Operation Temperer – FAQ’s
WHAT IS CRITICAL THREAT LEVEL?
This is a nationally applied threat level relating to international terrorism. It means that an attack somewhere in the UK is imminent. It is the highest threat level and means that the police and all their partner agencies are on the highest state of alert to protect the public. Currently, there is no specific threat targeted towards North Wales.
WHAT IS OPERATION TEMPERER?
Operation Temperer is the deployment of military personnel in support of police firearms officers and is aimed at deterring, disrupting and preventing terrorist activity and providing public re-assurance. The public should be reassured by this and not alarmed. It is designed to ensure more armed police officers are available to be deployed.
WHAT DOES ALL THIS MEAN FOR NORTH WALES?
It means that over the next few weeks you will see more visible police patrols and in particular you may see a higher presence of armed police patrolling busy areas in North Wales. This is to reassure you that we are prepared for any incident and are ready to protect you. Currently, you will not see any soldiers on armed patrol in North Wales. If this is going to change, we will let you know.
WHAT ARE POLICE ASKING YOU TO DO?
Go about your daily business as usual. We appreciate this is unnerving but you must try and remember there is currently no specific threat against North Wales. North Wales Police and our partners are working hard to protect you. Be vigilant though. If you see or hear anything suspicious or feel that someone or something is out of place then call 999.
MY FRIENDS OR FAMILY WERE AT THE MANCHESTER ATTACK – WHAT SHOULD THEY DO?
They need to inform Greater Manchester Police that they were there so they can be contacted as witnesses. They need to look after themselves. They have seen something horrific and may suffer post traumatic issues as a result of their experience. They should seek advice from a medical professional. Spotted something? Got a story? Send a Facebook Message | A direct message on Twitter | Email: News@Deeside.com