What is Project Kraken?
Project Kraken delivers an enhanced crime and
counter terrorist ‘vigilance’ capability within the maritime
environment along the coast of Dorset. It engages key stakeholders
together with local communities to provide a hostile environment to
terrorists and criminals looking to disrupt the everyday lives and
safety of those who live, work, or travel through our waters.
Through enhanced criminal and counter
terrorist awareness and a promotion in the exchange of information,
Dorset can continue to be a safe place to live, work and relax for
How does Project Kraken work?
The project provides a way in which people can
report unusual activity or behaviour within the marine community –
simply by calling on one of the specific contact numbers detailed
Whilst it is almost impossible to say with any
certainty what a terrorist might look like, an individual’s
activity or behaviour can become suspicious in the context of the
location they are in. Likewise, the unexpected or unusual presence
of a vessel or a particular cargo within a small port or marina
might just cause reason for concern by those who live, work and
relax in that particular environment on a regular basis.
How can you help?
Quite simply, to call Dorset Police,
Crimestoppers or the National Anti-Terrorist hotline whenever you
see any activity or behaviour that you feel is suspicious, and
which may be connected with any preparatory acts of terrorism
or criminal activity.
We are also asking users and residents of the Dorset Coastline to
register with Project Kraken free of charge. As a registered member
of Project Kraken you will receive timely information updates by
email, and a quarterly newsletter providing a summary of local
incidents and activity that might be of interest.
In addition, you will be added to an email distribution list
which will be used, when appropriate, to circulate urgent
information and intelligence updates. There may also be times that
we contact you with a request that you assist us in ‘observing and
reporting’ particular individuals, groups or vessels.
Register online with Project Kraken >
If you suspect it, report it.
Call one of the following:
- Dorset Police: 01202 or 01305 22 22
- Dorset Crimestoppers: 0800 555
- The National Anti-Terrorist Hotline:
0800 789 321
A leaflet about Project Kraken is available to download: