Online training from security experts to help spot potential terror suspects
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Security experts are urging people on lockdown to use some of their time to sharpen up their counter terrorism skills. The team of specialist officers are making their training course available online to help members of the public to keep themselves safe.
As the ACT (Action Counters Terrorism) Awareness e-Learning course marks its second anniversary, police are launching an updated version with the latest advice from security experts.
The training course will enable people to learn how to potentially spot suspicious behaviour and offers advice on what cab be done to pass on that information.
More than 400,000 people have taken part in the award-winning programme since its launch in April 2018, together completing nearly 2.5 million modules.
The course takes just 45 minutes to work through can be done on a personal or work computer, laptop or tablet.
Senior National Coordinator for Protective Security, Deputy Assistant Commissioner Lucy D’Orsi said: “This is really useful training that anyone can do and access at any time. It’s an opportunity for you to play your part in protecting the national security of the UK.
“I know these are difficult and unprecedented times. During COVID-19 CT Policing continues and we would ask that you help us by being a CT Citizen and undertaking this training.
“As we saw just this weekend, with a suspected terrorist stabbing attack in France leaving two dead and five injured, we all need to remain aware of the threat.
“Whilst many people are spending more time working online from home, I’m asking if you could find time and take just 45 minutes to complete the course.”
The course, which has prompted interest from police forces across the globe, explains how to spot the signs of suspicious behaviour and what to do to help yourself, others and the emergency responders if an attack should take place.
Companies can register on behalf of all employees and share the login details with their staff.
Those already registered will be sent the link to Version 2 automatically in the near future. \
Source: The North Ernecho