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Public urged to remain vigilant after Manchester attack

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. 

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Helpful numbers

  • In an emergency: 999
  • Non-urgent number: 101
  • Anti-Terrorist Hotline: 0800 789321

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Boat watch

What is Boat Watch

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?

  • Access to Devon and Cornwall Alert (early information regarding crimes or suspicious behaviour)
  • Advice on how to report suspicious activity
  • Access to your local policing team and Boat Watch co-ordinator
  • Provision of regular marine crime information in your area
  • Information about security products that reduce theft and increase the chance of offenders being caught
  • Details on how to register your property and search for details of stolen property prior to buying boats or equipment
  • Opportunities to purchase property marking kits at reduced rates
  • Stickers for your boat/equipment showing it is security marked
  • Opportunities to organise/attend events e.g. free fire safety checks, free security surveys of boats and harbours
  • Opportunities to provide content for newsletters.

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Requirements of becoming a member

Boat Watch is a free scheme, anyone from the boating community can join but we request that you:

Member benefits include the option to purchase:

  • A Boat Watch outboard engine cover and/or
  • A marine marking kit complete with overt stickers to deter offenders.

How do I register my property?

  • You can register details of your property free of charge at Immobilise
  • Police can search this site for lost or stolen property
  • You can search Stolen Boats free of charge prior to purchasing a boat or equipment to check whether it is registered as stolen
  • This site is updated by the marine insurance industry and police.

If you see anything suspicious - please report it by:

  • Emailing the police
  • Talking to your local policing team
  • Giving information anonymously to Crimestoppers by calling 0800 555 111 or by email using their secure online form at Crimestoppers
  • Calling the confidential Anti-Terrorist Hotline - 0800 789321
  • 999 emergency - where life is threatened, people are injured, offenders are nearby or if immediate action is required.

We need more co-ordinators

If you would like to become a co-ordinator please contact your local policing team. We have space for more than one co-ordinator in each area!


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