Members of the public can call 101 to report any concerns. All calls are dealt with sensitively and you can ask to speak with a Prevent officer if you prefer.
Alternatively call our team directly during office hours on 01392 225130 – please allow for the call to ring through to the answerphone as it calls our different offices in turn.
If there is an immediate threat to life always dial 999.
If you are from a partner agency (Prevent Duty partners only), please make a Prevent referral by completing the form below and emailing it to: Prevent.
Radicalisation doesn't happen overnight. Worried about someone? ACT NOW, we can help.
With the support of the Counter Terrorism Policing South West Prevent Team, the Safer Devon Partnership has produced a short film around the danger of people being radicalised through grooming and exploitation. Its theme is relevant to all our communities within the south west.
One to Watch: Prevent's 'Left Behind'
Watch Prevent's short film which describes the devastation caused to families whose loved ones have travelled or attempted to travel to a conflict zone abroad.
Left Behind focuses on the accounts of four police Prevent contact officers who have supported families from across the country and witnessed first hand the anquish they go through as a consequence of a family member’s actions.
From the initial shock through to the practical disruption to families and their children, the officers talk frankly and openly and appeal to people who are concerned about a loved one who may be considering travel, to contact the police before it is too late.
Staying safe online
While we are all self-isolating and socially distancing due to Coronavirus, social media platforms, like Twitter, Snapchat and video calls, are a great way to stay in touch with friends and family, share your thoughts and ideas and connect with like-minded people.
Unfortunately, whilst rare, there are negative influencers and online groomers who use the internet, social media and online gaming to spread their extreme ideas, which children can be exposed to. Some of these ideas may be considered radical or extreme and when a person starts to support or be involved in them, this is called radicalisation.
During this difficult time, we will all become more reliant communicating online, select here to take a look at the Lets Talk About It website for useful hints and tips about keeping your family safe online.
Stop Terrorists & Extremists Online Presence
The internet and social media provides many opportunities for those with extreme views to target young or vulnerable individuals.
The Counter Terrorism Internet Referral Unit put considerable effort into removing terrorist and extremist material, however the police depend on information from the public in our efforts to keep us all safe.
We are asking anyone who has concerns about online content to report it by clicking the STOP Terrorists’ & Extremists’ Online button.