Project Servator is a policing tactic that has been devised to disrupt a range of criminal activity, including terrorism, while providing a reassuring presence for the public.
We are working with partners, including businesses and the public, to continue to protect Cheshire and everyone who lives or works here and make it a difficult place for criminals and terrorists to operate.
Our Project Servator deployments are highly visible and unpredictable and can happen at any time, anywhere.
What we will do
Officers will arrive unannounced at various locations. These deployments could happen at any time, last for different amounts of time and involve varying numbers of officers.
Patrols are highly visible and involve uniformed and plain clothes officers who are specially trained to identify individuals who may have criminal intent. They are supported by other resources including dogs, firearms officers and CCTV operators.
Our officers will talk to the public, local businesses and private security staff about Project Servator, reminding them to be vigilant and to report any suspicious behaviour. You may see this advice on display in a variety of places such as posters, digital billboards and leaflets.
If you see a Project Servator deployment, there's nothing to worry about - it's normal police activity. Officers will be happy to explain what we are doing and answer any questions you have. Feel free to talk to them if you want to find out more.
What we need you to do
You have an important role to play in helping to make Project Servator a success by reporting anything that doesn’t feel right, for example an unattended item or someone acting suspiciously.
Don’t leave it to someone else to report - speak to our officers directly, or call 101.
In an emergency always dial 999.
The national ACT (Action Counters Terrorism www.gov.uk/ACT ) guidance provides more information on what to look out for and how to report any concerns.