UK employers should be working with the police to combat the threat of terrorism, according to police chiefs.
The Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) said businesses would be given guidance on how to prevent and recover from a terrorist attack as part of the association’s national counter-terrorism security office initiative, launched earlier this month.
Detective chief inspector Chris Phillips, head of the ACPO security office, told Police Review: “The threat to the UK from terrorism is real and serious and we all have a role to play in helping to prevent it.
“Communities are they key to this process, and business communities in our cities and towns can play a vital role in assisting the police to effectively combat this threat.”
The security initiative, Project Argus, will be running more than 200 workshop events for employers and police forces over the next two years.