COUNTER-TERRORISM SKILLS in a world where recent events have shown they are very much in demand have been the subject of a training event in Moray this week.
Borough Briggs Stadium in Elgin hosted 40 staff from business and security firms who were briefed by police who highlighted the role communities can play in preventing terrorism.
Police Officers provided hints and tips aimed at bolstering emergency or incident response procedures.
Steve Robertson, who is head of Saltaire Security who had staff involved in the ‘Project Griffin’ and ‘Project Argus’ events, said that these were “great initiatives” that were supported throughout Moray. He added: “The police can’t be everywhere so it is important that we, especially those of us in the security industry, work with the police to help be their eyes and ears when we are out and about.
“We have done the course before so for us it was very much a refresher – but there are always new things to learn and it is useful to remind ourselves of the potential threats around us and need to be vigilant.”
Project Griffin is a police initiative to protect our cities and communities from the threat of terrorism. It brings together and coordinates the resources of the police, emergency services, local authorities, business and the private sector security industry.
Project Argus is an initiative developed by the National Counter Terrorism Security Office (NaCTSO) and delivered by Counter Terrorism Security Advisers (CTSAs) throughout the UK.