Despite terrorist threat level downgraded, support for Kent Force from MoD Police continues

Contributed by editor on May 28, 2017 - 08:30 AM


Whilst the national threat level has been reduced from Critical to Severe, Ministry of Defence Police officers will continue to support Kent Police in keeping the county safe.


There has been on-going work to make sure our communities remain safe following the events in Manchester on 22 May 2017.

The national threat level had been raised to ‘Critical’ earlier in the week, but was reduced to ‘Severe’ yesterday, Saturday 27 May.

Kent Police is liaising with the Home Office to regularly assess the national threat levels and what that means for our county.

Highly-visible firearms officers are already patrolling key locations in Kent as part of our current deployment and as a result of this on-going work, additional police officer patrols have been arranged.

Since Friday 26 May, this has included officers from the Ministry of Defence Police who are supporting their armed Kent colleagues.

MOD police officers are patrolling key locations to provide additional protective security and will be under the command and control of Kent Police.

We continue to ask the public to remain alert, but not alarmed.

Anyone who witnesses anything suspicious should report it to the Anti-Terrorist Hotline 0800 789 321

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