City of London Police - Project Servator - 13th Dec 2017View this newsletter in full
MPS Southwark tweeted: RT @CityPoliceCops: It may be cold, but we`re still about this weekend on #projectservator patrols. #onenewchange, #milleniumbridge #TogetherWeveGotItCovered
It may be cold, but we're still about this weekend on #projectservator patrols. #onenewchange, #milleniumbridge #TogetherWeveGotItCovered
9th Dec 2017 - @MPSSouthwark
City of London Police tweeted: Who`s got that festive feeling and is visiting the @p_sq Christmas Market this week?
Our @CityPoliceCops will be on #ProjectServator deployments to counter terrorism and disrupt crime over the Christmas period. #ThoughtThatCounts
11th Dec 2017 - @CityPolice
City of London Police - Project Servator - 23rd Nov 2017View this newsletter in full
Police "terror" operation stops vehicles just yards from London Bridge attack
Officers from City of London Police carried out examinations of vehicles and passengers at a check point on the northern side of the bridge where eight people were killed and 48 injured in the London Bridge attack on June 3. The operation was part of Project Servator which has been stepped in in response to the spate of terror attacks since the Westminster Bridge attack in March. The operation is focussing on bridges over the River Thames in the capital due to the risk of repeat attacks while the terror threat across the country remains severe.
12th Jul 2017 - Express.co.uk
Commuters welcome anti-terror crackdown as armed police descend on Vauxhall station
Commuters and local businesses have welcomed the anti-terror crackdown as armed police paraded Vauxhall station and the surrounding streets. The operation saw more than a dozen officers armed with guns and Tasers patrolling the busy transport hub at the tail end of the rush hour from 9.20am. Officers from Scotland Yard and City of London police also distributed leaflets while explaining Operation Servator to commuters.
28th Nov 2016 - Evening Standard
City of London Police officers patrol area around London Stock Exchange as part of Project Servator
City police were out in full force at the London Stock Exchange yesterday, with dozens of uniformed police officers, many armed, patrolling Paternoster Square and the surrounding area. City A.M. understands that the beefed-up police presence was part of an ongoing practice known as Project Servator. The high-visibility policing tactics, first brought in by the City of London Police in 2014, are intended to “deter and detect criminal and terrorist activity, as well as to reassure the general public”.
9th Dec 2015 - City A.M.
Undercover police target hostile reconnaissance to thwart terror attacks
Undercover officers trained to spot people carrying out terrorist reconnaissance are being covertly deployed to boost efforts to thwart an atrocity on British soil. A pilot of the scheme detecting suspicious behaviours already claims to have deterred hostile reconnaissance, a precursor to terrorist planning for a potential attack which involves the collection of information so terrorists can maximise the effectiveness of their violent actions.
23rd Nov 2015 - The Guardian
#ProjectServator deployments yesterday with 1 male arrested for non payment of fine.
#ProjectServator deployments yesterday with 1 male arrested for non payment of fine. Numerous deployments continuing around the City today.
16th Nov 2017 - @CityPoliceCops
City of London Police calls for Londoners to be its "extra eyes" in fighting crime in OOH campaign
The City of London Police has engaged Kinetic Worldwide to launch a city-wide poster and print campaign aimed at encouraging Londoners to be its "extra eyes and ears" when tackling crime in the city. The campaign is expected to reach around 60 per cent ...and more »
21st Oct 2014 - The Drum
London commuters stepping off their trains at Liverpool Street as the November print issue of Professional Security magazine was going to press were met by a police presence and a giant screen telling them that their next arrest would be along in four minutes. This marked the next phase of Project Servator in the City of London.
16th Oct 2014 - Professional Security
Anti terror police swoop on illegal immigrants as 'hostile reconnaissance' team hit London
Officers in London handed over two illegal immigrants to Border Force this week amid the anti terror clampdown. The officers, deployed to Project Servator, which means watching in Latin, are out in force on the capital's streets amid threats from ISIS and other terror groups. The City of London police set up the 'hostile reconnaissance' anti terror team to patrol streets in 2014. And the officers have been so successful in their missions the British Transport Police and Essex police are rolling out the concept.
18th Aug 2016 - Express.co.uk
London terrorism survey
The deployments may use ‘Behavioral Detection Officers’, as well as other specialist teams, to spot suspicious activity. The operation has already led to a total of 98 arrests and 31 cars seized since the launch in February. The survey also showed a gender bias with 76 per cent of women concerned about terrorist attacks compared to only 59 per cent of men. The Servator tactics, developed and trialed by the City of London Police as part of a three-year research, were adopted by Police Scotland for the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games, as featured in Professional Security from August to November.
7th Nov 2014 - Professional Security
Survey finds Londoners ready to tackle the terrorist threat
The City of London Police continues to pioneer a new and innovative approach to deter terrorism and detect crime through Project Servator. This involves joint deployments with the British Transport Police (BTP) as well as private sector security officers from hundreds of businesses to ensure a ‘Ring of Steel’ around The Square Mile.
10th Nov 2014 - The Security Lion Blog
#ProjectServator at #StPaulsCathedral
#ProjectServator at #StPaulsCathedral and #PaternosterSquare
17th Oct 2016 - @CityPolice
Police use new tactic to fight terror threat in City of London
This, it turns out, was an unwitting example of Project Servator at work — a new tactic to make life difficult for terrorists doing their homework, or “hostile reconnaissance” as the police describe it. It involves using undercover officers trained in behavioural analysis to spot people who might be scoping out sites for a potential terrorist attack. Their expertise is in noticing the subtle, sometimes unconscious ways in which people behave differently when they are stressed or anxious. They are stationed in a certain area just before the appearance of other officers in hi-vis uniforms and sometimes those on horses, with dogs or heavily armed.
17th Jan 2016 - Financial Times
Driver held after cocaine worth £5000 found hidden in socks under car steering wheel
A motorist was arrested after a stash of cocaine worth £5,000 was found hidden inside socks under his car steering wheel. The man, who was driving a Ford Focus, was held by police in London Bridge on suspicion of possession with intent to supply Class ...
19th Mar 2015 - Evening Standard