As part of the ongoing investigations into the terrorist incident in Manchester on Monday night, the Prime Minister has announced that the independent Joint Terrorism Analysis Centre (JTAC) have raised the UK threat level from ‘severe’ to ‘critical’. As a result of this decision Operation Temperer will now be activated, alongside other established and tested plans, meaning that military personnel may now be deployed onto the streets under police command and control.
Boat Watch is a community scheme. It operates in the same way as a Neighbourhood Watch scheme. The scheme is run by the community, for the community, and is supported by a number of agencies such as the police, fire service and local councils.
Boat Watch is linked locally, to the National Maritime Project Kraken, which delivers enhanced counter-terrorism vigilance with the aim of increasing public safety.
There are dedicated community co-ordinators in each individual Boat Watch area. Each co-ordinator has a direct link to a local policing team. This allows us to share information about criminal, anti-social and suspicious behaviour in your area.
The aims of the scheme are to:
Increase the prevention and detection of marine related crime
Increase community engagement between individual members, the police and other marine related groups
Reduce the fear of crime in your community
Increase public confidence in the police and other involved agencies.
What are the benefits of being a member of the Boat Watch scheme?