Project Servator has been used across the country for the past few years and sees organisations working together to deter, detect and disrupt criminal activity of any kind.
Using a range of tactics, GMP is now working with partners as part of Project Servator to continue to protect Greater Manchester and everyone who lives or works here, targeting offenders of all levels – from petty criminals to terrorists.
The tactics are designed to deter and identify potential criminals, including high visibility uniformed officers, search dogs, metal detection arches and barriers, police vehicles and legal searches, all backed up by specialist trained plain clothes officers and CCTV.
These operations can happen anywhere across the City or Greater Manchester at any time.
What we will do
There will be uniformed and undercover officers, police dogs and horses out in busy areas sending a clear message to people who are about to commit crime – we are here, we’re watching and we will stop you.
By doing this alongside other partners, police in train stations and across the country and CCTV operators, we hope to show these criminals that together, we’ve got it covered.
What we need you to do
You have an important role to play in helping us make these new tactics a success by reporting any suspicious activity.
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. You can report anything suspicious to the Anti-Terrorist Hotline on 0800 789 321.