Project Pegasus is a joint agency initiative that delivers an enhanced ‘vigilance’ capability within the aviation community of North Wales, providing a hostile environment for the threat from terrorism and organised crime, such as illegal immigration and smuggling to the United Kingdom. Through enhanced criminal and counter terrorism awareness, and the exchange of information and intelligence between border policing partners and the aviation community, our airfields and environs can continue to be a safe place to live, work and relax.
Project Pegasus, through the provision of a localised number, provides a structure for the reporting of unusual activity or behaviour within the aviation community believed or suspected to be linked to acts of terrorism or organised crime. Whilst it is almost impossible to say with any certainty what a criminal or a terrorist might look like, an individual’s activity or behaviour can become suspicious in the context of the location they are in. Likewise, the unexpected or unusual presence of an aircraft or associated cargo may give rise to concern to members of the community. Project Pegasus allows for the collation and assessment of all information and intelligence relating to suspicious activity or behaviour where it is believed to be linked to organised crime, terrorist activity or other threats to our borders. It provides a mechanism for the deployment of resources from border policing partners in response to a potential or defined threat.
What to look for:
Get to know your airfield/aerodrome and the people who use it.
Terrorists and Criminals can be stopped.
Know your environment / workplace
Intelligence is everyone’s responsibility
Expect the unexpected
Suspicious activity; see it, record it, report it!
Ensure all employees working in sensitive areas have undergone a vetting process.
All members of staff should wear a security pass including subcontractors. Encourage staff to challenge persons not wearing a security pass.
If you require protective security advice contact your local police Counter Terrorism Security Adviser.
If you observe suspicious activity:
DEFEAT CRIME AND TERRORISM: REPORT YOUR SUSPICIONS:
Call North Wales Police on 01407 724444
or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111
Anti-terrorist hotline: 0800 789 321