Chance to be involved in counter-terrorism exercise

Police news.
Police news.

Members of the public in Skegness are being given the chance to take part in a community counter-terrorism exercise.

All Communities Together 2 (ACT 2) aims to highlight the kinds of decisions police have to make in the event of a terrorism-related incident and how agencies and communities can work together to defeat such threats.

It will see attendees thrust into the fictitious town of Sandford and be faced with a situation where a terrorist incident is about to or has taken place.

Decisions made by the attendees will shape the way the incident is investigated and how it impacts on the community and families of those arrested.

They will also need to give consideration to media attention.

The event, which is championed by the Association of Chief Police Officers, will take place from 7pm until about 9.30pm on Wednesday, February 11, in one of the conference rooms donated by The Storehouse, in North Parade.

It has been organised by Pcso Dave Bunker, from the Skegness Neighbourhood Policing Team.

He said: “The object of the exercise is to give members of the community the opportunity to empathise with police decision-making processes during real incidents.

“Numbers will be strictly limited to a maximum of 30 and places will be allocated on a first come first served basis.”

Anyone interested in reserving a place at the event can contact Pcso Bunker by email on david.bunker@lincs.pnn.police.uk or phone on 07939 312764.