right, for example an unattended item or someone acting suspiciously.

You can play a vital role by being vigilant when you are out and about and reporting anything that doesn’t feel right. You’ll never get in trouble for reporting a genuine concern, and we’ll always take your report seriously – whether it’s an unattended item or someone acting suspiciously. Don’t leave it to someone else to report it.

  • Tell a police officer or member of security or retail staff
  • Call 101 (police non-emergency number)
  • In an emergency, always call 999

We also need you to remain vigilant while out and about, and to follow national ACT (Action Counters Terrorism) guidance.

More information on what to look out for and how to contact police can be found at www.gov.uk/ACT.