Project Servator aims to deter, detect and disrupt a range of criminal activity, including terrorism, while providing a reassuring presence for the public.
GMP is working with partners, including businesses and the public, to continue to protect Greater Manchester and everyone who lives or works here and make it a hostile place for criminals and terrorists.
Our Project Servator deployments are highly visible and unpredictable and can happen at any time, anywhere.
What we will do
If a Project Servator deployment is happening where you are, there’s nothing to worry about. They are normal police operations.
They are made up of a range of resources, including uniformed and plain clothes police officers, search dogs, metal detection arches and barriers, and police vehicles, all backed up by CCTV and officers specially-trained to identify individuals who may have criminal intent.
Officers will talk to the public and local businesses to let them know what they are doing and remind them to be vigilant and report any suspicious or unusual behaviour to police. You may also see officers handing out leaflets explaining what Project Servator is, or posters on display. Working with the community is a vital part of making Project Servator a success. If you have any questions please feel free to talk to our officers.
Our teams also work with partners, such as local businesses, security staff and CCTV operators to carry out deployments. Together, we’ve got it covered.
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.
You can report anything suspicious to officers who are out and about. Alternatively you can call us:
Crimes that have already been committed can be reported on 101.
Crimes that are in progress, or any threat to a person or property, should always be reported to us by calling 999 immediately.
You can report anything anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
We also need you to remain vigilant while out and about, and to follow national ACT (Action Counters Terrorism) guidance. More information on what to look out for and how to contact police can be found at www.gov.uk/ACT.