Project Griffin is an internationally acclaimed counter terrorism protective security initiative aimed at the business, retail and commercial communities. It aims to provide an understanding of the practical measures that can be taken to counteract terrorism and extremism in our communities.
Established in April 2004 as a pilot joint venture between business, the City of London Police (CoLP) and the Metropolitan Police (MPS), it initially involved three major City-based financial institutions. Since its inception, Griffin has expanded significantly and is nowadays viewed as the most effective and successful example of public-private partnership on Counter Terrorism security issues.
Topics covered include:
- The Terrorist Threat
- Dealing with Bomb Threats/Suspicious Packages
- Hostile Reconnaissance
- Project Griffin trained employees are better prepared to recognise and respond appropriately to threats from extremists and civil emergencies as well as the everyday criminality that can affect businesses.
Project Griffin holds briefing events to increase public and staff awareness of how best to reduce and respond to the most likely types of terrorist activities. The events are presented by trained police advisors delivering a range of CT awareness modules.
The aim of Project Griffin is to:
- Help understand the threat from terrorism to the UK
- Guide individuals on what to do if they find themselves involved in a terrorist incident or events that lead up to a planned attack
- Enable people to recognise and report suspicious activity