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.
If you suspect
it, report it.
Call one of the following:
- Dorset Police: 101
to report less urgent crime and disorder, in an emergency
always call 999.
- Dorset Crimestoppers: 0800 555
- The National Anti-Terrorist Hotline:
0800 789 321