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Free counter-terror training is being offered online to teach public how to react to a major attack


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Free counter-terror training is being offered online to teach public how to react to a major attack

  • The programme was only available to staff who worked in crowded areas 
  • It’s now available to anyone at the Action Counters Terrorism website 
  • The course is made up of seven modules and takes about 45 minutes

Free counter-terrorism training is being made available to the general public to teach them how to react to a major attack.

The online programme, devised by counter-terrorism operatives and security experts, The online programme, was previously only available to staff who worked in crowded areas like shopping centres and entertainment venues.

The National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) said the decision to make the training public was not connected to the London Bridge terror attack – but added that the atrocity was a ‘stark reminder’ of the ‘ongoing threat and need for vigilance’.

The online programme, devised by counter-terrorism operatives and security experts, was previously only available to staff who worked in crowded areas like shopping centres and entertainment venues

The online programme, originally developed with retailer Marks & Spencer, is now available to anyone who registers at the Action Counters Terrorism website.

Named ACT Awareness, the course is made up of seven modules and takes around 45 minutes to complete.

A spokesman said it explains ‘how to look out for suspicious activity and behaviour and bundles together existing safety advice on how to deal with these situations’.

Lucy D’Orsi of the Met Police said: ‘Giving everyone the chance to be extra eyes and ears for police and local security teams helps keep communities safe.’

 

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