Counter terrorism protective security advice for major events

Guidance on reducing the risk from terrorism at major events.

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Counter terrorism protective security advice for major events

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This guidance has been replaced.

Please see the updated Crowded Places guidance here

Major events may be targeted by terrorists or extremists because of the large crowds of people in attendance. They also offer the group or individual the opportunity for publicity by events being televised or subject of media attention.

NaCTSO has researched and produced a guide intended to give protective security advice to those who are responsible for security in all events and venues. Whilst the document concentrates on measures to counter terrorism, these will also work against other threats, such as theft, burglary and arson.

Planning and preparation for such events can often take months if not years. An early understanding of the security issues involved can both save time and reduce costs by incorporating identified measures before advanced plans are developed.

For site specific advice relating to your premises, contact your CTSA or use the non emergency police telephone number 101.

Published 1 January 2009