Project Servator aims to deter, detect and disrupt a range of criminal activity, including terrorism, while providing a reassuring presence for the public. Our officers are experienced and specially trained to spot the tell-tale signs that someone is planning or preparing to commit an act of crime.
We use Project Servator at Gatwick Airport, where we work with partners such as British Transport Police, UK Border Force and South East Counter Terrorist Border Policing. We also work with CCTV operators, businesses and the public to continue to protect the airport and everyone who visits or works there. We aim to make it a difficult place for criminals and terrorists to operate. Together, we’ve got it covered.
What you can expect to see
Project Servator's patrols are highly visible and can happen at any time, anywhere across the airport. If you see Project Servator officers, there's nothing to be concerned about. It's normal police activity and isn't linked to any specific intelligence about a threat to the area.
You'll see uniform and plain clothes officers, but we might also include officers from other departments such as dog units, armed officers, vehicle checkpoint and Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR).
Officers will talk to the public, local businesses and private security staff to let them know what they're doing and remind them to be vigilant, trust their instincts and report any suspicious or unusual behaviour. You may also see posters on display boards and officers handing out leaflets explaining more about Project Servator.
Working with the community is a vital part of making Project Servator a success, so if you have any questions, please feel free to talk to our officers.
Project Servator on social media
Keep up to date with Project Servator at Gatwick Airport by following us on Twitter @GatwickPolice or across the country by searching #ProjectServator.
What we need you to do
You have an important role to play in helping to keep the airport safe by reporting anything that doesn't feel right, for example, an unattended item or someone acting suspiciously.
If you see something suspicious, please tell a police officer, use our online form or call the confidential Anti Terrorist Hotline on 0800 789 321, or if it's an emergency, call 999.
We also need you to remain vigilant when you're out and about and to follow national ACT (Action Counters Terrorism) guidance. Find more information on what to look out for and how to contact the police here.
Tell us what you think
It’s important that we get the right balance between deterring and detecting criminals, while not upsetting communities and visitors. We’re always looking for feedback, both good and bad. If you have any concerns or wish to discuss Project Servator, please contact us.