Project Servator

Project Servator is a policing tactic which aims to disrupt a range of criminal activity, including terrorism, while providing a reassuring presence for the public.

Our Project Servator deployments are highly visible and unpredictable and can happen at any time, anywhere. They are comprised of specially trained uniformed and plain clothes officers.

We work with partners, including businesses and security staff, and our aim is to make it a difficult environment for criminals and terrorists to operate.

Servator - AberdeenWhat 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 and horses whilst taking advantage of a range of technology including CCTV cameras and automatic number plate recognition (ANPR). Officers will speak to people 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.

Servator - In the streetWhat we need you to do

You have an important part 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. 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
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