ACT: the new Police campaign for public-led action

March 10, 2017

A new national counter terrorism awareness campaign called “Make Nothing Happen” focuses on the critical role the public can play in defeating terrorism.

It urges the public to act on their instincts and report suspicious activity to the police to help keep communities safe.

Why ACT?
The police and the security and intelligence agencies depend on information from you. Be the eyes and ears and help keep yourself, your family and your local community safe by looking out for suspicious activity and reporting it to the police, in confidence.

You may see or hear something that could be that vital piece of information needed to stop a terrorist attack.

Terrorism is rare in the UK, but an attack could happen at any time or place without warning. The current threat to the UK stands at severe, which means an attack is highly likely.

By working together with the police, staying alert and thinking about your safety and security at home or work or when you are out and about, you can make it harder for terrorists to plan or carry out an attack.

What can I do?
If you have any information about suspicious activity or behaviour, you can report it in confidence, either by calling the police or making an online report.

How you can support the campaign
Help us to share the messaging with colleagues, friends and family, to help the Police to maximise their reach.

Please follow and amplify messages from @TerrorismPolice and #ActionCountersTerrorism to push the key campaign messages and materials.

To access all the available material please follow and share this link to the campaign’s home webpage: This will provide a ‘one stop shop’ for ACT and will contain advice, campaign materials and links to supportive information and online reporting tools.

Informative films

How to ACT against suspicious activity or behaviour –

What happens when you ACT against suspicious activity? –

How to ACT against terrorist or extremist content online –