To coincide with the Counter Terrorism Policing, Action Counters Terrorism (ACT) Winter Campaign 2018, Superintendent Gary Mills, the new PREVENT lead for Dyfed-Powys Police, is appealing to communities to assist police and partners in tackling the current threat from terrorism and extremism in the UK. PREVENT is the government’s strategy to reduce the threat to the UK from terrorism by stopping people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism.
Supt Mills said: “PREVENT plays an essential role in helping us to safeguard our communities in Dyfed-Powys. We have created an easy to access referral mechanism for members of the public to use so that they can refer any concerns they have about somebody they know who may be vulnerable to radicalisation. Reports can be made anonymously allowing for reporting to be made at an early stage so that appropriate support can be given to those at risk. Through collective vigilance we can help to reduce the threat and risk from terrorism and extremism together”.
Preventing Radicalisation – How you can help
Information about the governments’ PREVENT programme is now available to view on the Dyfed-Powys Police website. PREVENT works with partner agencies to provide practical help and support to prevent people from being radicalised. It provides early intervention to safeguard individuals against being drawn into terrorism, extremism and related criminal activity.
If you have concerns about anyone you know who you think may be vulnerable to radicalisation, you can now make a PREVENT referral via our website. This can be done anonymously or otherwise. You may be in a unique position to be able to identify and support someone who may be vulnerable.
If you feel the matter is urgent, please contact the confidential Anti-Terrorist Hotline on 0800 789321, or in case of an emergency always dial 999.