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Project Griffin: Protect yourself, your staff, your business and your community

Police call for one million town and city workers to help tackle terror threat

NaCTSO is launching a new Griffin based initiative – Industry Self Delivery. Details of the ambitious plan was announced at the annual Security and Counter Terrorism Expo in London on Wednesday April 20th. Project Griffin began in 2004 and specialist officers around the country are now briefing around 100,000 workers every year. However the new self-delivery programme aims to reach ten times that number.

Many businesses have already pledged to take part. Nikki White, Destinations and Sustainability Manager from the Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA), said:

The Project Griffin initiative is an excellent way for business and individuals to become more aware of counter terrorism preventative measures. ABTA the Travel Association is working with the National Counter Terrorism Security Office to provide our members with industry training, customer advice and support related to Project Griffin both here and overseas.

Companies wishing to deliver Project Griffin to their employees are invited to register with NaCTSO. Following authorisation companies will be provided with the NaCTSO Project Griffin package relevant to their sector and will be provided regular updates. NaCTSO will also offer assistance to trainers through a ‘Product Familiarisation’ program, enabling them to deliver the product to their employees, attendance is not compulsory.

To ensure that a company is a “fit and proper” body to deliver Project Griffin, the following essential criteria for registration will be applied.

A company must:

  1. be a Public Limited Company
  2. have an existing corporate training structure using accredited trainers
  3. operate in the ‘Crowded Place’ environment
  4. deliver all and any part of the NaCTSO Project Griffin product free of charge
  5. sign a formal contract agreeing to abide by NaCTSO and Crown Copyright terms & conditions of use

If the above criteria are met, companies will then be registered on the NaCTSO website and allocated a unique registration number. These details will be included on a NaCTSO Project Griffin Certificate of Attendance when employees have completed a module(s). Certificates will include NaCTSO and Company logos, name of the deliverer and their companies unique NaCTSO registration number.

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1. Project Griffin: Protect yourself, your staff, your business and your community

Project Griffin is the national counter terrorism awareness initiative for business produced by NaCTSO to protect our cities and communities from the threat of terrorism.

The threat from terrorism is serious, but it is important to keep it in perspective. This threat comes principally from DAESH (also known as ISIL), Al Qaida, and groups and individuals who can be directed, encouraged or inspired by them. The level of threat is complex and ranges from crudely planned attacks to sophisticated networks pursuing ambitious and coordinated plots.

The aim of Project Griffin is to:

  • Help understand the threat from terrorism to the UK
  • Guide individuals on what to do if they find themselves involved in a terrorist incident or event that
  • Leads up to a planned attack
  • Enable people to recognise and report suspicious activity

Project Griffin holds briefing events to increase public and staff awareness of how best to reduce and respond to the most likely types of terrorist activities. The events are presented by trained police advisors delivering a range of CT awareness modules.

2. Project Griffin Subject Modules

Events are free and can last between one and six hours depending on the time available and number of modules covered. The modules are reviewed and updated regularly and currently cover the following topics:

Current Threat Firearms & Weapons Attacks Hostile Reconnaissance
Document Awareness Methods of Attack Drones
Bombs Response to Suspicious Items Social Networking
Cyber Postal Threat Insider Threat
Domestic Extremism

An attendance certificate showing the modules covered is awarded to staff at the completion of each event, enabling business to monitor and evidence staff development and awareness.

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