Community safety

Project Griffin - Counter-terrorism

Project Griffin is the national counter terrorism awareness initiative for business produced by NaCTSO to protect our cities and communities from the threat of terrorism. 

The aim of Project Griffin is to  help understand the threat from terrorism to the UK,   to guide individuals on what to do if they find themselves involved in a terrorist incident or event that leads up to a planned attack and to enable people to recognise and report suspicious activity.

Project Griffin currently 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. 

Events are free and can last between one and six hours depending on the time available and number of modules covered. The modules are reviewed and updated regularly and currently cover the following topics: 

  • Current Threat Firearms & Weapons attacks Hostile Reconnaissance 
  • Document Awareness Response to Suspicious Items Drones (U.A.V) 
  • Bombs (I.E.D) Postal threat Social Networking 
  • Cyber Domestic Extremism Insider Threat 


 NaCTSO also launched a new Griffin initiative, Project Griffin - Industry Self Delivery, on 20th April 2016. 

Specialist officers around the country are now briefing around 100,000 workers every year. However the new self-delivery programme aims to reach ten times that number. 

Companies wishing to deliver Project Griffin to their employees are invited to apply to register with NaCTSO. 

NaCTSO will register approved companies and provide them with the NaCTSO Project Griffin package relevant to their sector, plus regular future updates. 

To ensure that a company is a ‘fit and proper body’ to deliver Project Griffin, the following essential criteria for registration will be applied.  A company must:  

a)      be a PLC 

b)      Have an existing corporate training structure using accredited trainers 

c)      Operate in the ‘Crowded lace’ environment 

d)      Deliver all and any part of the NaCTSO Project Griffin product free of charge 

e)      Sign a formal contract agreeing to abide by NaCTSO (MPS) Crown Copyright terms & conditions of use  

Further details can be found on the NaCTSO website,, and clicking to register will take you

to Eventbrite, the registration mechanism and quite a simple process to follow. 

Once registered - and assuming that all the above criteria are met - companies will then be registered on the NaCTSO website and allocated a unique registration number. These details will be included on a NaCTSO Project Griffin Certificate of Attendance when employees have completed a module(s). The certificates will include the NaCTSO and company logo’s, the name of the deliverer and their companies unique NaCTSO Reg. No.  NaCTSO will contact registered companies to offer assistance to their trainers through a Product Familiarisation programme, which will enable them to deliver the product to their employees. (Attendance would not be compulsory but may incur an attendance charge to recover costs). 

If you have any questions then please email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.    Or Visit for further details and to register.



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